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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Austin police say the reward for information leading to the arrest of whoever is responsible for three explosions that have killed two people and injured two others has risen by $50,000 to now total $115,000. Interim Police Chief Bryan Manley announced the reward boost Sunday as authorities pleaded for help.

CLINT, Texas (AP) - The 37-year-old chief technology officer for an El Paso County school district has been arrested for stealing as many as 150 iPads from the school system and reselling them. El Paso County sheriff's officials say investigators searched the home of Phillip Acosta last week and found several computers stolen from the Clint Independent School District, where he's chief of the department of technology and information services.

CRESSON, Texas (AP) - A fire at a North Texas chemical plant following an explosion last week is being allowed to burn itself out before authorities search for a man missing since the blast occurred. Mayor and Assistant Fire Chief Bob Cornett said Sunday conditions at the 15,000-square-foot Tri-Chem Industries plant in Cresson are "just too hot" and "just too dangerous."

BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) - A 27-year-old Dallas woman is in federal custody on charges she tried to smuggle a 14-year-old boy into the U.S. from Mexico by using an illegal Georgia birth certificate. Joanna Gamez-Aguillon was arrested last week at the Hidalgo-Reynosa International Bridge in the Rio Grande Valley.

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