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SAN ANTONIO (AP) - A union representing South Texas firefighters has questioned using public funds to help pay for a $280 million downtown San Antonio streetcar system. Leaders of the San Antonio Professional Firefighters Association on Tuesday announced their opposition to the transit plan. President Christopher Steele says city funds should be used for public safety and other community services. Firefighters this weekend will help gather signatures in a petition drive to let voters, not transit officials, decide the fate of streetcar projects.

DALLAS (AP) - Police say a 37-year-old man who was found shot on a North Dallas street has died. Dallas police had no immediate witness or suspect information in this morning's shooting death of Matthew De La Garza.

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - TCU wide receiver Brandon Carter has been charged with marijuana possession following a traffic stop in Fort Worth. TCU athletic officials today did not immediately comment on the arrest of Carter, who has not taken part in spring practices for academic reasons. Carter was granted a leave of absence from the Horned Frogs last November.

POINT COMFORT, Texas (AP) - A contract worker has died after falling about 25 feet while doing routine cleaning at a Formosa Plastics Corporation plant in southeast Texas. The Calhoun County Sheriff's Office today identifies the victim as 26-year-old Christopher Adames of Port Lavaca (luh-VAH'-kuh). The accident happened around midday yesterday at Formosa Plastics' specialty PVC unit in Point Comfort, about 110 miles southwest of Houston.

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