Posted: Oct 4, 2013 3:45 PM
Updated: Oct 4, 2013 3:46 PM
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) A Travis County grand jury has declined to indict District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg over her jailhouse behavior following an April arrest for drunken driving. Lehmberg said in a statement today she was grateful for the work of the grand jury. Lehmberg pleaded guilty to drunken driving and served half of a 45-day jail sentence. Her refusal to resign from office following the arrest led Governor Rick Perry to veto state funding for the Travis County office that prosecutes public corruption cases.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) The author of a suggested San Antonio city ordinance says it would grant local parks a 1,000-foot buffer zone banning sex offenders. The San Antonio Express-News reports today that Councilman Carlton Soules' proposal would create "child safety zones" around city-run parks.
SUGAR LAND, Texas (AP) A Houston-area school district has abandoned a $16 million initiative to incorporate thousands of iPads into classroom curriculums after a consultant found widespread problems. The Houston Chronicle reports a review of the program, called iAchieve, found it had unrealistic goals when unveiled last year in the Fort Bend school district southwest of Houston.
HOUSTON (AP) The transformation of Houston's Astrodome begins next week when work crews prepare to demolish exterior portions of the landmark stadium. The Houston Chronicle reports the effort is part of an $8 million package approved in August by Harris County commissioners for work that must be done ahead of any decision to raze or renovate the dilapidated stadium.