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Posted: Apr 16, 2014 2:30 AM

Updated: Apr 16, 2014 2:31 AM

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) Attorneys for a convicted killer of three members of a Corpus Christi family say they'll ask the U.S. Supreme Court to delay his execution in Huntsville. Jose Villegas (vee-AY'-gus) is set for lethal injection tonight. His attorneys contend new evidence shows he's mentally impaired and ineligible to be put to death.

SAN ANTONIO (AP) San Antonio Mayor Julian (hool-YAHN') Castro and state Senator Dan Patrick debated last night in Univision's San Antonio studios. Castro advocates granting legal residency to young people brought by their parents into the United States without papers. Patrick continued to dismiss any reform efforts until he and his supporters deem the border with Mexico to be secure.

DALLAS (AP) Conjoined twins separated last summer are set to be released from a Dallas hospital that's been their home since birth. Officials at Medical City Children's Hospital say the 9-month-old boys born joined at the abdomen are to be released today to a local inpatient rehabilitation center. Owen and Emmett Ezell were separated at the hospital last August in a nine-hour surgery.

GALVESTON, Texas (AP) An offshore drilling rig is taking on water but is stable after being hit by a large storm wave off the Texas coast. The U.S. Coast Guard says the rig was drilling for oil and gas in 3,000-foot depths around 10 a.m. yesterday when the wave hit. Petty Officer Manda Emery says the platform was knocked 55 feet.

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