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FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - PGA Tour golf Billy Horschel says he didn't know his wife was ready to go public about her alcoholism. In a poignant post after Horschel's win at the Byron Nelson, Brittany Horschel said she marked a year of sobriety this month. Billy Horschel says his wife was ready to share the couple's story and to start helping others dealing with addiction. Billy Horschel is now playing at Colonial after the win at the Nelson, his first since the end of the 2014 season.

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Texas Republicans are moving to weaken a voter ID law and send it to Gov. Greg Abbott after a judge twice ruled that the original version deliberately tried to suppress minority voters. The changes heading toward approval Tuesday by the GOP-controlled House wouldn't expand the list of IDs that Texas has required since 2011. The new law would let people without an ID cast a ballot if they sign an affidavit.

DENTON, Texas (AP) - Authorities say at least a dozen small planes have been damaged as winds of nearly 50 mph struck a North Texas municipal airport and flipped some aircraft. Denton police say some airplanes were found piled on top of each other as officials surveyed Tuesday's storm damage at Denton Enterprise Airport. Nobody was hurt. Airport spokeswoman Lindsey Baker says 12 to 15 planes were damaged, along with about a dozen hangars and other structures, at the city-owned aviation complex.

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The Texas Legislature is close to giving the state's often-combative Board of Education broader veto power over textbooks used across America's second-largest state. A bill already approved in the state Senate and up for a House vote Tuesday lets the board's 15 elected members reject textbook content not "suitable for the subject and grade level." Critics worry it weakens limits in place since 1995, which only allow the board to seek textbook edits so they better align with Texas curriculum.

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