Posted: Mar 19, 2014 2:30 AM
Updated: Mar 19, 2014 2:32 AM
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) Attorneys for a former San Antonio rap musician are looking to federal appeals courts to spare him from lethal injection for an attack and robbery more than 15 years ago that left a recording studio owner dead. Ray Jasper faces lethal injection for the November 1998 stabbing death of David Alejandro (ah-lay-HAHN'-droh). Two men with Jasper during the attack are serving life in prison.
MCALLEN, Texas (AP) Testimony enters its third day in the federal trial of a South Texas man and his son accused of shooting a federal agent. Pedro and Arnoldo Alvarado are accused of wounding Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent Kelton Harrison. Prosecutors say the Alvarados were involved in drug trafficking.
WACO, Texas (AP) A bull led Waco police on a chase before horse-riding, lasso-yielding animal control officers were able to wrangle the animal. The bull was being vaccinated at a veterinary clinic when it broke out of its corral. Officers say a man spotted the animal running down a city street and gave chase, yielding a whip and lasso from a pickup truck.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) About 16,000 historical markers can be found in Texas detailing the state's rich history. It's not unusual to find errors amid the explanations. Historical marker program coordinator Bob Brinkman says three or four of the 300 plaques erected each year have incorrect information. Each plaque costs about $1,800 to replace.