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Posted: Dec 29, 2012 2:56 AM

Updated: Dec 29, 2012 2:56 AM

HOUSTON (AP) A Houston man faces capital murder charges in the killings of his former girlfriend and her teenage daughter who were found shot on Christmas Eve. Curtis Adams is accused of fatally shooting 35-year-old LaTasha Jones and 13-year-old Jakaela Newhouse. The Houston Chronicle reports that Adams was charged earlier this year with indecency with a child for a January incident involving the daughter. Court records show Adams denied any inappropriate touching of the daughter.

SAN ANTONIO (AP) A Texas sheriff says an off-duty San Antonio firefighter has died after a fire engulfed his mobile home. Medina County Sheriff Randy Brown says that 31-Matthew Whitley was found dead in his home early yesterday.

AMARILLO, Texas (AP) Nine people have filed a civil rights lawsuit against the city of Bovina, accusing a former police chief and other city officials of a pattern of harassment and extortion. The lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Amarillo yesterday alleges police officers and officials unlawfully arrested the residents in 2010 and 2011 to generate revenue for the city, located about 80 miles southwest of Amarillo.

EDNA, Texas (AP) Texas is building specially designed "hurricane domes" along its Gulf Coast that will offer shelter during major storms and serve the rest of the time as gyms or community centers. The school district in the town of Edna, about 100 miles southwest of Houston, is building a hurricane dome that will be able to withstand winds up to 200 miles per hour.

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