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State senators are wrangling over a bill that would protect clergy who don’t want to perform same-sex marriages.

The author of the bill is Sen. Craig Estes, a Republican from Wichita Falls. He says some religious leaders in Texas oppose gay marriage. They’re waiting to see how the U.S. Supreme Court rules on the issue in June, and they want to make sure they won’t be legally required to marry same-sex couples.

AUSTIN — The Texas Senate has voted to scrap the state’s high school steroids testing program after more than 60,000 tests caught just a handful of cheaters since 2007.

Texas has spent more than $10 million since launching the program. But the high cost, extremely low rate of catching steroids users and criticism of testing methods has prompted lawmakers to abandon an effort once praised as a leader for the country.

DALLAS — The family of the only person to die of Ebola in the U.S. says it is underwhelmed by a Dallas hospital’s efforts to fulfill a settlement agreement to combat the disease in Africa.

Texas Health Presbyterian Dallas on Monday announced it donated $125,000 toward a scholarship to train doctors and nurses in Liberia. Hospital spokesman Wendell Watson says the donation fulfills a settlement agreement with Thomas Eric Duncan’s family that included an undisclosed payout.

Xan Padrón

A Spanish musician is pushing the limits of her chosen instrument, and now she’s coming to San Antonio.

“My name is Cristina Pato. I am a bagpiper from Galicia, in Spain.”

 You probably haven’t heard bagpipers make the kinds of sounds she does.  (Hit "Listen" to hear her music)

 “For me, trying to make the instrument work outside of its comfort zone, is always a beautiful challenge. I have been playing bagpipes since I was four years old. That means it’s like an extension of my personality.”

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A lawyer who previously represented a man who a federal official says was one of the gunmen who opened fire outside a Prophet Muhammad cartoon contest in Garland, Texas, says the man was a devout Muslim and respectful of the legal process. Arizona lawyer Kristina Sitton represented Elton Simpson, who according to court documents was convicted in Phoenix of lying to the FBI in 2010, about whether he’d discussed traveling to Somalia.

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