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Posted: Feb 17, 2014 5:30 AM

Updated: Feb 17, 2014 5:31 AM

(Information in the following story is from: The Monitor, http://www.themonitor.com)

DONNA, Texas (AP) A South Texas town is contracting engineers to overhaul a water treatment system damaged six years ago when Hurricane Dolly slammed the community. The Federal Emergency Management Agency initially awarded Donna City nearly $500,000 to repair the plant after the 2008 hurricane. Now the city is asking for another $1.2 million to complete the work.

TERRELL, Texas (AP) Services will be held for a Dallas firefighter who died after being knocked from an icy overpass by a vehicle while responding to a traffic accident. Family, friends and other mourners gather Monday in Terrell (TEHR'-uhl) to remember William Scott Tanksley. Burial will follow at the Restland Cemetery-Garden of Honor in Dallas. Tanksley was killed Feb. 10. The 40-year-old firefighter had been a Dallas firefighter for 14 years. He was married with three children.

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

HOUSTON (AP) One person has been killed in a crash of an experimental plane near Houston. The plane broke up in flight over San Jacinto County. The Federal Aviation Administration confirms one person was killed. There was only one person aboard the aircraft. The person's identity was not immediately released.

(Information in the following story is from: Houston Chronicle, http://www.houstonchronicle.com)

HOUSTON (AP) An influential, wealthy Houston church is considering a split from the nation's largest Presbyterian body. The First Presbyterian Church, the oldest congregation in the city, will vote next week whether it wants to remain with Presbyterian Church USA or join a breakaway faction that wouldn't allow for gay clergy or marriage. Presbyterian Church USA, which the Houston church currently belongs to, recently allowed local congregations to decide if they want to ordain gay clergy.

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