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SAN ANTONIO (AP) - A new Battle of the Alamo is brewing in Texas. It is over a revamp of the site where Texas independence fighters were overrun by Mexican forces in 1836. Critics worry the $450 million project overseen by Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush will be driven by "political correctness." The battle was years before the Civil War, but the removal of Confederate monuments has heightened concern. Some Alamo battle participants were slaveholders.

SILSBEE, Texas (AP) - Autopsy results show that a woman and her five children died from smoke inhalation in a Southeast Texas house fire. Hardin County Sheriff Mark Davis disclosed the results in a statement Thursday. Ashley Pickering and her children died early Wednesday when a fire swept through their home near Silsbee, about 80 miles northeast of Houston.

MCKINNEY, Texas (AP) - McKinney High School running back Matt Gadek set the Texas single-game rushing record with 592 yards in a 63-50 victory against Plano East on Thursday night. With a 31-yard run on the second-to-last play, Gadek broke the record of 587 yards rushing by Somerville's Daryl Ellis in 1998, according to Texas Football magazine.

EL PASO, Texas (AP) - Civil right leaders and immigrant rights advocates are launching near the U.S.-Mexico border a new national "poor people's campaign" modeled after Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s final crusade. Rev. William J. Barber, II is scheduled Sunday to lead a community march and mass gathering in El Paso, Texas to begin the Poor People's Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival.

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