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Posted: Jun 11, 2014 2:31 AM

Updated: Jun 11, 2014 2:31 AM

HOUSTON (AP) The City of Houston has reached a tentative deal with its firefighters' union on a 30-month labor agreement that includes a 4 percent pay raise in January but limits how vacations can be used. The agreement awaits approval by rank-and-file firefighters. It would eliminate vacation banking that allows firefighters to use unused vacation days of co-workers.

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department says it will only accept online applications for the state's public hunt drawings. The new system will allow hunters to browse the drawn hunt catalog by hunt category and location using interactive maps. Selected applicants will be notified by email and can accept permits and pay any fees online.

DALLAS (AP) Republican officials reviewing candidate cities to host the GOP's 2016 presidential nominating convention visit Dallas this week. Mayor Mike Rawlings and former U.S. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison will guide party officials through Victory Plaza and the American Airlines Center on the edge of downtown Dallas. The tour is scheduled for tomorrow.

FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) Governor Rick Perry will join Fort Hood's commander in a groundbreaking on a new center for wounded warriors. The groundbreaking at Fort Hood will begin construction on the $11 million Fort Hood Intrepid Spirit Center. It's one of nine centers the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund plans to treat service members suffering from the most severe forms of traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress disorder.

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