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Posted: Dec 30, 2013 6:00 AM

Updated: Dec 30, 2013 6:01 AM

DALLAS (AP) The former Army psychiatrist behind the Fort Hood shooting massacre made several requests of the county jail where he was being held before trial. Nidal Hasan filed 21 requests with the Bell County Jail, where he was held for nearly four years after the 2009 shooting that left 13 dead. Hasan was convicted and sentenced to death in August and is now being held at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.

RICHARDSON, Texas (AP) Country music legend Ray Price has been memorialized in North Texas following his death. Hundreds of his fans and friends gathered Saturday in the Dallas suburb of Richardson for a public memorial service. Price died Dec. 16 at his home in Mt. Pleasant, Texas, after battling pancreatic cancer. He was 87.

(Information in the following story is from: The Galveston County Daily News, http://www.galvnews.com )

GALVESTON, Texas (AP) A researcher in Galveston estimates the island's population has surpassed 50,000 residents for the first time since Hurricane Ike five years ago. Fifty thousand is an important threshold for Galveston because it would qualify the Gulf Coast city for more federal transportation funding. A city official estimates that falling under the 50,000-person threshold will cost the city $750,000 a year.

DALLAS (AP) Dallas billionaire and heavyweight GOP political donor Harold Simmons, has died. He was 82. Simmons became one of the richest men in the country with interests ranging from energy to chemicals. A spokesman says Simmons died Saturday in Dallas. Over the years, Simmons has donated tens of millions of dollars, including to charities, education groups and a Dallas medical center.

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