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Posted: May 15, 2014 6:01 AM

Updated: May 15, 2014 6:01 AM

SAN ANTONIO (AP) A San Antonio judge has blocked the state's effort to halt a divorce and child custody case involving a same-sex couple. The Texas Attorney General's office argued before State District Judge Barbara Nellermoe that it has an interest in defending Texas' ban on same-sex marriages. Nellermoe refused to allow the state to intervene in the case.

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) A San Marcos man has been charged with intoxication manslaughter for the November deaths of two men killed in Travis County when their van was struck by his pickup and exploded. Austin police say tests on blood samples from William Lawrence after the collision show the presence of the powerful hallucinogen PCP. Bobby and Billy Robert were killed in the wreck.

SAN ANTONIO (AP) A San Antonio man has been convicted of a lesser charge of reckless injury to a child for the death of his adopted daughter. But Matthew Aranda skipped court and wasn't present for the verdict. He's now a fugitive. Aranda could get up to 20 years in prison.

DALLAS (AP) The company that runs Texas' standardized school tests is acknowledging it accidentally released two English essay questions on the exams before they were given to test scorers. Officials at Pearson say the mistake was theirs and they regret it. The firm has a $90 million contract with the state.

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