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AP Source: Rockets reach agreement for Terry - Jacksonville Daily Progress
HOUSTON (AP) — A person with knowledge of the deal says the Houston Rockets will acquire guard Jason Terry in a trade with Sacramento. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the deal had not been completed. The Rockets will also receive two ...
Critics question Abbott's 2010 Houston voter raid - Jacksonville Daily Progress
DALLAS (AP) — A previously unreported 2010 state raid of a Houston effort to register low-income voters is raising concerns from critics that the Republican favorite to become the next governor of Texas used his post to suppress voter registration ...
No. 10 Baylor opens stadium with 45-0 win over SMU - Jacksonville Daily Progress
WACO, Texas (AP) — Bryce Petty threw for two touchdowns and ran for another score, helping No. 10 Baylor open its riverfront campus stadium with a 45-0 victory over former Southwest Conference rival SMU on Sunday night. Petty played two quarters because ...
Texas' Perry says disparaging tweet unauthorized - Jacksonville Daily Progress
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry says a disparaging tweet from his personal account about the Democratic district attorney he's charged with unlawfully trying to oust was unauthorized. A tweet from Perry's account Sunday, after the ...
US judge blocks enforcement of new La abortion law - Jacksonville Daily Progress
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A federal judge has temporarily blocked enforcement of Louisiana's restrictive new abortion law. But lawyers disagree about whether his order covers doctors at all five of the state's clinics or only two doctors and three clinics.
Sore Baylor QB Petty out for 2nd half - Jacksonville Daily Progress
WACO, Texas (AP) — Quarterback Bryce Petty didn't play after halftime of No. 10 Baylor's season opener because of a bruise to his lower back. Petty was clearly in discomfort several times in the first half against SMU on Sunday night. He took a shot ...
RG3 statue, boats on water at Baylor's new stadium - Jacksonville Daily Progress
WACO, Texas (AP) — Robert Griffin III will always have a special place in Baylor football lore. The school's only Heisman Trophy winner now has a permanent place in bronze at the Bears' new stadium. A 9½-foot bronze statue of Griffin was unveiled Sunday ...
Explosion in Mexican customs office closes bridge - Jacksonville Daily Progress
EAGLE PASS, Texas (AP) — A four-lane bridge crossing the Rio Grande has been closed after two gas line explosions set the customs and immigration office ablaze in the Mexican community of Piedras Negras. Local news reports Sunday said firefighters and ...
Texas Southern beats Prairie View 37-35 - Jacksonville Daily Progress
HOUSTON (AP) — Homer Causey ran for one touchdown and threw for another and Texas Southern beat Prairie View A&M 37-35 in both team's season opener on Sunday. Causey went 14 of 22 for 224 yards and rushed for 88 yards, pacing the Tigers over their ...
Martinez starts well for Texas, Astros rally - Jacksonville Daily Progress
HOUSTON (AP) — Prior to Sunday's game, Texas manager Ron Washington said he had a gut feeling about starting pitcher Nick Martinez. Washington could have used one for his bullpen, as well. The Rangers got 5 1-3 serviceable innings out of the rookie right ...