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Posted: Mar 12, 2013 6:02 AM

Updated: Mar 12, 2013 6:02 AM

EDINBURG, Texas (AP) Border Patrol officials have confiscated more than 3 tons of marijuana hidden in a tractor-trailer rig. Officials yesterday announced the seizure of the drugs with a street value around $9.8 million. Authorities say the bust happened Friday at the Falfurrias (fal-FYOO'-ree-uhs) checkpoint when a drug-sniffing dog detected the marijuana.

CARROLLTON, Texas (AP) Authorities are trying to identify the body of a man found in a Dallas-area drainage ditch. Carrollton police say a passer-by noticed the body yesterday afternoon along a frontage road near Interstate 35. Officials say an autopsy has been ordered.

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) The Texas Senate Public Education Committee will be considering overhauling standardized testing and graduation requirements. Committee Chairman Dan Patrick will hear public testimony today on the bill to reduce the number of tests. It will also allow students to focus on vocational training rather than college preparation.

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) An appeals court has declined to block the $1.6 million sale of the former Texas Highway Patrol Museum in San Antonio to developers. The court dismissed sales process challenges from the state and neighboring restaurant owner Lisa Wong, who offered nearly $1.7 million. The attorney general's office could appeal Friday's ruling.

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