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Posted: Mar 27, 2014 6:00 AM

Updated: Mar 27, 2014 6:01 AM

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Texas state lawmakers are hearing from business leaders on the general state of the Texas economy. Governor Rick Perry has touted the strength of the state's economy as he has encouraged companies to move to Texas from other state. Republican gubernatorial nominee Greg Abbott also has lauded the state economy as one of the strongest in the nation.

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) A College Station man has been sentenced to eight years in prison after being convicted of assaulting a police officer. Johnnie Gooden was found guilty of trying to punch the officer in the head and kicking him in the groin while resisting arrest. An arrest report says it took five officers to detain Gooden.

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) The U.S. Supreme Court is considering appeals from a convicted killer seeking to avoid the Texas death chamber. Anthony Doyle would be the fourth Texas inmate put to death this year if he's executed tonight in Huntsville. Hyun Mi Cho (HYUN-mee-cho) was beaten to death while delivering food to Doyle's parents' home 11 years ago.

HOUSTON (AP) Five men accused of holding 115 people hostage in a 1,300 square-foot house will go to court today for a bond hearing. The men are accused of using guns and threats to hold people for ransom to continue their illegal entry into the United States. A criminal complaint said the people were stripped of their shoes and most of their clothing to keep them from escaping.

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