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  • One of the Legislature’s less consequential duties came before a House committee Tuesday: designating state capitals and symbols, from the Steak Capital of Texas (Hico) to the official State Pollinator of Texas (the western honeybee).

  • Looking to thwart aggressive new competition in Corpus Christi and Laredo, Tanger Factory Outlet Centers Inc. plans to invest an estimated $5 million to renovate and update its sprawling San Marcos outlet mall.

  • The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment’s historic fleet of wooden glass-bottom boats at Texas State University are receiving a makeover, both cosmetically and functionally so that visitors can continue a 70-year Spring Lake tradition.

  • After turning back last-minute attempts to let city voters opt out, the Texas House gave final approval Monday to legislation allowing gun owners with concealed weapons licenses to carry their side arms openly

  • A woman was charged with murder in connection with the death of a man whose body was discovered Tuesday at the Texas Disposal Systems recycling center, according to the Travis County Sheriff’s Office.

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