Posted: Jan 10, 2013 5:14 PM
Updated: Jan 10, 2013 5:14 PM
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) A bill filed in the Texas House would prohibit state elected officials from "double-dipping," or officially retiring to collect their pensions while still drawing a salary. Filed by Chris Turner, a Grand Prairie Democrat, the bill would ban double-dipping by future state officials. It would not outlaw the practice for those already engaging in it.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) Authorities say they have arrested a Southeast Texas man accused of involvement in a highway crash that killed three people last year. Edward Blackwell of Conroe was arrested yesterday by San Antonio police. The 43-year-old Blackwell is charged with three counts of intoxication manslaughter.
LAREDO, Texas (AP) Four people have pleaded guilty to their roles in a 2010 Laredo kidnapping that federal prosecutors say was ordered by the Zetas drug cartel. The U.S. Attorney's office says 36-year-old Pablo Cerda, 29-year-old Ernesto Zaragosa-Solis and 31-year-old Efrain Garza kidnapped a Laredo woman whose stepson had allegedly stolen more than $1 million from the Zetas. The three and a fourth suspect all pleaded guilty today in Laredo federal court.
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel of Texas A and M says he's learning every day about life as a celebrity. The first freshman to win college football's top award says today he's trying to avoid making "the same mistakes again" after a picture of him holding cash at a casino was posted to his Twitter account on Saturday. The picture was later removed.