Texas News Minute

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The chairman of the Texas Senate's Health and Human Services Committee says she hopes Washington will allow Texas to receive $27 billion to expand Medicaid to people who can't afford private insurance. Senator Jane Nelson says the key is to allow lawmakers to develop a Texas-specific program that won't bust the state's budget.

HOUSTON (AP) - A second person has been charged in connection with Tuesday's shooting at a community college near Houston. At least 10 shots were fired during a dispute between two men at Lone Star College-North Harris. Three people were wounded.

FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) - An Army judge will decide next week whether the man charged in the Fort Hood shootings can plead guilty and be spared the death penalty. Defense attorneys say Major Nidal Hasan wants to plead guilty to 13 counts of premeditated murder. Army rules prohibit a judge from accepting a guilty plea in a death penalty case.

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Prosecutors won't file charges against two Texas football players investigated after a woman said she was sexually assaulted at a San Antonio hotel before last month's Alamo Bowl. Police say the investigation of quarterback Case McCoy and linebacker Jordan Hicks is closed.

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