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GALVESTON, Texas (AP) - Galveston County authorities say they'll oppose possible parole of one of two men sentenced to life in prison for the abduction of a 19-year-old Texas City woman more than 30 years ago. Gerald Zwarst goes before a parole board later this month.

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - A federal grand jury has indicted the driver of a tractor-trailer crammed with people crossing into the United States in an alleged human smuggling operation that led to 10 people's deaths. James Matthew Bradley Jr. was indicted Wednesday in San Antonio. At least 39 people were inside the rig discovered in the early morning of July 23 outside a San Antonio Walmart. Eight people were found dead and two others died at area hospitals.

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - State scientists say zebra mussels have been found at Lake Austin, the latest indication the invasive species is continuing to spread along Texas waterways. The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department says mussels were found Aug. 9 on flotation devices and a barge in Lake Austin. It's not clear if they were transported to the lake by boat or if they spread downriver toward the state capital from Lake Travis.

COPPELL, Texas (AP) - Retail gasoline prices in Texas and across the country declined 2 cents per gallon this week. AAA Texas on Thursday reported the statewide average price at the pump was $2.15 per gallon. Nationwide gasoline prices settled at an average $2.34 per gallon. The association survey found San Antonio has the cheapest gasoline in Texas this week at an average $2.06 per gallon. Drivers in El Paso face the state's highest gasoline prices at an average $2.20 per gallon.

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