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EL PASO — A Fort Bliss spokesman says 11 airmen were injured in an accident involving several Humvees at the Army post. Lt. Col. Lee Peters tells the El Paso Times that all of the injured airmen were expected to be released from a hospital Thursday night, updates are awaited on Friday morning.

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It was a little less than a year ago that tens of thousands of unaccompanied children from Central America crossed the Rio Grande into Texas.   Now as the peak migration season approaches federal officials are watching to see whether a recently implemented plan will prevent another surge of children coming over the southern U.S. border.

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If you have tickets to a show downtown and want to have a nice dinner before the curtain goes up, VIA is making it a little easier.

The city’s transit company is launching “The E” this Saturday night.  The route will run west on Commerce, north on Navarro, south on St. Mary’s, and east on Market.

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HOUSTON — A celebrity booking agency has told the Texas attorney general’s office it is not all right to make public how much the University of Houston is paying actor Matthew McConaughey to speak at the school’s May 15 commencement ceremony.

The university has declined to release the information because its contract with California-based Celebrity Talent International includes a confidentiality clause that gives the agency a chance to object. The school has asked the attorney general’s office to issue an opinion on whether such information can be kept private.

Celebrity Talent International President Glenn Richardson sent a March 9 letter to the attorney general’s office, saying payment and other details in McConaughey’s contract are a trade secret, the Houston Chronicle reports.

AUSTIN — As national unrest swells over police officers not indicted in high-profile shootings, a Texas House panel is trying to calm public concerns that prosecutors who investigate officer-involved incidents are biased.

Parents of children shot by Texas law enforcement officers told the newly created Select Committee on Emerging Issues in Texas Law Enforcement on Thursday that they are concerned about the lack of indictments.

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