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Posted: Jun 26, 2014 4:03 AM

Updated: Jun 26, 2014 4:03 AM

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Democrat Wendy Davis is out to rejuvenate her run for Texas governor by reviving the message that followed her nearly 13-hour filibuster a year ago. The Fort Worth state senator is predicting victory this November heading into the Texas Democratic Convention. Party delegates and frustrated supporters are eager to find momentum that's been elusive against heavily favored Republican Attorney General Greg Abbott.

HOUSTON (AP) A former Houston crime laboratory technician admitted to colleagues that he knew he wasn't following proper procedures after results from one of his tests were found faulty. The admission is contained in a Houston Police Department internal investigation report reviewed this week by the Houston Chronicle. The technician wasn't charged.

HOUSTON (AP) Federal rail regulators have approved an environmental review for a proposed Dallas-to-Houston "bullet train" project. Backers say construction could begin as soon as 2016 and trains could start rolling by 2021. The private Texas Central High Speed Railway has given no cost estimates on the proposed 240-mile route.

SAN ANTONIO (AP) Phil Collins is donating his collection of artifacts related to the Texas Revolution to the Alamo. The Texas General Land Office manages the downtown San Antonio shrine to Texas independence. Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson says Collins has the world's largest private collection of Texas Revolution artifacts.

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