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Posted: Mar 2, 2014 5:30 AM

Updated: Mar 2, 2014 5:31 AM

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) A conservative Texas political group is waging an intense legal battle to keep secret the names of its donors and is taking the Texas Ethics Commission to federal court to stop a subpoena. The Austin American-Statesman reports this weekend that the nonprofit group, Empower Texans, filed motions in federal court this week asking a judge to stop the commission's subpoena. The dispute is over whether Empower Texans and its chief, conservative activist Michael Quinn Sullivan, need to register as a lobbying group.

LA VILLA, Texas (AP) Some six weeks after a dispute over water bills shutdown four schools in a small South Texas town, the district and city officials still have not signed a longer term deal. The McAllen Monitor reported yesterday that while La Villa municipal officials and the district agreed in principle to a new water rate, the agreement has not yet been signed.

HOUSTON (AP) A 74-year-old man has died from a flesh-eating bacteria five days after going fishing on a Texas lake. KHOU-TV reports Travis Lee Moore died Friday, days after a fishing trip on Lake Conroe about 50 miles north of Houston.

ALLEN, Texas (AP) An architecture company says extensive cracking found at a $60 million Texas high school football stadium is not the result of flaws in its design of the complex. Houston-based PBK Architects told The Dallas Morning News that the cracking in the concourse are "shrink cracks" that don't threaten the stadium's structural integrity.

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