Posted: Apr 22, 2014 6:01 AM
Updated: Apr 22, 2014 6:01 AM
EL PASO, Texas (AP) A West Texas driver has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for striking and killing a bicyclist in a 2009 daytime wreck. Araceli Nava was convicted last week of manslaughter. The case involved the death of Gustavo Vega. Vega was riding his bicycle on the shoulder of a road when he was hit by an SUV in a midmorning accident.
FALFURRIAS, Texas (AP) Some fake red fire extinguishers have yielded more than $2.7 million worth of methamphetamine at a South Texas border checkpoint. Authorities using a drug-sniffing dog were led to the tool box of a pickup truck. Agents discovered nearly 86 pounds of methamphetamine in four containers that look like fire extinguishers.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) An ex-defense attorney in South Texas has been sentenced to 10 years in prison in a forgery scam involving legal payments and signatures of judges. Hilda Valadez in March pleaded guilty to forgery and to securing execution of a document by deception in a plea deal. Prosecutors alleged Valadez forged the signatures of judges for payment as a court-appointed attorney and some work was not done.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Governor Rick Perry is hoping to convince employers in New York to move to Texas once again. Perry made a similar visit to New York last June. The governor always touts Texas' "business-friendly climate," but hasn't prompted any major employer to move.