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Posted: May 11, 2014 2:31 AM

Updated: May 11, 2014 2:31 AM

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) RadioShack is scaling back on plans to close up to 1,100 stores after it failed to come to an agreement with lenders. Fort Worth-based RadioShack in March announced a plan to aggressively close stores to stop the bleeding as losses piled up. RadioShack, with more than 4,000 U.S. stores, says it will find other ways to cut costs with fewer closings.

DALLAS (AP) The AirTran Airways frequent-flier program ends in November and will be folded into Southwest's Rapid Rewards plan. Dallas-based Southwest Airlines on Friday said the company began notifying customers of the changes about two weeks ago. Dallas-based Southwest bought AirTran Airways in 2011 and plans to switch all its planes to the Southwest brand by year's end.

LEMING, Texas (AP) Mourners have gathered to remember a San Antonio-area police officer who was fatally shot while off-duty outside a tattoo parlor he co-owned. A funeral mass was held yesterday afternoon for Balcones Heights police Officer Julian Pesina. The service was in Leming, about 25 miles south of San Antonio.

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) A state appeals court has ruled a $5-per-customer tax at Texas strip clubs is legal. A three-judge panel of the Austin-based 3rd Court of Appeals rejected arguments from attorneys for strip club owners who contended it was unconstitutional for the fee to be charged on patrons at clubs that offer nude entertainment and sell alcohol or allow the customers to bring in their own alcohol.

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