Posted: Jan 12, 2014 5:30 AM
Updated: Jan 12, 2014 5:31 AM
SAN ANTONIO (AP) Transit officials and the Texas Attorney General's Office are squaring off on whether state sales tax revenue can be spent on streetcar projects in San Antonio. The Express News reports that VIA Metropolitan Transit wants to use some of the revenue to finance bonds to build two downtown transit centers. Attorney General Greg Abbott, a Republican now running for governor, said Friday that building the centers meant spending money on a "rail-related project." He argued that defies voters' wishes.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) A new gun range south of Austin has reopened despite local officials' orders to cease operations. The Austin American Statesman reports that owners of the Shooting Range say city authorities have overstepped their authority by ordering them to shutter their business. The gun range is on the outskirts of Creedmor in rural, southern Travis County.
WACO, Texas (AP) A Central Texas man has been accused of stabbing his girlfriend after she brought home pizza instead of a chicken sandwich he wanted for lunch. McLennan County jail records show Michael Corsey of Waco was being held yesterday on a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) Three people have died in a West Texas accident when their SUV hit a dog, veered into traffic and collided with a pickup truck. Lubbock police say the wreck Friday night killed a man, a woman and a child in the SUV, plus left two people hurt. The dog also died.