Posted: Jan 31, 2013 4:32 AM
Updated: Jan 31, 2013 4:32 AM
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) An arts group will be in Austin today to lobby state lawmakers for continued funding for the Texas Commission on the Arts. In 2011, lawmakers slashed the Commission's budget in half. Texas ranks 48th in the nation in arts funding.
SHERMAN, Texas (AP) Prosecutors say country musician Randy Travis is expected to plead guilty to driving while intoxicated at a hearing today in Sherman. The drunken driving case began last summer when Travis was accused of crashing his car while driving naked.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) A Lackland Air Force base instructor was acquitted of assault and battery and abusive sexual contact after a three-day court martial trial. But Staff Sergeant Donald Davis is set to be sentenced today after he pleaded guilty to engaging in an unprofessional personal and sexual relationship with a trainee. He was charged as part of a sex scandal that's embroiled the base's basic training programs.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Events marking tomorrow's 10th anniversary of the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster are being held across Texas. The University of Texas at Arlington will hold a vigil and storytelling event tonight outside a dorm named after a graduate who was one of seven people who died.