Posted: Oct 12, 2013 5:30 AM
Updated: Oct 12, 2013 5:31 AM
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) An Austin jury has decided it's a 13-year prison term for a man convicted of murder in the death of a 2-year-old nephew who died in his care. Mark Paniagua (pan-ee-AH'-gwuh) was babysitting Carlos de la Rosa and five other children when he shook Carlos and threw him into a room on a mattress. The boy died at a hospital from blunt force injuries.
GILMER, Texas (AP) A former East Texas county commissioner will get probation, but no jail time, for holding a state game warden at gunpoint. A judge sentence former Upshur County Commissioner Lloyd Allen Crabtree after he pleaded guilty to taking a firearm from a peace officer.
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) Texas Tech University System is getting a new leader. Chancellor Kent Hance has announced that he'll resign from the 44,000-student system. Hance intends to remain in Lubbock until a replacement is found. He's a native of the Texas Panhandle who served in the Legislature and Congress.
LOS ANGELES (AP) The San Antonio-based Southwest Research Institute says NASA's Jupiter-bound spacecraft that looped around Earth to catapult to the outer solar system, is operating normally again. Juno is now out of "safe mode," the state a spacecraft is programmed to go into when it senses something is wrong. It's on target to slip into orbit around Jupiter in 2016.