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Posted: Apr 18, 2014 2:30 AM

Updated: Apr 18, 2014 2:31 AM

ELDORADO, Texas (AP) State agents have seized a polygamous group's Texas ranch where hundreds of children were removed during a 2008 FBI raid prompted by child sex abuse allegations. Group leader Warren Jeffs is serving life in prison after being convicted of sexually assaulting two girls he took as child brides. The state sought to seize the property over allegations of mismanagement by Jeffs.

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) A judge has temporarily reinstated admitting privileges to two abortion providers at a Dallas hospital that had stripped the doctors of those rights. Dr. Lamar Robinson and Dr. Jasbir Ahluwalia sued University General Hospital. They accused the hospital of illegally stripping them of admitting privileges after a court upheld strict new Texas abortion restrictions.

WEST, Texas (AP) Residents of West are marking the anniversary of a fertilizer plant explosion by holding a moment of silence at the exact time of the blast that killed 15 people. A fire at the West Fertilizer Company triggered a blast so powerful that it leveled nearby homes and schools the night of April 17, 2013. Hundreds of people gathered at the town's fairgrounds for the ceremony last night.

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Maroon bluebonnets will be allowed to remain on the University of Texas campus in Austin after mysteriously appearing in the shadow of the UT Tower. It's believed that Texas A&M pranksters planted the seeds for a variant of bluebonnet known as Alamo Fire. The Texas A&M colors are maroon and white. Longhorn fans find the colors unsightly in light of their loyalty to burnt orange.

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