Posted: May 29, 2013 2:01 PM
Updated: May 29, 2013 2:01 PM
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Texas Comptroller Susan Combs says she won't seek re-election next year and won't run for any other office. The veteran elected official has been long considered a potential candidate for lieutenant governor. She began her career as a state representative 20 years ago.
MCALLEN, Texas (AP) Five former South Texas law enforcement officers face prison sentences after pleading guilty to drug charges in McAllen. The men were part of a task force that targeting drug dealers in Mission. Prosecutors say they sold drugs seized from one trafficker and protected drug shipments.
FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) A judge has delayed a decision on whether Major Nidal Hasan will be allowed to represent himself at his trial. The judge says a report shows the man charged in the Fort Hood shootings has the mental capacity to act as his own attorney. But she wants him to get a physical exam. Hasan is paralyzed from the waist down. Another hearing is scheduled Monday.
WEST, Texas (AP) Crews are beginning to knock down dozens of homes badly damaged by the fertilizer plant explosion in West. The First Baptist Church of West has committed $200,000 to the demolition effort. Fifteen people were killed in the blast last month.