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Attorney General Greg Abbott has accepted a deal on temporary voting maps that could salvage the state's April 3 date for primary elections.

The winner for rainfall overnight in North Texas is the area around Oakland and I-30 in Fort Worth -- more than six inches reported by the National Weather Service.

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A three-judge panel is moving up closing arguments in the federal court hearing in Washington on Texas political redistricting.

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Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee and a redistricting expert say the political district map drawn by the Texas Legislature hurts minority seats.

Jackson Lee and Theodore Arrington testified Monday in Washington as a two-week trial resumed before a three-judge federal panel. The judges are trying to determine whether the new political map drawn by the Texas Legislature to reflect 2010 U.S. Census Data violates the federal Voting Rights Act.

Jackson Lee says she finds changes to her congressional district inexplicable, although it is still considered a safe Democratic seat.

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Retail gasoline prices across Texas have jumped 4 cents this week as motorists continue traveling during the holidays, some to New Year's gatherings.