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Posted: Jan 8, 2014 2:30 AM

Updated: Jan 8, 2014 2:31 AM

(Information in the following story is from: San Antonio Express-News, http://www.mysanantonio.com)

SAN ANTONIO (AP) A former San Antonio-area teacher accused of sexually assaulting a student in his classroom has been charged with aggravated sexual assault of a child. An arrest warrant affidavit says 43-year-old Raymond Casillas was a middle school English teacher for the Southside Independent School District. Authorities allege that in December 2011, Casillas assaulted a 13-year-old student after inviting her to his classroom for lunch.

PORT ARANSAS, Texas (AP) A Good Samaritan has helped the U.S. Coast Guard save two men whose fishing boat capsized near Redfish Bay in Port Aransas. A man who was duck hunting in a boat found a 45-year-old man walking down a beach looking for help. Both men then let the Coast Guard know where another 24-year-old man suffering from hypothermia was located.

DALLAS (AP) The Dallas Zoo says one of its cheetah cubs has died after battling pneumonia. The 6-month old cub, Kamau (ka-MOWH), and his brother Winspear became sick a week ago and had been treated by the zoo's veterinary staff. While Winspear started to recover, Kamau became sicker and died yesterday afternoon.

(Information in the following story is from: KTRK-TV, http://abclocal.go.com)

BAYTOWN, Texas (AP) While the frigid weather in Houston did not result in snowfall, that didn't stop one suburban dad from making sure his front yard was covered in the white stuff. Garrett Lenderman used a snow blowing machine to put at least a foot of snow on his front lawn for his three daughters to play in and turn his home in Baytown into a winter wonderland. Lenderman says he wanted his daughters to wake up yesterday morning and see snow.

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