TEXAS SENATE GIVES FINAL OK TO ANNEXATION-VOTE BILL

A once-controversial bill that would require Texas' largest cities to hold a public vote before they annex surrounding property was given final approval on Sunday.By a vote of 21-10 — generally along party lines — senators concurred with House amendments to Senate Bill 6 -- changes that will cover only cities of 500,000 or more, instead of most mid-sized and smaller cities.Those smaller cities could opt to be covered by the new law, to give c...

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Sunday: Sunday is the day of the week between Saturday and Monday. For some Christians, Sunday is observed as a day for worship of God and rest, due to the belief that it is Lord's Day, the day of Christ's resurrection.
Texas: Texas is the second most populous and the second-largest of the 50 states in the United States of America, and the largest state in the 48 contiguous United States. Geographically located in the South Central part of the country, Texas shares an international border with the Mexican states of Chihua
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