Posted: Jan 19, 2013 5:46 AM
Updated: Jan 19, 2013 5:47 AM
DALLAS (AP) A Dallas woman convicted in the dehydration death of her 10-year-old grandson won't learn her sentence until next week. Jurors have gone home for the weekend without deciding Tina Marie Alberson's punishment. She faces up to life in prison because of a previous felony conviction. The boy was denied water for days during record-high temperatures in North Texas.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) The steps of the Texas state Capitol will be one of several sites across the country today staging rallies in opposition to President Barack Obama's plans to curb gun violence. Among the speakers at today's Texas ceremony will be Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson and first-term state Rep. Steve Toth, a Republican from The Woodlands. Toth has introduced a bill seeking to ban in the state any federal prohibition on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines
NEW ORLEANS (AP) The former mayor of New Orleans who is now living in Texas is set for arraignment later this month on corruption charges. Ray Nagin is accused of accepting bribes and gratuities from city contractors in exchange for helping them secure millions of dollars in work for the city. A 21-count federal indictment was announced yesterday. He's now living in Frisco, Texas.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) The University of Texas has given the OK to put news boxes in the journalism school building after all. The journalism school's assistant director says administrators initially blocked the newspaper boxes, citing environmental concerns. The administration reconsidered last month and allowed the boxes