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Posted: Feb 1, 2013 6:02 AM

Updated: Feb 1, 2013 6:02 AM

SANTA FE, Texas (AP) Authorities in Southeast Texas are searching for two people posing as yard workers who stole a widow's collection of gold coins valued at $30,000. The Galveston County Daily News reports the theft happened Tuesday in Santa Fe, Texas. Police say one of the thieves was talking to the 77-year-old Elaine Harris when the other sneaked into the home and grabbed a large box and safe.

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Governor Rick Perry is slated to address the State Board of Education this morning. Earlier this week, Perry said that lawmakers should increase the number of public charter schools in Texas. Perry also said Texas should offer scholarships "that give students a choice."

ALEDO, Texas (AP) Schoolchildren in one North Texas town are cheering for the Baltimore Ravens this weekend on behalf of the family of defensive back Chris Johnson. The player's three children all go to school in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports the sixth graders at McAnally Intermediate School in Aledo held a rally this week supporting 12-year-old Brannon Johnson and his father.

HOUSTON (AP) Houston Texans running back Arian Foster says he's considering a heart procedure to address a condition that forced him out of a game. Foster tells the NFL Network that he will "likely undergo" a heart ablation in about a month. The 26-year-old Foster left Houston's game against Minnesota on December 23rd with an irregular heartbeat.

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