Texas news minute
Mon, 13 Jan 2014 16:09:24 GMT —
HOUSTON (AP) - Brad Paisley, Blake Shelton and Robin Thicke are among the featured entertainers at this year's Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. The annual expo runs March 4-23 at Reliant Park. Other performers include Maroon 5, Keith Urban and Selena Gomez and the Zac Brown Band. Tickets go on sale Saturday.
BRANSON, Mo. (AP) - Federal officials are investigating why a Southwest Airlines jet bound for Branson Airport in Missouri instead landed at another airport about 7 miles away that has only about half as much runway. Flight 4013, carrying 124 passengers and five crew members, was headed Sunday from Chicago's Midway International Airport to Branson Airport. Dallas-based Southwest officials say the jet instead landed at Taney County Airport, also known as M. Graham Clark Downtown Airport.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Texas Department of Public Safety officials are joining law enforcement around the nation in observing National AMBER Alert Awareness day. AMBER alert, which stands for "American's Missing: Broadcast Emergency Response," was created by Dallas-Fort Worth area law enforcement and media representatives in 1996. It followed the kidnapping and slaying of 9-year-old Amber Hagerman. AMBER alert's 18th anniversary is Monday.
DALLAS (AP) - A former Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle is to go on trial for the death of a teammate in a drunken-driving wreck. Josh Brent's trial is expected to start Monday on allegations that he was driving drunk and caused the death of his friend, college teammate and former Dallas practice squad player Jerry Brown in a December 2012 crash. If convicted, Brent could get anything from probation to 20 years in prison..
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