AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Texas Senate Republicans insist proposed new restrictions on abortion facilities are designed to protect women's health. But a tweet today from the account of Republican Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst said what Democrats have claimed all along: the plan is an attempt to shut down clinics and all but ban abortion in Texas. A tweet from the @DavidHDewhurst Twitter account included a map from an abortion rights group showing clinic locations that says "it would essentially ban abortion statewide."
TEXARKANA, Texas (AP) - Hundreds of mourners attended the funeral service for an East Texas police officer who died after being hit by a vehicle during a disturbance at a park. The service for Texarkana police officer William Jason Sprague was held today in Texarkana and included a procession of emergency vehicles to First Baptist Church.
McALLEN, Texas (AP) - Federal authorities say a South Texas mailman is in custody for opening customer mail and stealing money contained in gift cards. The McAllen Monitor reports today that Jose Mario Cavazos was arrested at the U.S. Postal Service's processing and distribution center in McAllen.
SAYREVILLE, N.J. (AP) - New Jersey Governor Chris Christie surprised some schoolchildren when he told them his favorite football team is the Dallas Cowboys. His pronouncement yesterday at a school in central New Jersey drew shouts, gasps and some boos. The governor, now running for re-election, joked that being a Cowboys fan "is not the smartest thing for the governor of New Jersey to be."
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