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Posted: Dec 13, 2013 2:30 AM

Updated: Dec 13, 2013 2:31 AM

SAN ANGELO, Texas (AP) Pope Francis has named an Austin priest to serve as the next bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of San Angelo, which includes 29 West Texas counties. The Rev. Michael Sis has served as the vicar general of the Austin Catholic diocese since 2010. Sis is scheduled for installation on Jan. 27. Sis is a 53-year-old Mount Holly, N.J., native who was ordained as a priest in Austin in 1986 and has served numerous parishes in Austin and College Station since.

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) Fresh out of bankruptcy and newly merged with US Airways, American Airlines says it'll buy 90 new regional jets from Brazil's Embraer and Canada's Bombardier. The Fort Worth-based airline says it plans to use the jets to replace smaller, less fuel-efficient planes. Officials say the new planes will reduce operating costs and allow for first-class cabins, economy seats with more legroom that the airline sells for a premium, and in-flight Internet service .

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) The state's chief accountant says a strong Texas economy has created an extra $2.5 billion in unspent revenue. Republican Comptroller Susan Combs today delivered lawmakers a report certifying the 2014 to 2015 state budget passed this spring.

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) The chancellor of the University of Texas system says Austin campus president Bill Powers should keep his job, despite acknowledging a "strained" relationship between the two powerful education leaders. The UT System Board of Regents took no action today on Powers' employment status. The fate of Texas football coach Mack Brown's job remained unclear this afternoon.

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