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Sen. Cruz rallies GOP against border bill; House delays vacation

WASHINGTON—On a day that was supposed to signal new leadership in the House, Speaker John A. Boehner was plagued with the same old GOP infighting Thursday when he was forced to abruptly cancel a vote to approve $659 million in emergency funding for the border crisis because conservatives — spurred on by Republican Sen. Ted Cruz—rallied against it.

DISD budgets $700,000 for student technology

Included in Denison Independent School District’s 2014-2015 draft budget is a major question mark left over from last year: $700,000 set aside to equip high school students with electronic devices. The district did not use that money last year, and it remains to be seen how or if it will be used in the new school year.

TCOG expanding program to aid homeless vets

Steve Norby served in the Navy for six years, operating a nuclear reactor on a submarine. When he left the service, he went to college on the GI bill to study electrical engineering and took a job working for Texas Instruments. But Norby’s severe depression slowly began taking over his life, he said, and before long he was on the streets, bouncing from shelter to shelter.

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Israeli leader says cross-border tunnels must be destroyed

JERUSALEM — Amid mounting international concern over civilian casualties and demands for an immediate cease-fire, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stressed Thursday that he would accept no truce that would prevent Israel from demolishing the cross-border tunnels that have become the focus of the ongoing fighting.

Reflections of summer

Swing sets were empty at Fairview Park in Sherman after rains moved through the area Tuesday morning. More rain is expected later in the week, but cooler temperatures and dry weather are forcasted for the weekend.