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Posted: Dec 22, 2013 5:30 AM

Updated: Dec 22, 2013 5:31 AM

CALDWELL, Texas (AP) A funeral will be held next week for a Central Texas sheriff's deputy who was fatally shot while serving a search warrant. The service for Burleson County sheriff's Sergeant Adam Sowders (SOH'-ders) will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Central Baptist Church in College Station. Interment will follow at Oak Lawn Cemetery in the deputy's hometown of Somerville. Sowders was shot and killed Thursday.

KILLEEN, Texas (AP) Police in Central Texas say a 15-year-old boy has died after being shot during an argument in a vehicle and the driver was taken into custody pending formal charges. Killeen police say the victim was shot once and died Friday night at a hospital. Investigators didn't immediately release the name of the slain boy yesterday.

SAN ANTONIO (AP) Air Force recruits at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland will get more training on life skills ranging from handling money to protection against sexual assault. The San Antonio Express-News reports recruits will spend up to a week after graduating from basic training to take an expanded skills course. It's the latest in a series of basic training changes after a sex scandal at Lackland led to more than two dozen instructors convicted of wrongdoing.

HIGH ISLAND, Texas (AP) A conservation group has purchased 1,350 undeveloped beachfront acres in Southeast Texas as a haven for migrating birds and other wildlife. The Galveston County Daily News reports the Conservation Fund for Texas on Friday completed the purchase on Bolivar (BAW'-luh-vuhr) Peninsula.

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