Posted: Jan 27, 2013 2:31 AM
Updated: Jan 27, 2013 2:31 AM
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) An estimated 3,000 people have marched on the state Capitol for an anti-abortion rally to mark the 40th anniversary of the Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion. Governor Rick Perry told the crowd yesterday that Roe versus Wade was like a Biblical scourge.
LONGVIEW, Texas (AP) An agreement reached between attorneys for a company building a Canada-to-Gulf Coast oil pipeline and various groups protesting the project could signal a retreat on the part of demonstrators. The Longview News-Journal reports lawyers for TransCanada obtained a permanent injunction in an East Texas court against Tar Sands Blockade, Rising Tide North America, Rising Tide Texas and others. Under the injunction, protesters agreed to several things, including not going onto TransCanada property to protest.
TEXAS CITY, Texas (AP) A Southeast Texas church which had its pastor arrested for drug possession and family violence appears to have shut down. The Galveston County Daily News reports that a bank has foreclosed on the Baypoint Community Church's property in Texas City. The news comes weeks after the church's pastor, Terry Gass, was accused of pushing his girlfriend out of his SUV. Police found him and the SUV in the church's parking lot in November.
DALLAS (AP) Police in Dallas say a man has been killed after being attacked with a chair and a pool stick at a city bar. Police spokesman Sergeant Warren Mitchell said authorities were called to an East Dallas bar yesterday to find the person mortally injured.