Posted: Feb 20, 2014 2:30 AM
Updated: Feb 20, 2014 2:31 AM
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Prosecutors are using Brandon Daniel's words against him as his capital murder trial in the killing of an Austin police officer enters its third day. A police video screened for a Travis County jury shows the 26-year-old former software engineer asking what punishment he might get for the April 2012 death of Austin police Officer Jaime Padron (HYE'-may pah-DROHN'). Prosecutors want the jury to send Daniel to death row.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) The Texas Senate Health and Human Services Committee is checking in on women's health programs as activists prepare to protest the exclusion of Planned Parenthood. The panel meets Wednesday morning to check on programs approved last year that shifted money away from clinics associated with groups that provide abortions.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) A Texas Democrat running for U.S. Senate says he negotiated in Afghanistan before the September 11th terrorist attacks, hoping to convince the Taliban to turn over Osama bin Laden. David Alameel, a Dallas dental mogul trying to unseat U.S. Senator John Cornyn, had previously refused to answer questions about his role in the negotiations fearing that they were classified.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Candidate for lieutenant governor Dan Patrick has promised a tougher line on illegal immigration but is coming under fire after a former employee said he worked at Patrick's sports bar without legal authorization. Miguel Andrade said he told the Houston state senator in the 1980s that he was in the country illegally.