Texas news minute
Fri, 19 Jul 2013 14:40:59 GMT —
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - A 28-year-old man has been sentenced to life in prison for wounding a woman and killing a San Antonio health club worker walking her to her car. Yu Masaki received his punishment yesterday. Officials say Masaki had been barred from the club before the January 2012 shooting that killed Juan Escamilla and left Margaret McCombs a quadriplegic.
FORT BLISS, Texas (AP) - Army officials plan to reveal more information on radiation contamination of a Cold War-era bunker. The update will come at a Fort Bliss news conference today. The bunker was used to store and assemble nuclear bombs decades ago.
DALLAS (AP) - An administrative judge will hear arguments on whether a judge who cited the Dallas County district attorney for contempt of court should be removed from the case. The hearing today comes after attorneys for Craig Watkins asked state District Judge Lena Levario to recuse herself. They allege Levario is biased against Watkins.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The architect of a new law overhauling high school standardized testing and graduation requirements will speak about the measure before the State Board of Education. State Representative Jimmie Aycock plans to address the 15-member board today. Earlier this week, some board members expressed dismay about the sweeping curriculum and testing changes.
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