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Posted: Jan 23, 2014 2:30 AM

Updated: Jan 23, 2014 2:31 AM

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) A Mexican man has been executed in Texas for killing a Houston police officer, despite pleas and diplomatic pressure from the Mexican government and the U.S. State Department to halt the punishment. Forty-six-year-old Edgar Tamayo received a lethal injection Wednesday evening for the January 1994 fatal shooting of 24-year-old Officer Guy Gaddis. Courts rejected last-day appeals.

FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) Army investigators suspect murder-suicide in the deaths of the husband and two children whose bodies were found in a home at Fort Hood. The U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command says the 43-year-old man is married to a female soldier who recently returned from overseas deployment. He and their two daughters, ages 9 and 4, were found dead in their Fort Hood home Tuesday morning.

DALLAS (AP) As former Dallas Cowboys tackle Josh Brent faces sentencing for intoxication manslaughter, the mother of the victim stands behind Brent. Stacey Jackson has said she's forgiven Brent for the December 2012 wreck that killed her son, Cowboys practice squad player Jerry Brown. Brent and Brown were close friends and college teammates at the University of Illinois. Brent was convicted Wednesday of intoxication manslaughter for Brown's death in a fiery crash on a suburban Dallas highway after a night of partying with fellow Cowboys players.

(Information in the following story is from: Denton Record-Chronicle, http://www.dentonrc.com)

ARGYLE, Texas (AP) A North Texas school district has decided to arm some of its employees with firearms and authorize them to use force if necessary to protect students. The Argyle school board has adopted a policy to arms some employees on district property, at some district-sanctioned events and at board meetings. Superintendent Telena Wright says the employees to be armed will not be identified.

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