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Posted: Sep 25, 2013 2:30 AM

Updated: Sep 25, 2013 2:31 AM

HOUSTON (AP) Houston's public school district is a finalist for more than a half-million dollars in college scholarships for its high school seniors. The scholarships come in a private foundation's annual recognition of student achievement gains in big-city school districts. The $550,000 top prize goes to the district showing strongest student improvements while reducing achievement gaps.

DALLAS (AP) A Dallas-based wind-power developer has proposed an array of as many as 650 wind turbines for 190 square miles of the Texas South Plains. Tri Global Energy says the complex would be developed in five phases to be operational by mid-2018. The first phase is to be operational by late 2015.

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) San Angelo Standard-Times editor Tim Archuleta has been appointed editor of the Corpus Christi Caller-Times. Archuleta has been the top editor at the Standard-Times since 2003 and oversaw its digital expansion. The Texas Associated Press Managing Editors also named the Standard-Times Newspaper of the Year in 2008.

HOUSTON (AP) The U.S. Coast Guard will shepherd dozens of other federal, state and local security agencies in a test of security at the Port of Houston. Today's SECUREX 2013 exercise will also employ industry and educational resources in the test. Crews will respond to a simulated "dirty bomb" and test various incident command system functions.

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