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Posted: Mar 22, 2013 4:24 PM

Updated: Mar 22, 2013 4:25 PM

NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas (AP) George Prescott Bush is off to a safe but also unpolished start as a political candidate in Texas. Bush today stumbled over his words and sometimes appeared nervous in his first public speech since announcing his run for Texas Land Commissioner. A luncheon of about 200 people at a policy conference near Austin nonetheless treated the 36-year-old Bush to enthusiastic applause.

SAN ANTONIO (AP) Authorities say a 76-year-old San Antonio man apparently shot his wife and son to death before killing himself. The decomposing bodies of Herbert Rishell, his 67-year-old wife, Mary Rishell, and their son, 45-year-old George Rishell, were found yesterday. An incident report says Minnesota law enforcement officials asked San Antonio authorities to check on the father and son, who hadn't reported to work at a Minnesota-based trucking company since March 6th.

HOUSTON (AP) The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals has granted a new sentencing trial to an inmate on death row for more than two decades for the abduction and slaying of his wife. The court determined Wednesday that jurors at William Michael Mason's 1992 trial in Houston had no way to consider evidence of his troubled childhood and a long history of drug use when they were deliberating punishment.

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) University of Idaho President M. Duane Nellis has been named president of Texas Tech University. Tech announced today that the Board of Regents of the Texas Tech University System had approved Nellis as the new president.

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