Posted: Oct 11, 2013 2:00 PM
Updated: Oct 11, 2013 2:01 PM
HOUSTON (AP) Authorities say they've shut down a sex-trafficking operation in Houston and arrested more than a dozen people. They say underage girls and women living in the country illegally were forced into prostitution. An indictment says victims were often punched and kicked and locked in rooms.
GALVESTON, Texas (AP) A jury in Galveston has decided BP was negligent in a pollution release from its Texas City refinery that went on for 41 days in 2010. But most of the jurors say there wasn't enough evidence to link the pollution to illnesses. This trial was designed to be a test for the remainder of the cases in the class-action lawsuit that includes some 45,000 people.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Three of the candidates for Texas lieutenant governor called out the fourth during a joint appearance today before the Texas Municipal League. Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst, Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples and Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson went after state Senator Dan Patrick for a campaign ad in which Patrick claims he's the only candidate who opposed a state law extending in-state tuition for immigrants in the country illegally. The law offers tuition to some children if they graduate from a Texas high school.
BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) The Brownsville Independent School District says about 100 buses will be inspected after two engine compartment fires in the past week. Dozens of students were on the buses that caught fire but nobody was hurt. The buses were purchased from a subsidiary of Illinois-based Navistar.