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  • A Houston man is charged with using a stun gun to rob three fast food restaurants and a coffee shop along Interstate 35 between San Antonio and New Braunfels on Monday.

  • For the first time in more than five years, Texas no longer is in a drought. While less than 3 percent of the state remains “abnormally dry,” according to the U.S. Drought Monitor, drought has disappeared from every other part of Texas.

  • Gov. Greg Abbott has appointed Spencer Copeland, a Sam Houston State University graduate student, to a one-year term as the Texas State University System’s student regent. His term ends May 31 next year.

  • Fort Worth billionaire Sid Richardson Bass has “made a significant investment” in beloved but beleaguered Blue Bell Creameries, the Brenham-based company announced today in a written statement.

  • When Austinites Tavanya Wright and Amber Gregg got engaged last spring, the two women weren’t expecting to be able to get legally married in Texas. Now, their ceremony in October will be recognized by the state — and it will take place in Dripping Springs, which lawmakers recently named the wedding capital of Texas.

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