Posted: May 13, 2014 4:04 AM
Updated: May 13, 2014 4:04 AM
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) Texas plans to execute a convicted murderer challenging the state's planned use of an execution drug made by a pharmacy whose identity the state refuses to disclose. Robert James Campbell is scheduled to be put to death today for the slaying of Houston bank teller Alexandra Rendon. His attorneys say the execution should be delayed because of the botched execution of inmate Clayton Lockett two weeks ago in Oklahoma.
FRITCH, Texas (AP) Crews will search a 4-square-mile area of the Texas Panhandle today after it was damaged by a wildfire. The fire forced about 2,100 people from their homes. Authorities say the fire was about 65 percent contained as of late last night. No injuries were reported in the fire.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) A former Austin detective has been indicted on a manslaughter charge in the fatal shooting of an unarmed man last year during a bank robbery investigation. Authorities say Detective Charles Kleinert tried to question Larry Eugene Jackson Jr. after he tried to enter the locked doors of a bank while a robbery was under investigation. The pair struggled and Jackson was shot after he tried to flee.
GALVESTON, Texas (AP) People in Galveston this week will celebrate the 110th anniversary of the first public library for African Americans in Texas. The event is set for tomorrow afternoon at the Old Central Cultural Center. That's the former Central High School that was once Galveston's school for African-Americans.