Posted: Oct 9, 2013 6:01 AM
Updated: Oct 9, 2013 6:02 AM
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) A Lubbock man is headed for the death chamber for killing his parents at their home 15 years ago during a drug-influenced rampage that also left his grandmother dead. Michael Yowell is trying to block his execution by joining a lawsuit with two other prisoners. They're challenging Texas prison officials' purchase of a new supply of pentobarbital.
ABILENE, Texas (AP) A man has died after being struck by a train while walking on railroad tracks near downtown Abilene. Police say the train conductor blew the whistle when he saw the man walking on the tracks last night. But it was too late by the time the man turned around. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Governor Rick Perry is again urging voters to approve an amendment to the Texas Constitution. It would use $2 billion from the state's rainy day fund to pay for major water infrastructure projects. The Republican is holding a press conference at Mansfield Dam Park on the Colorado River northwest of Austin today.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) A new bridge over the Trinity River in Fort Worth is set to open. The West Seventh Street bridge will open to traffic this evening after a brief parade of dignitaries. The old bridge spanned the river for 100 years. It was demolished in June. The new $25 million bridge links downtown with west Fort Worth.