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Posted: Feb 2, 2014 5:30 AM

Updated: Feb 2, 2014 5:31 AM

SALADO, Texas (AP) It's becoming a longer and longer road across Texas for four prominent Republicans running for lieutenant governor. The March 4th primaries are still a month away. But Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst, Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson, state Senator Dan Patrick and Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples have all or mostly appeared together at a whopping 26 debates and forums around the state.

NEW YORK (AP) Dallas-based AT and T is reducing cellphone rates for family plans with large amounts of data. The new rates are available starting today and apply to plans with at least 10 gigabytes of data shared by two or more phones on a single account. Savings start at $10 per phone per month.

SAN ANTONIO (AP) An infant found dead at a San Antonio recycling plant in late December still awaits a proper burial, a child advocate says. Meanwhile the child's mother, 25-year-old Nidia Alvarado, remains in Bexar (BAYR) County Jail charged with capital murder in the death of the newborn child. Bond is set at $2 million. Child advocate Pamela Allen tells the San Antonio Express-News that authorities are requiring authorization from the child's biological father in order to release the body.

HARLINGEN, Texas (AP) A combination of weather conditions has beached thousands of starfish along the beaches of an island located in South Texas, near the border with Mexico. The Valley Morning Star of Harlingen reports that high winds, rough seas and strong currents caused the mass stranding of thousands of starfish along the beaches of South Padre Island.

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