Posted: Feb 16, 2013 2:31 AM
Updated: Feb 16, 2013 2:31 AM
GALVESTON, Texas (AP) Weary passengers of the crippled Carnival cruise ship Triumph have returned to the ship's departure port of Galveston after five days at sea on a liner left powerless by an engine-room fire. Buses began arriving at Galveston yesterday morning after an eight-hour drive from Mobile, Alabama. The ship was towed into port at Mobile on Thursday night.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) A top administrator at the University of Alabama-Huntsville has been selected as the lone finalist to become the eighth president of the University of Texas at Arlington. The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports that Vistasp Karbhari, provost and vice president for academic affairs at the Alabama university, was selected Thursday as the lone finalist by the University of Texas System board of regents.
DALLAS (AP) The man credited with designing the famed blue star logo of the Dallas Cowboys after being hired by Tom Landry in 1959 has died. The team website says Jack Eskridge died Monday at a Valley Falls, Kansas hospital. The funeral for the 89-year-old former Cowboys equipment manager is being held this morning in Independence, Missouri.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Two people have been given prison sentences for running a Ponzi scheme that involved more than 150 people and resulted in losses of more than $10 million. Christopher Cornett of Buda, Texas, was sentenced to 40 years in prison yesterday. Heidi Beyer of Scottsdale, Arizona received 6 years. Both pleaded guilty last October.