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Posted: Apr 9, 2014 2:30 AM

Updated: Apr 9, 2014 2:31 AM

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) A Mexican citizen convicted of fatally beating a former Baylor University professor and attacking his wife at their ranch near Kerrville is headed to the Texas death chamber. Ramiro Hernandez-Llanas would be the sixth Texas prisoner executed this year. His lethal injection today would be the second in a week with a new supply of pentobarbital.

HOUSTON (AP) A jury will hear additional testimony before deciding the sentence of a Houston woman convicted of fatally stabbing her boyfriend with the 5 -inch stiletto heel of her shoe. The punishment phase in the trial of Ana Trujillo (troo-HEE'-yoh) begins today. Prosecutors say Trujillo viciously struck Alf Stefan Andersson with her shoe during an argument.

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) An address by former President Bill Clinton will cap a day of discussion in Austin by key leaders of the 1960s civil rights movement. The summit marks the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The summit seeks to examine the legacy of the law that former President Lyndon B. Johnson considered one of his biggest achievements.

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) The Texas Board of Education is expected to vote on a hotly debated proposal that would create a Mexican-American studies course as a statewide high school elective. Democratic member Ruben Cortez has called for creating the course. Opponents say the course would inject progressive politics into the classroom.

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