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MCALLEN, Texas (AP) - An official of a West Texas organization that's receiving around 30 immigrant parents who were separated from their children after entering the country illegally says "there's no magic bullet" to reuniting the families. The released parents were arriving Sunday to El Paso's Annunciation House. Legal coordinator Taylor Levy says she doesn't know where their children, including toddlers, are and the parents haven't been able to speak with them.

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) - Two 25-year-old women have been arrested on child abandonment charges after authorities say five children _ the youngest 5 months old and the oldest 11 years of age _ were found alone at a home in College Station. Police also say in a statement that the home had "unsafe and unsanitary conditions" and that the children were left intentionally alone.

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) - A bronze statue worth about $65,000 and reported missing Friday from a Corpus Christi waterfront sculpture has been found in the water about 100 yards from where it had been displayed. Police in Corpus Christi say officers followed a trial of bolts and drag marks that led to the bay where divers have recovered the statue of philanthropist Shirley "Sam" Fielder Durrill.

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Austin police have arrested and charged a 24-year-old woman with murder for a hit-and-run crash and fatal shooting last week. Police say Cierra Powell is jailed on $150,000 bond and charged with the death of 36-year-old Jason Aranda.

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