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Posted: May 25, 2014 2:31 AM

Updated: May 25, 2014 2:31 AM

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Hydroelectric power in Texas has all but dried up as the state's drought continues. The Austin American-Statesman reports the amount of hydropower generated across Texas dropped 24 percent from 2012 to 2013. Only a fraction of the state's energy needs come from hydroelectricity but the downturn is yet another consequence of the drought.

DALLAS (AP) The Dallas school board has voted to alter the way teachers are paid by approving an evaluation system that ties their pay to performance. Teachers currently are paid based on years of service and advanced degrees. But the board voted late Thursday to determine their pay based on points accumulated in their two most recent evaluations. The Dallas Morning News reports the vote is considered a significant win for Superintendent Mike Miles' reform efforts.

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) An associate professor of communications at the University of Texas at Arlington has been suspended with pay after being accused of money laundering. Denton police arrested Eronini Megwa and his wife Susan Jenevive Megwa this week following a two-year investigation of Megs Discount Pharmacy. Police say the couple has bonded out of jail.

HARLINGEN, Texas (AP) South Texas police say a 35-year-old worker has died at a construction site after falling from a platform. Harlingen police Sergeant Robert Ahrens says Juan Carlos Reyes of Brownsville was pronounced dead at the scene Saturday. The fatal accident occurred at a site where a Marriott hotel is being built.

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