Posted: Sep 16, 2013 6:01 AM
Updated: Sep 16, 2013 6:02 AM
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) A state investigation that could result in the impeachment of a University of Texas System regent will cost taxpayers $300 an hour in outside legal fees. The UT System is also expected to pay $525 an hour for private attorneys while a House committee takes a closer look into Regent Wallace Hall Jr. Hall is under scrutiny for burying the flagship UT Austin campus under open records requests.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) People over the age of 50 in Texas are seeking concealed handgun licenses at a rate higher than any other age group. A study found that 57-year-olds last year sought the most concealed handgun licenses in Texas. Texans aged 63, 52, 61 and 60 have also led the way in gun permits in recent years.
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) A man who admitted to killing a woman last July is set for sentencing today in Lubbock. David Shepard will receive a life sentence without parole for his guilty plea to capital murder. He admitted to killing Dr. Joseph Sonnier III. The plea came in exchange for prosecutors removing the death penalty from their agenda.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) A Friday crash on U.S. 290 east of Dripping Springs in Hays County has now killed four people. Antonio Vasquez died yesterday of injuries sustained in the crash. Oscar Ibarra-Gomez, Jesus Raul Arreola-Jimenez and Johnny Ibarra died at the scene. The driver of the other car sustained minor injuries.