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Posted: Feb 27, 2013 4:46 PM

Updated: Feb 27, 2013 4:46 PM

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) A bill that would overhaul how health care is delivered to the long-term disabled in Texas has moved forward in the Senate. The Health and Human Services Committee approved the bill today. Supporters say the bill will expand coverage and increase efficiency in programs to care for the disabled in Texas. Critics worry about how it will enroll people into managed care programs operated by private health care companies rather than state agencies.

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) An attorney for the adoptive parents of a Russian boy who died last month in West Texas says they're not responsible for the death of the 3-year-old. Michael J. Brown said today that Laura and Alan Shatto "sure as heck" didn't kill Max Shatto, who the couple adopted from Russia last fall. Autopsy results are pending and no arrests have been made.

DALLAS (AP) A school in a wealthy Dallas enclave has canceled classes after a box of .22-caliber bullets was found in a bathroom in the second apparent threat in as many days. Officials with Highland Park High School say police are investigating who left the shells this morning in a boys' restroom. The school went into lockdown and then classes were called off this afternoon.

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Texas lawmakers say they are facing some behind the scenes resistance as they work to tie higher education funding to completion rates at state universities. House Higher Education Committee Chairman Dan Branch said in a news conference on today that the proposal would help the state produce a more modern workforce.

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