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Posted: Apr 16, 2014 2:00 PM

Updated: Apr 16, 2014 2:01 PM

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Senator Ted Cruz has raised nearly $900,000 since the first of the year. But that's about half what he collected in donations last fall after playing a key role in the government shutdown. Cruz's campaign reports it received nearly 14,000 individual donations from January through March and all but about 650 were for less than $100.

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) Attorneys are making a final attempt to halt the scheduled execution of Jose Villegas (vee-AY'-gus) in a few hours. They're asking the U.S. Supreme Court to delay the execution because of new evidence they say shows the man is mentally impaired. Villegas was convicted of killing three members of a Corpus Christi family in 2001.

GALVESTON, Texas (AP) Crews will be assessing the damage that a large storm wave has done to a drilling rig in the Gulf of Mexico about 130 miles off Galveston. The wave struck Tuesday and moved the rig more than 50 feet but it wasn't drilling at the time and no oil spilled.

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) Paul McCartney is coming to Lubbock in June. He'll open the U.S. leg of his world tour with a June 14th show at United Spirit Arena on the Texas Tech campus. Lubbock's mayor says McCartney reached out to ask to play in the hometown of one of his musical influences, Buddy Holly.

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