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HOUSTON (AP) - Texas railroad officials are investigating a derailment at a southeast Houston train yard. A Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway spokeswoman says no one was injured and nothing was spilled when an engine and one freight car flipped over yesterday. The car that overturned was carrying plastics. There were no hazardous materials onboard.

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) - A 70-year-old South Texas county hospital could be demolished to make way for a new clinic and expansion of another health care facility. Nueces (nyoo-AY'-sis) County commissioners have approved a property agreement toward closing Christus Spohn (spawn) Hospital Corpus Christi-Memorial. The deal involves the Christus Spohn Health System and the Nueces County Hospital District.

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The state Board of Education will hold a public hearing today in Austin about new social studies books. The Board of Education won't vote to approve new books until its November meeting. They won't go into classrooms until the 2014-2015 academic year.

DALLAS (AP) - The fossil of an 85 million year old swordfish will be sold later this month by a Dallas-based auction house. The Cretaceous era fossil measures about eight feet from sword to tail fin and contains 59 teeth. The fossil was found entombed in rock in Kansas' Smoky Hill Chalk of the Niobrara Formation in the late 1880s.

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