Posted: Jan 28, 2013 2:31 AM
Updated: Jan 28, 2013 2:32 AM
GATESVILLE, Texas (AP) Another Texas school district is considering allowing its employees to carry guns on campus. The Killeen Daily Herald reports the Gatesville Independent School District asked its employees in a survey whether they should be allowed to carry guns, and almost 80 percent of those who responded said yes. Several state school districts have allowed guns or are considering new policies in the wake of recent gun violence.
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) The parents of the space shuttle Columbia's pilot are recalling the tragedy nearly 10 years later. The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal reports Barry McCool knew something was wrong when he heard Houston officials say they'd lost infrared radar contact with the shuttle. The shuttle piloted by William McCool, who attended high school in Lubbock, disintegrated over Texas during its descent on February 1, 2003.
WACO, Texas (AP) Authorities say vandals caused an estimated $100,000 in damage at a Waco cemetery by destroying some monuments, grave markers and statues. Large crosses and full-size angel statues were on the ground at Oakwood Cemetery. Police say the vandalism happened sometime between late Friday and early Saturday.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Texas' chief of emergency management collects his $223,000 salary through a complicated arrangement in which he is considered a contractor. The Austin American-Statesman reports Nim Kidd's work for the Department of Public Safety includes one paycheck, two jobs and agreements between three public entities. Kidd technically remains employed by the San Antonio fire department, which lets him add credit toward his firefighter's pension.