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Posted: Feb 21, 2014 2:30 AM

Updated: Feb 21, 2014 2:31 AM

(Information in the following story is from: San Antonio Express-News, http://www.mysanantonio.com)

SAN ANTONIO (AP) An Air Force sergeant has been charged with raping three women, including a Lackland Air Force Base basic trainee, as long ago as 1992. Master Sgt. Michael Silva serves in a base support unit at what is now called Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland. He faces life imprisonment if convicted at court-martial of the charges.

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) Hundreds of items from the estate of the celebrated pianist Van Cliburn are scheduled to go up for auction next month. The New York auction house Christie's has scheduled a March 4-5 auction of the Van Cliburn collection. The items were left behind in Cliburn's Fort Worth-area mansion when he died a year ago this month.

SAN ANTONIO (AP) A South Texas sheriff's deputy has been indicted on a murder count in the fatal shooting of a motorist after a minor traffic accident in San Antonio. Bexar (BAYR) County sheriff's Deputy Anthony Thomas was indicted Thursday in the August 2013 death of Mathew Jackson. He was released on $50,000 bond, but a statement from the Bexar County Sheriff's Office says he's been placed on paid administrative leave until his dismissal can be processed.

EAGLE PASS, Texas (AP) Federal prosecutors say a border county businessmen has pleaded guilty to role in an Eagle Pass bid-rigging scheme. Sixty-four-year-old Saul Lombrano admitted to paying a bribe to a Maverick County employee in return for a contract to build a drain swell. The indictment alleges Lombrano received $14,500 for a 155-feet long swell he never delivered.

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