Posted: Jun 22, 2014 2:31 AM
Updated: Jun 22, 2014 2:31 AM
DALLAS (AP) Charitable organizations and social services in North Texas are feeling the effects of an onslaught of Central American children arriving at the Mexico border hundreds of miles away. In Fort Worth, 200 unaccompanied minors have already received aid. The city's Catholic Charities plans to double its shelter capacity for children 13 or younger, while helping other agencies establish future shelters.
FALFURRIAS, Texas (AP) Volunteer researchers recently have uncovered mass graves in a South Texas cemetery that they believe contain the bodies of immigrants who died crossing into the U.S. illegally. Two university anthropologists tell the Corpus Christi Caller Times the remains in Sacred Heart Burial Park in Falfurrias were found in trash bags, shopping bags, body bags or without a container.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) The Texas countryside could become dotted by billboards up to 65 feet tall under a rule revision being considered by the Texas Transportation Commission. A public hearing has been scheduled Tuesday at Texas Department of Transportation headquarters in Austin. Such higher billboards would be allowed along Texas interstate and primary highways. Current law allows a billboard height of 42.5 feet.
GARLAND, Texas (AP) Police have identified a knife-wielding man who was fatally shot by an officer during a confrontation Friday outside a Dallas-area grocery store. Garland police yesterday identified the man who died as 30-year-old Ismael Sadiq. The officer has been put on paid administrative leave amid a review of the incident.