Posted: Mar 6, 2013 2:31 AM
Updated: Mar 6, 2013 2:31 AM
MOODY, Texas (AP) Gusty winds have given a Central Texas wildfire new life, hours after it was declared fully contained. Bell County Fire Marshal Steve Casey says winds fanned the wildfire yesterday over 200 acres in Iron Bridge Park. The blaze had been declared fully contained yesterday morning after originally scorching 130 acres.
DALLAS (AP) Authorities in Dallas County are investigating after the ex-girlfriend of a murder defendant entered a jury room and showed jurors a photo of the man's 10-year-old son. A Dallas County sheriff's spokeswoman says testimony hadn't begun in the trial of Robert Oliver yesterday when the woman entered the jury room. A judge declared a mistrial and ordered a security review.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) State officials say they're ending a "stupid" policy that required lawmakers to submit to background checks each time they entered the governor's mansion. The change announced yesterday comes after lawmakers last week complained of having to wait to be screened before entering the newly renovated mansion. Texas Department of Public Safety Director Steve McCraw says the policy was deemed "stupid" after being re-evaluated.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) A proposal to ban texting while driving is moving forward in the Texas Capitol. The House Transportation Committee voted in favor of the bill yesterday. Texas has already banned any use of mobile devices by drivers under age 18.