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Posted: Jan 21, 2014 3:45 PM

Updated: Jan 21, 2014 3:46 PM

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Democratic candidate for Texas governor Wendy Davis says that if she's elected, she would veto a state income tax to pay for public schools and expand the places where people may carry their handguns. In an interview with The Associated Press today, the Davis campaign attempted to shift attention away from two-days of criticism that Davis has not been completely forthright in telling her life story.

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) A sixth North Texas lake has been found to be infested with zebra mussels. A Texas Parks and Wildlife Department statement today says that water samples taken by the U.S. Geological Survey recently from the lake, northeast of Dallas, tested positive for zebra mussel DNA and its larvae.

EL PASO, Texas (AP) A West Texas judge has scheduled a new trial for a man whose conviction of two murders while a teenager has been overturned on appeal. Daniel Villegas (vee-YAY'-gahs) was released on bond last week after a state appeals court granted a new trial. The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals ruled that Villegas' received an ineffective defense from his attorney in in 1995.

FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) A man and two children have been found dead in a home at Fort Hood. A statement from the Texas Army post says the bodies were found about 7:15 a.m. this morning. The post released few details about the deaths. It did say all three are military dependents, meaning they're related to a soldier. However, officials haven't said if they're related to each other.

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