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From Texas Standard.

Sutherland Springs, southeast of San Antonio, has been as quiet as any of the other small communities that dot the landscape of Wilson County. The shooting that took place on Sunday at the First Baptist Church has shocked each one of them.

Nannette Kilbey-Smith, the editor of the Wilson County News and the La Vernia News, says Wilson County is a tight-knit part of rural America with a large veteran community.

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From Texas Standard:

For the first time ever, the Houston Astros are World Series Champions. The New York Times wrote that people listened on radios, in gutted rooms without carpet, in motels where they'd been made refugees in their own city.

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From Texas Standard

As the official state tree and namesake ingredient in the state pie as well, the pecan occupies a special place in Texas. Although the state is one of the top producers of pecans, the nut’s success in one key international market has been more difficult to crack.

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From Texas Standard.

The federal government released some 2,800 documents related to the 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy on Thursday. A team at the Dallas Morning News has been poring over the much-anticipated trove since their release.

Enterprise reporter David Tarrant, who leads the team, says the task of digging through the files kept reporters up late.

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From Texas Standard:

For the second time in team history, the Houston Astros punched their ticket to the World Series. It took all seven games against the New York Yankees for the Astros to win the right to take on the Los Angeles Dodgers for the major league baseball crown. The first game against the Dodgers airs Oct. 24 at 8 p.m. ET.

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