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Whataburger Sues Bill Collector Over Phone Calls

Nobody likes the way bill collectors do their business.  They call debtors at all hours of day and night at home and at work, but one collector may have gone too far with one debtor in San Antonio.  It got them sued.

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Thieves Love the Honda Accord

The Honda Accord seems to be one of the most common vehicles seen on the roads, not only across the US, but right here in East Texas. Driving on the Highway 59 we see tons of Accords, mixed in with several domestic pickup trucks and foreign and domestic SUVs. I’m rockin’ a Chevy Traverse, packed full of car seats, diaper bags, and scattered discarded Cheerios. And you?

If you drive a Tahoe, rest assured, it’s not likely to be stolen. But if you drive a foreign car, you’re chances of having it ripped off are pretty good. Yikes!

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Texas Prison Population Shrinking

It's true.  The Austin American-Statesman reports the total population of the state's 111 prisons is now 154,000 — down 2,500 from two years ago when it was 156,500, give or take.

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Two Reported Dead in College Station Shooting

Police confirm two people have died after today’s shooting near the Texas A&M campus. KBTX reports the gunman is in custody.

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Giffords and Kelly Moving Back to Arizona

It's reported that former Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and her husband, retired astronaut Mark Kelly, have decided to move back to Arizona.  This comes a year and a half after she moved to Houston for intensive physical and speech therapy after a gunman shot her in the head at a public event in Tuscon.

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Cops Bust Huge Marijuana Farm in Polk County

The Polk County Enterprise reports that more than 100 law enforcement officers from federal, state and local agencies moved in and shut down the biggest marijuana farm any of them had ever seen last week.

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Panola County Sheriff's Department
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Lawyer Considering New Appeal for “Bernie”

Just when you thought the hoopla over the movie "Bernie" had died down, brace yourself because it could start all over again.  The real "Bernie" has a new lawyer.

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Update: Giffords Approves Shooter Guilty Plea

The Houston Chronicle reports former Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and her husband have no problem with a plea bargain for the man who's accused of shooting her and many others at a public meeting in Tuscon last year.  Six people were killed and 14 others, including Giffords, were wounded

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