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DALLAS (AP) - Hundreds of people have attended a Martin Luther King Jr. Day discussion that included the widows of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, police officers who were slain and others affected by violence. U.S. Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson said during the event Monday in Dallas that "the only way you get to know anyone and to know their thoughts is to communicate with them." U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz also attended and spoke briefly.

DALLAS (AP) - Thousands of Texans have saluted the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. with parades, music and speeches honoring the slain civil rights leader. MLK Day Parades were being held Monday in numerous Texas cities, including Houston, Dallas, Fort Worth and San Antonio. The Children's Museum of Houston's 22nd annual MLK Day Celebration on Monday featured artwork, recitations and spiritual songs. A Gospel Night community choir program was planned in Lubbock.

HOUSTON (AP) - A sports journalist found wandering near a Houston highway after being reported missing has been discharged following several days in a hospital. Courtney Roland on Monday tweeted a message of thanks to medical personnel, Houston police and others who helped after what she calls an "adverse reaction" to prescription medication. Roland was found Jan. 8 after being reported missing a day earlier. She was discharged Friday. Roland says she's doing better and looks forward to returning to work.

ROCKPORT, Texas (AP) - Texas coastal towns where Hurricane Harvey made landfall are working to restore tourism and other economic attractions nearly five months after the storm. The Corpus Christi Caller-Times reports hundreds of businesses in Rockport and Fulton are now open amid recovery efforts assisted by Aransas County and other government officials. Harvey made landfall Aug. 25, leaving behind destroyed homes, businesses and infrastructure in Rockport and Fulton. About 460 businesses of 1,300 are now open.

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