Posted: Jan 9, 2013 2:32 AM
Updated: Jan 9, 2013 2:32 AM
SAN ANTONIO (AP) A federal judge has ruled a Texas school district can transfer a student to another campus for refusing to wear an identification card that's part of an electronic tracking system. The parents of 15-year-old Andrea Hernandez are suing her San Antonio high school, arguing the ID rule violates her religious beliefs. A judge denied her father's request to prevent Andrea from being transferred as the lawsuit moves through the courts.
EL PASO, Texas (AP) A British businessman who pleaded guilty to trying to sell missile parts to Iran is expected to learn his punishment. Sixty-five-year-old Christopher Tappin is due in an El Paso federal court today for sentencing. Tappin pleaded guilty in November in a deal that calls for a 33-month prison sentence.
HOUSTON (AP) A man caught on cellphone video allegedly vandalizing a 1929 Pablo Picasso painting has surrendered to federal marshals. Uriel Landeros of Houston turned himself over the marshals at the international bridge near McAllen. Landeros was charged last June after allegedly spray painting the artwork titled "Woman in a Red Armchair" at the Menil Collection in Houston.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Governor Rick Perry is urging state lawmakers to cut taxes. Addressing the state Senate yesterday, Perry said legislators should continue limiting the size of government and "take a look at tax relief." Perry's comments came after Comptroller Susan Combs said Texas would have $96.2 billion in estimated new revenue.