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Posted: Nov 19, 2012 3:53 PM

Updated: Nov 19, 2012 3:53 PM

UNDATED (AP) Twinkies won't die that easily after all. Hostess Brands and its second largest union will go into mediation to try and resolve their differences. Today's announcement came after the Irving, Texas-based company moved to liquidate and sell off its assets in bankruptcy court citing a crippling strike last week.

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) A Texas judge hearing arguments in the state's school finance trial has denied a motion by districts to resubmit evidence. Judge John Dietz says he will not allow the schools suing the state to recalculate a study that found Texas needs to spend an additional $7 billion a year to adequately fund public schools.

EL PASO, Texas (AP) Public services have been set in West Texas for actor Sherman Hemsley. His funeral will be at noon Wednesday at Cielo (see-AY'-loh) Vista Church. His burial will follow at Fort Bliss National Cemetery. Hemsley died in July but an estate fight delayed his burial.

ABILENE, Texas (AP) A West Texas detective says the Dyess Air Force Base home of a toddler who died smelled of urine and feces from the children living there. Abilene Police Detective Eric Vickers testified today at a military hearing for Senior Airman Christopher Perez. Evidence presented at the trial will determine if Perez should go to trial.

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