Texas news minute

EL PASO, Texas (AP) - An ex-mechanic with a West Texas school district has been sentenced to six years in prison after investigators found nearly 140,000 child pornography images at his home. Forty-six-year-old Jose Miranda was sentenced yesterday in federal court. The former El Paso Independent School District mechanic pleaded guilty in October.

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Two West Texas lawmakers have testified in favor of the state's removal of trustees from a district mired in a testing scandal. Senator Joe Rodriguez and Representative Marisa Marquez spoke yesterday in support of Education Commissioner Michael Williams. Last year, Williams named a conservator to oversee the district and appointed a board of managers to replace the trustees in the El Paso Independent School Board.

MIDLOTHIAN, Texas (AP) - Funeral services are planned in the North Texas hometown of one of two men killed at a shooting range last weekend. Services for Chad Littlefield are today at the First Baptist Church in Midlothian. The 35-year-old Littlefield and 38-year-old Chris Kyle were gunned down at a range last Saturday. Twenty-five-year-old Eddie Ray Routh is charged in their deaths.

GEOGRETOWN, Texas (AP) - A court of inquiry into the wrongful murder conviction of a Texas man who spent nearly 25 years in prison is nearing its end. Testimony is scheduled to end today into the 1987 conviction of Michael Morton. His attorneys allege Ken Anderson, the original prosecutor in the case, withheld evidence that indicated Morton's innocence.

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