Posted: Nov 3, 2013 5:30 AM
Updated: Nov 3, 2013 5:31 AM
PLANO, Texas (AP) Supporters of a 17-year-old developmentally disabled student who received threatening messages at her North Texas high school have rallied around her with the color green. A handful of fans wore green T-shirts at Friday night's football game between Plano West and Plano. The "I'm with Shea" shirts honored Shea Shawhan, who received a series of graphic and violent text messages.
WACO, Texas (AP) School officials in West say the estimated $117 million cost of rebuilding schools destroyed by a fertilizer plant explosion can be cut in half. West Superintendent Marty Crawford tells the Waco Tribune-Herald that the district's construction manager now estimates a rebuild cost of about $50 to $60 million. The higher estimate came in the early days after the April 17th explosion that killed 15 people.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) A quarter horse that was seized by federal authorities investigating a Zetas drug cartel money laundering has sold at auction this week for $1.7 million. The San Antonio Express-News reports Tempting Dash set a record for a quarter horse at an Oklahoma City public auction. It was among the last of the animals sold off by the federal government in the Zetas case.
CHICAGO (AP) Former Dallas Cowboys Pro Bowl defensive tackle Jay Ratliff has agreed to a one-year contract with the Chicago Bears. Agent Mark Slough confirmed the move yesterday. He said Ratliff will join the team sometime next week and should be ready to play in two to four weeks.