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Posted: Apr 8, 2013 4:35 AM

Updated: Apr 8, 2013 4:35 AM

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) A legislative panel's meeting today to consider making changes to state election laws. The House Election Committee is set to consider reducing the number of early voting days and allowing video monitoring of voter lines.

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Texas lawmakers will hold a hearing today to discuss whether to create a state cybersecurity chief. San Antonio lawmakers are asking the Legislature to create the position and continue a cybersecurity council that formed in 2011.

McALLEN, Texas (AP) Several South Texas residents are set to be in court today after being charged in a federal drug conspiracy that included the wounding of a federal agent. Authorities say their investigation into a drug trafficking ring turned violent when Pedro Alvarado and his two sons chased and shot agent Kelton Harrison.

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) Former first ladies Barbara and Laura Bush are in Michigan today for a symposium on the wives of the nation's presidents. The daylong conference will examine the role of the first lady and celebrate the 100th and 95th birthdays of the late former President Gerald Ford and first lady Betty Ford, respectively.

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