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SAN ANTONIO (AP) - The funeral will be held this morning for a Texas police chief killed while trying to arrest a man. Cornerstone Church in San Antonio will host the services for slain Elmendorf Police Chief Michael Pimentel. Pimentel was shot in the shoulder and abdomen last month while trying to serve a warrant for graffiti. He was pronounced dead at an area hospital.

HOUSTON (AP) - The president of Houston's fire department union has resigned in the middle of contract negotiations with the city. Bryan Sky-Eagle says firefighters threatened him, his wife, his children, his home and his truck. The union chapter says it supports Sky-Eagle's decision and that its 3,800 members increasingly lacked confidence in him.

HOUSTON (AP) - Houston police say a man swinging a crutch at passing cars on Interstate 45 was fatally struck by a car. Police say the man was using the crutch to try to hit moving vehicles when one struck him. He died at the scene. They say the driver didn't stop but contacted police. The driver was released without charges.

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Some online higher education courses are costing Texans more money than brick-and-mortar classes. The Dallas Morning News has found that only the University of North Texas and the University of Texas had lower costs for online classes. Many of the online courses include extra fees or additional costs per credit hour.

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