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Texas Police Investigate Twitter Prank

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AUSTIN, Texas — The Texas Rangers flash the baddest badge in the Lone Star State. They're the top cops working the biggest crimes beneath iconic white cowboy hats. They're the bodyguards for the governor.

All of which raises the question: Why are they investigating a Twitter prank poking fun at a small-town city council?

Since at least August, members of the state's 150-man elite police force have been trying to get to the bottom of who's behind parody Twitter accounts lampooning council members in what's arguably the law-and-order headquarters of Texas: Huntsville, home to the nation's busiest execution chamber.