Posted: Dec 12, 2013 2:30 AM
Updated: Dec 12, 2013 2:31 AM
BAYTOWN, Texas (AP) Family and friends are set to remember a San Antonio university student fatally shot last week by a police officer during a traffic stop. A memorial service is set today for Robert Cameron Redus, a student at the University of the Incarnate Word. The service will be at a church in the Houston suburb of Baytown, where Redus grew up. An investigation into the shooting continues.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) University of Texas at Austin President Bill Powers may finally learn whether he'll continue to run one of the nation's largest campuses. The UT System Board of Regents is scheduled today to discuss an unspecified "recommendation" about the employment of Powers. He is popular on the UT campus he's led since 2006, but his vision for higher education has clashed with some regents and Gov. Rick Perry.
(Information in the following story is from: Fort Worth Star-Telegram, http://www.star-telegram.com)
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) The families of four people killed by a drunken North Texas teenage driver are angry over his probation-only sentence. A juvenile court judge sentenced a 16-year-old boy this week to 10 years' probation for intoxication manslaughter in the crash, which happened June 15 on a dark rural road near Fort Worth. Killed were 43-year-old Brian Jennings, 24-year-old Breanna Mitchell, 21-year-old Shelby Boyles and her 52-year-old mother, Hollie Boyles.
BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) A federal judge in Brownsville has given a South Texas man four life sentences for running a drug trafficking organization that moved cocaine and marijuana to a dozen states. Forty-year-old Julio Cesar Cardenas was sentenced yesterday. Cardenas had been convicted on 17 counts spread across two indictments, and it was his sixth felony conviction. Eleven co-defendants in the case had all previously pleaded guilty.