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Posted: Feb 13, 2014 2:30 AM

Updated: Feb 13, 2014 2:31 AM

(Information in the following story is from: Abilene Reporter-News, http://www.reporternews.com)

ABILENE, Texas (AP) The punishment phase is set to begin in the trial of a West Texas woman convicted in the starvation death of her 22-month-old daughter. The punishment phase is expected to start Thursday morning in the trial of 23-year-old Tiffany Klapheke (kla-PEEK'). She faces up to life in prison after being found guilty Wednesday of injury to a child in the 2012 death of Tamryn Klapheke.

DALLAS (AP) A 16-year-old North Texas girl who last month plummeted more than 3,000 feet to the ground in an Oklahoma skydiving accident is set to speak at a news conference at a Dallas hospital. On Thursday morning, Makenzie Wethington is set to make her first media appearance since the Jan. 25 accident at a Chickasha skydiving school. Her doctor at the Baylor Institute for Rehabilitation said last week that the girl was walking with assistance and is expected to fully recover.

SAN ANTONIO (AP) Gubernatorial hopeful Wendy Davis is making a relatively rare appearance with two of Texas' other brightest Democratic stars. The state senator from Fort Worth will join lieutenant governor candidate Leticia Van de Putte and San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro on Tuesday. They will gather at a San Antonio middle school where Davis will propose early childhood policy initiatives.

HOUSTON (AP) Texas emerged from a historic drought almost three years ago, yet there still isn't enough water. The impacts of record-breaking heat and years of low rainfall can be felt long after the prolonged dry spells. Texas is now struggling with the brunt of a yearlong drought that began in 2011, and more than 50 percent of the state remains in some level of drought.

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