Texas News: Blind Dog Reunited With Owner

News from around Texas for Dec. 25, 2011

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    NBCPhiladelphia.com

    Below is a list of news from around Texas courtesy of The Associated Press.

    San Antonio - Thanks to Craigslist, a blind dog believed to be dead has reunited with his San Antonio family this Christmas. The San Antonio Express-News reports that nearly a month after Stevie Oedipus Wonder disappeared from his home, a Craigslist ad led to the cairn terrier mix puppy being returned to his owner Belinda Gutierrez on Thursday.

    Bedford, N.H. - A New Hampshire couple says Southwest Airlines flight attendants put the couple's terminally ill son at risk by ordering him out of a safety seat and into a regular passenger seat. Chris Dainiak of Bedford, New Hampshire said he and his wife were told to remove 8-year-old Nicholas from his protective travel seat for a Friday flight home from Florida. Nicholas suffers from a rare illness and can't walk, talk, or hold his head up. Dallas-based Southwest says it's looking into Dainiak's concern.

    Dallas - Two state senators say they want to pass laws to better protect mental-health patients in Texas after allegations emerged that employees at Dallas' Parkland Memorial Hospital had abused the mentally ill. State Senators Judith Zaffirini and Jane Nelson say they'll work to pass legislation ensuring caregivers handle patients safely.

    Houston - A Wisconsin company will install three solar-powered bicycle kiosks in downtown Houston as part of a program designed to cut vehicle emissions. The Houston Chronicle reports that the City Council awarded the $105,000 contract to B-Cycle LLC, a company that has installed a similar system in San Antonio.