Posted: Feb 19, 2014 2:30 AM
Updated: Feb 19, 2014 2:31 AM
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Prosecutors are presenting a second day of testimony in the trial of a man accused of killing a Central Texas police officer in April 2012. A manager of an Austin Walmart store testified that Brandon Daniel giggled and told him "I killed a cop" as Austin police Officer Jaime Padron (HYE'-may pah-DROHN') bled to death on the floor. Store retail manager Lincoln LeMere was among the witnesses called in the opening day of the 26-year-old former software engineer's capital murder trial. Prosecutors say they'll pursue the death penalty.
MISSION, Texas (AP) Less than a month after the U.S. Homeland Security secretary visited the busiest sector on the Southwest border, his second-in-command will do the same. Deputy Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas (ah-lay-HAHN'-droh may-YOHR'-kahs) is to tour border security operations and make a public appearance Wednesday at the Anzalduas International Bridge in Mission. Department Secretary Jeh Johnson appeared at the same bridge on Jan. 21.
DALLAS (AP) Former President George W. Bush is to speak on helping military veterans transition back into civilian life. The address is to come Wednesday at a summit at his George W. Bush Institute on the Southern Methodist University campus in Dallas. Bush will address challenges and opportunities veterans face re-entering civilian life, and the institute's creation of resources for them.
BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) The Navy's first post-World War II supercarrier has arrived at its last port of call. The massive aircraft carrier USS Forrestal completed its final sail Tuesday when it arrived at a South Texas scrapyard from Philadelphia. The 60-year-old USS Forrestal was decommissioned in September 1993, after more than 38 years of service. Its flight deck was the site of a 1967 fire that killed 132 crewmen and injured 62 others.