Posted: Jan 27, 2013 5:31 AM
Updated: Jan 27, 2013 5:31 AM
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Some small law enforcement agencies in Texas say a rising demand for assault weapons and other guns is making it difficult for them to buy their own. The Austin American-Statesman reports that police departments in Round Rock, Rollingwood and elsewhere are seeing months-long delays on tactical rifles. Rollingwood Chief Dayne Pryor tells the newspaper that he blames "panic buying" for the shortage.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) Governor Rick Perry's security detail cost the state more than $140,000 in travel costs in the last three months of 2012. The San Antonio Express-News reports this weekend that almost half of that cost came from a September trip to Italy.
EDINBURG, Texas (AP) A judge has overturned the results of a South Texas school board election after finding that votes were illegally cast. Visiting District Judge J. Manuel Ba ales says that the Hidalgo County Elections Department allowed some voters who aren't part of the school district to cast ballots in the November election. Ba ales determined Friday that removing those illegal votes means that Hidalgo school district trustee Mentor Cantu, who had lost to challenger Norma Garza-Torres, is the winner of the school board seat in question.
DALLAS (AP) Former Texas Rangers owner Tom Hicks is offering the chance to live in one of Dallas' biggest estates and become a neighbor of former President George W. Bush. But it could cost you more than $100 million. Hicks is putting his 25-acre estate in Dallas on the market.