Posted: Dec 24, 2013 6:00 AM
Updated: Dec 24, 2013 6:01 AM
SAN ANTONIO (AP) A service will be held next month for a San Antonio police officer who was fatally shot while chasing two armed robbery suspects. The funeral for 31-year-old Officer Robert Deckard will be 10 a.m. CST on Jan. 4 at Cornerstone Church in San Antonio. Interment details are pending. Deckard was shot in the head Dec. 8 while chasing two convenience store robbery suspects. He died Friday at a hospital. Both suspects remain in custody on capital murder charges.
HOUSTON (AP) A volunteer service award started by former President George H.W. Bush has honored a Houston furniture businessman and philanthropist. Bush yesterday paid tribute to Jim McIngvale (MAK'-uh-vayl) with a Points of Light Award. The businessman known as "Mattress Mack" received the 5,115th daily Points of Light for his community service and charitable contributions. McIngvale has been active in supporting the Salvation Army, medical research and assisting victims of natural disasters worldwide.
AZLE, Texas (AP) A Texas Railroad Commission member will host a public forum with people who live in an area plagued by minor earthquakes. Commissioner David Porter says the town hall meeting will be held Jan. 2 in Azle (AY'-zil) to discuss recent seismic activity. The commission is in charge of regulating oil and gas operations. Authorities are trying to determine what's been causing the earthquakes.
LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) A Houston man has been sentenced to 3 years in prison for using counterfeit credit cards and other devices to steal thousands of dollars. Thirty-three-year-old Deamioune Fansyre Caples also was ordered to pay restitution of $70,700 taken in the scheme. Authorities say between June 21, 2012, and Jan. 13, Caples used counterfeit credit cards and other access devices at Delta Downs, L'Auberge Du Lac, and Isle of Capri casinos to access money. He stole $118,684 using the counterfeit devices.