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Hutchison to start campaign officially

GALVESTON -- She blinked four years ago, but this time U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison is jumping into the race for Texas governor, even if it means she'll have to knock out a fellow Republican heavyweight to win.

Hutchison returns to her native Gulf Coast for the official announcement Monday morning, the beginning of a five-day tour that starts at her old high school and will take her to virtually every corner of the vast Lone Star State.

Perry had a 12-point lead over Hutchison in a July UT poll, with about a third undecided.

Texas alcohol commission agents shoot man

AUSTIN -- Two Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission agents shot a man who had tried to run over them after he led Austin police officers on a brief chase.

The suspect was in critical condition at University Medical Center at Brackenridge after the shooting around 3 a.m. Sunday.

Officials declined to release his name and said they were not yet sure his family had been notified.

TABC officials said three agents were patrolling near bars when they spotted a vehicle that Austin police had been pursuing. The agents followed the suspect's vehicle into the parking lot of an apartment complex and the suspect allegedly attempted to run over one of the agents.

That's when two agents fired their guns. All three agents have been placed on paid administrative leave.

Beaumont blaze displaces families

BEAUMONT -- An early morning fire destroyed an entire apartment complex building in Beaumont, leaving close to two dozen families homeless.

Beaumont television station KFDM reported that several pets died in the fire, but had no reports of other injuries.

The fire happened shortly after 2 a.m. Sunday at an apartment at the Settler's Cove Apartments and spread to other units.

People are being housed at the Sterling Pruitt Center and the Red Cross is also helping out.

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