Posted: Oct 15, 2013 2:00 PM
Updated: Oct 15, 2013 2:01 PM
WEATHERFORD, Texas (AP) Deputies have shot and killed a man during a standoff west of Fort Worth. The Parker County sheriff says Winford Watkins pointed a gun at deputies at a rural home near Weatherford early Tuesday. Watkins was facing a return to prison after skipping his recent sentencing for burglary and theft.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) A former Halliburton manager from Texas has pleaded guilty to destroying evidence after the 2010 oil rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico. Anthony Badalamenti of Katy faces up to a year in prison and a $100,000 fine. Prosecutors say he told two Halliburton employees to delete data during a review of the cement job on the blown-out BP well.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Governor Rick Perry will try to drum up business for Texas in London and Israel this week. He'll also meet with government leaders during the trip. A private marketing fund called Texas One and Perry's new political action committee called Americans for Economic Freedom are paying for the trip.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) There's a danger of flash flooding in Central Texas Tuesday night into Wednesday. The National Weather Service says up to 4 inches of rain could fall in some areas. People are still cleaning up from heavy rain near Austin last weekend.