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SAN ANTONIO (AP) - A lawyer already facing trial in San Antonio on charges he illegally solicited personal injury cases has been arrested for what prosecutors say was an attempt to arrange the killing of a witness against him. Paul Andrews and his partner earlier were accused of pressuring their San Antonio office manager to illegally solicit personal injury cases. The office manager has a civil suit against them in Nueces County.

HOUSTON (AP) - A new state park and wildlife management area will be created with the almost $38 million purchase of a more than 17,000-acre ranch along the Texas Gulf Coast. The Powderhorn Ranch in Calhoun County is being donated to the Texas Department of Parks and Wildlife by three conservation groups. They used settlement money from the 2010 BP Deep Horizon rig explosion and oil spill for their purchase.

HOUSTON (AP) - The U.S. Coast Guard has extracted an injured man from a tanker near Galveston. The Coast Guard reports a snapped wire struck a man in the chest about 38 miles off the coast. The Coast Guard says the man was transported by helicopter to the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston.

WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) - Flights between the North Dakota oil patch hub of Williston and Houston are now underway. The first United Airlines flight from Houston landed in Williston on Tuesday afternoon. Passengers embarking at Williston's Sloulin Field International Airport can now fly to Houston, Minneapolis and Denver.

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