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3 years 7 months 2 weeks ago Thursday, June 08 2017 Jun 8, 2017 June 08, 2017 10:45 AM June 08, 2017 in News - AP Texas Headlines

(AP) - High tech's center of gravity is shifting east. Google has announced plans for a new $1 billion office complex in New York City. It is the tech industry's latest major expansion beyond the Seattle-San Francisco corridor.

(AP) - Hours before a 7-year-old Guatemalan girl became ill and died in U.S. custody, her father signed a form that stated his daughter was in good health. That raises questions as to whether the father knew what he was signing. The form was written in English and was read to him in Spanish by Border Patrol agents. But the father's native language is a Mayan tongue. Agents along the U.S.-Mexico border are increasingly encountering migrants who speak neither English nor Spanish.

RICHARDSON, Texas (AP) - After raising five kids and retiring at age 77 from her secretarial job, Janet Fein couldn't be blamed for finally relaxing, but that's not her. Now 84 years old, Fein went to back to school. And this week she'll accomplish a long-held goal when she graduates from the University of Texas at Dallas with a bachelor's degree. Fein says, "I didn't have anything to do in retirement and I didn't think that playing bingo was up to my speed."

GALVESTON, Texas (AP) - A proposed Texas coastal barrier is drawing backlash from some Gulf Coast residents and the state's land commissioner wants more time for property owners to voice concerns. The plan is designed to protect the Texas coast from hurricanes with a barrier system of floodwalls, floodgates and seawall improvements.

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