Posted: Mar 7, 2013 3:46 PM
Updated: Mar 7, 2013 3:46 PM
DALLAS (AP) A state district judge cited Dallas County DA Craig Watkins for contempt, and dismissed the mortgage fraud case against an oil fortune heir because Watkins refused to testify today. Judge Lena Levario says this afternoon it's clear to her that Craig Watkins was "calling the shots" when his office investigated Al Hill the Third. Hill's attorneys alleged their client was being targeted as a favor to a Watkins campaign donor.
DALLAS (AP) A 911 call reveals the frantic final minutes of a Dallas woman's life as she pleads with her attacker not to harm her. The tape obtained yesterday by WFAA-TV reveals 32-year-old Deanna Cook never spoke with a 911 dispatcher but can be heard in the background begging for her life. Dallas police have declined to release the tape since the August 17th murder.
UNIVERSITY PARK, Texas (AP) Sections of two streets on the Southern Methodist University campus near the George W. Bush Presidential Center will have the combined name of Bush Avenue. The University Park City Council yesterday unanimously approved SMU's proposal to rename two conjoined campus streets. Bush's presidential library opens to the public May 1st.
HOUSTON (AP) Russian state-owned oil company Rosneft is buying a 30 percent share of 20 exploration blocks held by ExxonMobil Corporation in the deep waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Irving-based Exxon says today it will keep a 70 percent stake in each block and remain the operator.