Posted: Oct 20, 2013 2:30 AM
Updated: Oct 20, 2013 2:30 AM
SAN ANTONIO (AP) Several hundred 2nd Amendment advocates converged on the Alamo yesterday with rifles and shotguns to rally for open carry rights. A Texas state agency had approved Saturday's rally, called "Come and Take It San Antonio!" The event was called to assert citizens' right to carry long guns in public.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) U.S. Senator Ted Cruz says Republicans lost the government-shutdown budget battle because members of his own party in Congress turned their guns on one another. The tea party firebrand addressed a Texas Medical Association conference yesterday in Austin, saying the nation's new health care law has "millions of Americans hurting."
HOUSTON (AP) Bum Phillips, the folksy Texas football icon who coached the Houston Oilers during their Luv Ya Blue heyday and later led the New Orleans Saints, died on Friday. He was 90. "Bum is gone to Heaven," former Dallas Cowboys head coach Wade Phillips tweeted Friday night. "Loved and will be missed by all great Dad, Coach, and Christian."
AMARILLO, Texas (AP) Stanley Marsh the Third denies allegations by two men who accuse him in a lawsuit of sexually molesting them as teens. The eccentric Amarillo millionaire artist already faces criminal charges alleging that he sexually abused six teenagers. Now, his attorneys have filed court papers formally denying allegations that he abused the two men and those around him tried to cover it up.