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Tom Preiss, who runs a photography business, found a 4-foot gator near his home by Riverside Park. Preiss snapped a picture of the carnivorous reptile and notified TPWD officials.

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Prairie Energy Partners of El Campo is one step closer to building an oil refinery near Bloomington. It would be the first built in the U.S. in more than 40 years.

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The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department reopened the area because it found what it considers to be a reasonable percentage of oysters measuring 3 inches or more in the sample dredges it collects.

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"Our participation numbers tripled this year," said Allan Berger, who chairs the partnership and serves as cleanup coordinator for the organization. "I was significantly impressed we the amount of trash our teams picked up and it goes to show just how significant a problem this is."

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Jessica Dutton, an associate professor in the Department of Biology at Texas State University in San Marcos, is conducting the research with graduate students. The team is studying mercury levels in trout, blue crabs, red and black drum and other species, both inside and outside of the Alcoa Superfund site.

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