Posted: Oct 23, 2013 3:49 PM
Updated: Oct 23, 2013 3:49 PM
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) The former general counsel for the University of Texas System says there's an "epidemic" of employees fearing for their jobs if they conflict with regents. Barry Burgdorf testified today before a House panel conducting an impeachment hearing of Regent Wallace Hall.
GALVESTON, Texas (AP) The U.S. Coast Guard says two people have been killed when their World War Two-era plane went down in shallow water near Galveston. Petty Officer Steve Lehmann says the captain of a charter boat notified authorities after seeing the vintage P-51 Mustang crash in an area between Chocolate Bay and Galveston Bay. He says the plane went down about 11:40 a.m. today.
EL PASO, Texas (AP) El Paso police say a 30-year-old man has been arrested for using a box cutter to slash three people at a nightclub following a scuffle. Investigators say Jesus Ortega is charged with two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. He's being held today at the El Paso County jail on over $150,000 bond.
HOUSTON (AP) A 71-year-old woman who had long been considered a suspect in her husband's 1985 shooting death in their Houston-area home but wasn't charged until more than two decades later has pleaded guilty to murder in the case. Carolyn Krizan-Wilson entered her guilty plea today in Houston as part of an agreement with prosecutors in which she was sentenced to six months in jail and 10 years of probation.