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Stories Around Texas for May 12th, 2017

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One hundred homes have been evacuated in Beach City, east of Houston, after lightning struck crude oil tankers at a plant, triggering a fire, CBS affiliate KHOU reports. Click Here to read the full story.

Time ran out in the Texas House late Thursday on a proposed law that would have reduced the penalty for possession of small amounts of marijuana in the state to below that of most traffic tickets. Click Here to read the full story.

Debate about a bill before the Texas House about improving care for foster children quickly broke down into a heated argument about vaccinations on Wednesday, with one of the state’s most conservative lawmakers saying vaccines weren’t important for public health. Click Here to read the full story.

Texas’ top health care fraud investigator resigned Wednesday night under pressure from the governor, the result of media inquiries that revealed Texas Health and Human Services Inspector General Stuart Bowen was moonlighting for a private firm that provided services for the government of Iraq. Click Here to read the full story.

 

 

 

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