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Posted: Sep 28, 2012 2:31 AM

Updated: Sep 28, 2012 2:31 AM

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) The Austin City Council has voted to formally endorse the legalization of same-sex marriages. Yesterday's unanimous vote makes Austin the first Texas city to make the endorsement. Councilmember Sheryl Cole says that although the vote is purely symbolic, "symbolic acts matter."

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) A California man will serve life in prison for the 1989 death of a 93-year-old West Texas woman. Jurors deliberated for one hour before convicting Reynaldo Aguirre Rey in the death of Minnie Elkins of Lubbock. The conviction carries a mandatory life sentence without parole.

HOUSTON (AP) Texas Southern University has suspended its marching band after officials received a report of hazing among its members. The "Ocean of Soul" band canceled a scheduled performance yesterday at the school's football game. The university says it's not yet known how many students were involved in the alleged hazing.

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Governor Rick Perry is denying he has sleep apnea after the diagnosis was revealed in a reporter's diary from his failed presidential campaign. Perry says he was misdiagnosed with the condition during the campaign. Perry had back survery before the campaign and now says he was kept awake by a nerve issue in his foot.

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