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Posted: May 30, 2013 2:31 AM

Updated: May 30, 2013 2:31 AM

DALLAS (AP) Another day of strong storms brought high winds and hail to parts of the Texas Panhandle and North Texas. Winds up to 70 mph downed trees and power lines in North Texas last night, with one tree falling onto a mobile home near Fort Worth. No injuries or damage was reported.

FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) A judge has delayed a decision on whether an Army psychiatrist charged in the deadly 2009 Fort Hood shooting rampage will represent himself at trial. The judge says she wants Major Nidal Hasan to have a physical exam before she decides on his request. At a pretrial hearing yesterday, Hasan didn't say why he wants to cut ties with his attorneys.

WEST, Texas (AP) Crews have started an effort to knock down 50 unlivable homes in West, where a fertilizer plant explosion devastated the town. Workers cleared the foundation on two homes yesterday after the First Baptist Church of West committed $200,000 to demolition efforts. Associate Pastor Phil Immicke says the recovery effort is progressing slowly.

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) The chairman of the Texas Senate Finance Committee says he's considering a run for state comptroller. Republican Senator Tommy Williams says he would explore a statewide candidacy after Comptroller Susan Combs announced she wouldn't seek re-election in 2014. Williams was the chief budget writer in the Senate during this year's legislative session.

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