Posted: Jan 22, 2014 2:30 AM
Updated: Jan 22, 2014 2:31 AM
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) The imminent execution of a Mexican man has incensed officials from his native country as Texas opposes legal efforts and diplomatic pressure to delay his punishment. Edgar Tamayo is set for lethal injection Wednesday evening in Huntsville for the 1994 shooting death of 24-year-old Houston police officer Guy Gaddis.
HOUSTON (AP) For months, two sisters argued over which of them was in most urgent need of a lung transplant. Each wanted the other to go first. In the end, the argument was resolved in an unusual way. Seventy-one-year-old Irma Myers-Santana and her younger sister, 69-year-old Anna Williamson, each received one lung from the same donor, in what doctors at Houston Methodist Hospital say is a first for their facility.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Day Two of the second phase of Texas' school finance trial begins with the cross-examination of a veteran classroom funding expert. Lynn Moak returns to the stand Wednesday to face questions from state attorneys. He opened the case's second chapter Tuesday, testifying that $3 billion-plus in funding that the Legislature restored to public education in 2013 couldn't replace the $5.4 billion lawmakers cut in 2011.
HOUSTON (AP) A former Houston-area teacher has been sentenced to a year in jail after pleading guilty to of having sex with a 15-year-old student she was tutoring. Kathryn Camille Murray was sentenced in Houston on Tuesday after pleading guilty last week to two counts of sexual assault of a child under a plea deal with prosecutors. State District Judge Frank Price also ordered the 30-year-old former middle school English teacher to serve a year of probation after her release.