Posted: Nov 3, 2013 2:30 AM
Updated: Nov 3, 2013 2:31 AM
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Texas' new Voter ID law is getting its first statewide test during the constitutional amendment election that concludes Tuesday. Thousands of voters have found their photo IDs don't match their voter registration cards. Whenever there is a mismatch an election judge will decide if the information is "substantially similar" to let the person vote.
DALLAS (AP) Dallas police officers say they killed a man after he snatched a Taser from one of the officers and pointed it at them. Police said yesterday that officers were responding to a call about a man sitting on the front porch of a south Dallas home when the man went for the officer's stungun.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) A newborn is resting comfortably after his mother went into labor and had to be airlifted over flooded roads in Central Texas. Jamie Jatzlau's water broke at about 10:30 p.m. Wednesday. For six hours, emergency crews tried to get to Jatzlau's home to take her to the hospital, but surrounding roads were flooded. Finally, a helicopter took Jatzlau to an area hospital at about 6 a.m. Thursday.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) A tentative agreement between the state of Texas and Farmers Insurance would pay out $117.5 million after a fight over whether Farmers overcharged hundreds of thousands of homeowners. The Dallas Morning News reports that the proposed settlement was filed in Travis County district court and is set for a judge's review in January.