Posted: Feb 11, 2013 3:44 PM
Updated: Feb 11, 2013 3:45 PM
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) The two-hour memorial service at Cowboys Stadium for slain ex-Navy SEAL Chris Kyle has ended, and bagpipers played as his flag-draped coffin was carried out. During the service, Kyle's widow, Taya Kyle, told mourners that he'll always be with her. Iraq War veteran Eddie Ray Routh has been charged in the Feb. 2 killings of Kyle and his friend Chad Littlefield at a North Texas gun range.
CORSICANA, Texas (AP) A 58-year-old Texas man who served nearly 30 years in prison for a murder conviction is free. That after DNA testing pointed to another suspect. Randolph Arledge was allowed to go free today by a judge in Corsicana. He had been convicted in 1984 of stabbing a woman more than 40 times and leaving her body on a dirt road. He was given 99 years in prison.
HOUSTON (AP) Scores of environmental groups want an investigation into whether the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency behaved improperly when it abruptly dropped enforcement actions against a gas driller it had accused of contaminating water in Texas. The 86 groups demand in a letter today that the EPA's inspector general, Arthur Elkins, widen an existing investigation into the agency's actions.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) A Houston lawmaker has introduced a bill that she says will bring great transparency to special courts that are popping up around the state. State Sen. Joan Huffman filed the legislation today for consideration before the full Texas Legislature. The so-called special courts to deal with non-violent defendants and steer them out of the criminal justice system. The state will collect data to make sure the courts are effective.