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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Texas Governor Rick Perry was defiant as he arrived at an Austin courthouse Tuesday to be booked on felony charges. Perry told reporters he will fight the abuse of power allegations "with every fiber" of his being and will prevail. Perry says he "did the right thing" when he vetoed millions of dollars for state public corruption prosecutors.

HOUSTON (AP) - A Texas appeals court has upheld Jessica Tata's murder conviction. The woman is serving an 80-year prison sentence for the deaths of four children at a Houston day care in 2011. They died in a fire at the home while Tata was away shopping.

HOUSTON (AP) - Law enforcement officials say they're hoping to get funding to buy bulletproof vests for officers in Harris County. It's estimated it would cost $630,000 to outfit officers who either don't have vests or are using old or damaged ones.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - The Texas Tech women's soccer game Friday in Lubbock has been called off because their opponent has been caught up in a hazing investigation. University of New Mexico officials say they're still interviewing student-athletes and gathering details about an incident on Sunday night.

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