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    It's been nearly seven years since Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton was indicted on felony securities fraud charges. But there's still no sign of when a trial will happen as Paxton is on the cusp of winning the GOP nomination for a third term Tuesday. He's in a primary runoff with Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush, who has made the criminal accusations against Paxton a centerpiece of his campaign. Paxton has pleaded not guilty and his attorneys say the delays are not due to any “improper influence” by Texas' top law enforcement officer.

      The Federal Aviation Administration is again forcing Elon Musk to cool his jets. The SpaceX founder has said the company likely would launch the Starship vehicle into orbit for the first time from South Texas in May. But the agency said last week that it would push the date to complete its environmental review from March 28 to April 29 — marking its third delay since closing out a public comment period in November.

        HOUSTON — Two notable Democratic primary races have gained a new level of uncertainty after Texas’ largest county said it “identified approximately 10,000 mail-in ballots (6,000 Democratic and 4,000 Republican) that were not added into the original Election Night count.”


        When an Austin church told William he couldn’t stay there with his two dogs during the ice storm last year, he and his wife decided to brave the subfreezing temperatures in their tent under a bridge. They used two stoves to stay warm and rationed out canned goods for meals.

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