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Posted: Dec 23, 2013 6:00 AM

Updated: Dec 23, 2013 6:01 AM

(Information in the following story is from: Austin American-Statesman, http://www.statesman.com)

ROUND ROCK, Texas (AP) The first mayor of Round Rock who spent more than 40 years serving Central Texas residents will be remembered with his name on City Hall. The Round Rock City Council recently voted to name City Hall for Jack Jordan, who died in 1959. He was 86. Jordan became Round Rock's first mayor in 1913 for one term, then spent 44 years as city secretary.

(Information in the following story is from: The Dallas Morning News, http://www.dallasnews.com )

DALLAS (AP) A free trolley system in Dallas mainly serving the Uptown Neighborhood will add a car because of more riders since a downtown park opened. Ttrolley officials this week could begin street testing of the car named Betty. It's the fifth restored car in the McKinney Avenue Transit Authority fleet. Transit officials say ridership has increased 40 percent since Klyde Warren Park opened in October 2012.

(Information in the following story is from: Austin American-Statesman, http://www.statesman.com )

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) New Texas troopers will be issued lighter pistols that experts say have less recoil and can carry more ammunition. Department officials say Smith & Wesson M&P 9 mm handguns will be issued to troopers finishing their training in January. Current troopers will be allowed to carry their .357-caliber SIG Sauer pistols while DPS expands availability of the new handgun. The 24-ounce Smith & Wesson can carry 17 rounds, plus one in the chamber. The 34-ounce SIG Sauer carries up to 15 rounds.

(Information in the following story is from: The Dallas Morning News, http://www.dallasnews.com)

DALLAS (AP) The number of people in parts of Texas opting for the federal Affordable Care Act could be growing. Records show about 14,000 Texans enrolled for insurance coverage in October and November on the federal online exchange. An enrollment rush is likely tied to a deadline this week to get insurance for next month.

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