Gun used in kidnapping of Americans in Mexico came from US
Federal court documents say the a man who admitted to purchasing firearms that he knew would be going from the U.S. to a Mexican drug cartel was arrested in Texas after the discovery that one of the weapons was linked to the deadly kidnapping of four Americans in the border city of Matamoros.
Judge delays next week's execution of Texas death row inmate
Next week's scheduled execution of a Texas death row inmate who was convicted in the killing of another prisoner was delayed by a judge. Anibal Canales Jr., 58, had been set to be executed March 29 for the July 1997 strangling death of another inmate, Gary Dickerson, at the Telford state prison, which is located near New Boston in northeast Texas. Both prosecutors and Canales’ attorneys agreed to the delay to allow the inmate’s lawyers more time to seek additional evidence in his case, according to the judge’s order.news.yahoo.com
Officials: 2 hurt after shooting at Texas school
Two students were injured after a shooting at a Texas high school on Monday and a suspect is in custody, police and school district officials said. The shooting happened on the Lamar High School campus in Arlington outside a school building, news outlets report. The school was placed in lockdown and once that is lifted, students will be released for the day, Arlington Independent School District spokeswoman Anita Foster said in an email.news.yahoo.com
After arrest for striking officer, fleeing the scene, man tries to escape police station through ceiling grate, authorities say
A South Side man wanted on two Texas arrest warrants faces multiple charges in Chicago including attempted first-degree murder, aggravated assault of a police officer and felony escape, according to court records.chicagotribune.com
Texas judge in abortion pill case is a conservative favorite
A Texas judge hearing a case that could throw into jeopardy access to the nation’s most common method of abortion is a former attorney for a Christian legal group who critics say is being sought out by conservative litigants because they believe he’ll be sympathetic to their causes.
Texas announces takeover of Houston schools, stirring anger
Texas officials on Wednesday announced a state takeover of Houston's nearly 200,000-student public school district, the eighth-largest in the country, acting on years of threats and angering Democrats who assailed the move as political. The announcement, made by Republican Gov. Greg Abbott's education commissioner, Mike Morath, amounts to one of the largest school takeovers ever in the U.S. It also deepens a high-stakes rift between Texas' largest city, where Democrats wield control, and state Republican leaders, who have sought increased authority following election fumbles and COVID-19 restrictions.news.yahoo.com
No. 7 Texas rolls past No. 3 Kansas 76-56 for Big 12 title
Dylan Disu overcame early foul trouble to score 18 points, Marcus Carr and Sir’Jabari Rice added 17 apiece, and seventh-ranked Texas silenced a heavily pro-Kansas crowd in a 76-56 romp over the third-ranked Jayhawks in the finals of the Big 12 Tournament.
Police: Stalker kills woman, husband in Seattle-area home
Police say a longhaul truck driver from Texas who became obsessed with a software engineer after meeting her through a social media chatroom app broke into her suburban Seattle home and killed her, her husband and himself after stalking them for months.
The newest show at Alhambra Theatre & Dining
Inspired by the real-life Chicken Ranch in Texas, this story follows Mona Stangley, the madam of the famous house of ill repute. While the madam is on good terms with the local sheriff, a new crusading reporter is bound and determined to expose the illegal activity and shut it down. This show has been rated PG-13