Posted: Dec 27, 2013 2:30 AM
Updated: Dec 27, 2013 2:31 AM
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) A woman has been arrested after police saw her defacing a well-known Austin mural painted by Texas singer-songwriter Daniel Johnston. An affidavit says 32-year-old Rebecca Guest was arrested Christmas Eve and charged with a Class A misdemeanor for the act of graffiti. An obscene word was spray-painted several times on the mural, which depicts a frog-like creature saying "Hi, How Are You." Guest told police that she believed the mural was offensive and meant to personally insult her.
(Information in the following story is from: San Antonio Express-News, http://www.mysanantonio.com)
SAN ANTONIO (AP) Skeletal remains found in a Central Texas field have been identified as those of a 50-year-old woman who went missing in April from her San Antonio-area home. Atascosa County Sheriff David Soward says the death of Deborah Jean Williams is being investigated as a homicide. Soward says Williams lived in southern Bexar County with her boyfriend and walked away after a fight with him on April 27.
(Information in the following story is from: KGBT-TV, http://www.valleycentral.com)
RIO GRANDE CITY, Texas (AP) Authorities are investigating after a historic wooden cross in South Texas was cut down and the crucified Jesus cut into pieces. The monument erected more than a century ago is known as La Santa Cruz, or the Holy Cross. It's located on top of a hill above U.S. Highway 83 in Rio Grande City. Damage is estimated to be about $2,000.
(Information in the following story is from: Fort Worth Star-Telegram, http://www.star-telegram.com )
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) New bike trails will be added to already-established ones to connect Dallas and Fort Worth. The North Central Texas Council of Governments plans to use 30 miles of already-established bike trails in Fort Worth, Arlington, Grand Prairie, Irving and Dallas and then connect those routes with 34 additional miles. The mayors of the five cities have all signed onto the plan. Cities can start applying for funding from a federal grant program beginning in February.