Posted: Jan 31, 2014 2:30 AM
Updated: Jan 31, 2014 2:31 AM
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Texas' longstanding cultural battle over textbook content could be inching toward a cease-fire. The Board of Education votes Friday on proposals to tighten rules on who can serve on citizen review panels. Up for approval is a mandate that teachers or professors be given priority for serving on textbook panels for subjects in their areas of expertise.
DALLAS (AP) U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius visits Dallas on Friday to promote community-based efforts to sign Texans up for health insurance. Sebelius and U.S. Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson will visit Paul Quinn College on Friday afternoon to highlight how Texans can learn about the Health Insurance Marketplace. That's an integral part of the Affordable Care Act scorned by critics as Obamacare.
EL PASO, Texas (AP) Jury selection is to begin Friday for the trial of a man accused of participating in the March 2010 killing of a U.S. consulate employee. Prosecutors say Arturo Gallegos Castrellon is a member of a border gang affiliated with a drug cartel. He's accused in a multi-count indictment of drug trafficking, money laundering and participation in the shootings that killed Leslie Ann Enriquez Catton, a U.S. consulate worker in the Mexican border city of Ciudad Juarez. Also killed was husband Arthur Redfels and Alberto Salcido Ceniceros, husband of another consulate employee.
(Information in the following story is from: The Dallas Morning News, http://www.dallasnews.com)
DALLAS (AP) Two pins soon to be on display at the American Airlines Flight Academy museum in Fort Worth were retrieved from the thousands of tons of debris after terrorists flew an American Airlines jet into the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001. The pins show none of the damage from the crash. Four flight attendants, two pilots, five hijackers, 53 passengers and 125 people inside the Pentagon died. American Airlines will put the pins on display at the company's C.R. Smith Museum.