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Posted: May 27, 2014 4:11 AM

Updated: May 27, 2014 4:11 AM

DALLAS (AP) A drought-parched Texas will get more rain today. A flash flood watch will remain in effect over Central and Southeast Texas through this afternoon. As much as 6 inches of rain was detected in the South Plains, Concho Valley, Hill Country and Edwards Plateau of West Texas yesterday. Those downpours brought at least short-term relief to areas of West Texas worst-affected by intractable drought.

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) U.S. Representative Ralph Hall first ran for office in 1950 and first won his congressional seat when Jimmy Carter was president. The 91-year-old is facing the toughest test of his very long political career in today's Republican primary runoff. Hall is trying to stave off a challenge from the right by former U.S. Attorney John Ratcliffe.

DALLAS (AP) The Dallas Museum of Art is putting on display a pitcher from late 10th- to 11th-century Egypt. The ewer was cut from a single piece of rock crystal. The museum says only seven rock crystal ewers of similar quality from the medieval Islamic world are known. The collection was assembled by a Hungarian-born collector over five decades.

PLAINVIEW, Texas (AP) Groundbreaking is planned for next month on a museum dedicated to Jimmy Dean. The Dean family contributed $1 million to Wayland Baptist University in 2008 in what is the largest cash gift in school history. The museum will cost about $5 million to complete and will house memorabilia from Jimmy Dean's personal collection.

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