Posted: Feb 11, 2014 4:45 PM
Updated: Feb 11, 2014 4:45 PM
DALLAS (AP) Wendy Davis says she would consider decriminalizing possession of small amounts of marijuana and supports the use of medical marijuana. The Democratic candidate for governor has told Dallas Morning News editors that Texas should learn from the experiences of other states when considering changes in its drug laws.
BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) A federal judge has sentenced former Cameron County District Attorney Armando Villalobos to 13 years in prison. A jury convicted Villalobos last year of accepting bribes in exchange for legal favors. He was the highest profile target of a FBI probe of the county's justice system. A dozen people were caught up in it.
ABILENE, Texas (AP) Closing statements will be Wednesday in the trial of a West Texas woman whose daughter died from malnutrition and neglect. Tiffany Klapheke says her Air Force husband's deployment overseas left her too stressed to care for her three girls, including 22-month-old Tamryn, who died in 2012. She could face a life sentence if convicted.
HOUSTON (AP) Nolan Ryan is rejoining the Houston Astros. The Hall of Fame pitcher will be an adviser to owner Jim Crane, general manager Jeff Luhnow and his son and president of business operations Reid Ryan. Baseball's all-time strikeout leader pitched for the Astros for nine seasons.