Posted: Sep 24, 2013 3:45 PM
Updated: Sep 24, 2013 3:46 PM
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) State Sen. Wendy Davis has nothing to say about Republican Ted Cruz's vow to talk until he drops on the U.S. Senate floor. Asked if he thought Cruz could outlast Davis and her famous Texas Senate filibuster, spokesman Hector Nieto said Tuesday: "We're not going to comment." Davis became a political sensation when the Fort Worth Democrat remained standing for nearly 13 hours to temporarily block the Legislature's passage of strict new abortion limits statewide.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) State District Judge Ken Anderson has submitted his resignation while facing criminal charges over prosecuting a wrongfully convicted man. Anderson wrote to Gov. Rick Perry that his resignation is effective immediately but didn't give a reason. Anderson is a former district attorney. In April, a special court determined Anderson intentionally concealed evidence favorable to Michael Morton's defense. He's now facing criminal contempt and tampering with evidence charges.
AMARILLO, Texas (AP) Federal and state authorities say they've arrested 14 people and seized about $500,000 in cash, cocaine, methamphetamine and firearms in a Texas Panhandle operation targeting people with ties to a Mexican drug cartel. The U.S. attorney's office says those arrested Tuesday in Amarillo are charged with conspiracy and drug trafficking in two indictments returned by a federal grand jury earlier this month. One person remains free and is believed to be in Mexico.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Justice Department lawyers say the U.S. Postal Service was forever tainted by its sponsorship of Lance Armstrong and they're urging a federal judge not to dismiss the government's fraud lawsuit against him. Armstrong has asked that the case be dismissed, saying the government got what it paid for in the $40 million sponsorship deal in terms of international exposure.