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Tuesday Jul 22 | WFAA-TV Dallas

Drug cartel associates get 1-year prison sentence

Two Mexican citizens associated to the Zetas drug cartel have been sentenced to one year and one day in prison for attempting to bribe a federal judge, federal prosecutors said Tuesday.


Tuesday Jul 22 | The Horse

Texas Confirms Additional Equine VS Cases

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Related Topix: Texas, Travis County, TX, Seguin, TX, Guadalupe County, TX, San Patricio, TX

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Austin American-Statesman

Video: Cedar Creek high tasing investigation

A Bastrop County sheriff's deputy who used his Taser on a high school student last year, causing him to hit his head and leaving him with brain damage, first tried to subdue the teen after he had slapped another deputy away, according to the officers


Wed Jul 16, 2014


Cub Scout counselor accused of videotaping kids at camp



Related Topix: Family, Kids, Bastrop, TX


Texas Scout Camp Worker Charged After Camera Found In Staff Shower

A man who worked at a Cub Scout Camp about 30 miles east of Austin who was fired after a camera was found hidden in a staff shower where some individuals were recorded surrendered to sheriff's deputies Wednesday.


Tue Jul 15, 2014

KXAN-TV Austin

Boy Scouts Camp Counselor admits to videotaping young boys

A Boy Scout Camp counselor is accused of videotaping staff members and children in the showers at Camp Tom Wooten in Bastrop County.


KSLA-TV Shreveport

Texas judge sets execution date for Rodney Reed

A Texas judge has set an execution date for a death row inmate convicted of raping and murdering a 19-year-old woman.


Mon Jul 14, 2014

The Horse

Texas Officials Report Additional Equine VS Cases

Wonderful companion horse. Bey is gentle and kind. She is a wonderful riding horse, but has some lameness issues.


Related Topix: Texas, Travis County, TX, Kinney County, TX, Jim Wells County, TX

Fri Jul 11, 2014

JD Supra

Western District of Texas: An Expert Must Base a Determination of Bad ...

Falcon v. State Farm Lloyds , No. 1:12-CV-491-DAE, 2014 WL 2711849 The Western District of Texas finds that a policyholder's expert witness is not qualified to opine when he does not sufficiently examine the facts available to the insurer, and when the expert is not able to define good or bad faith.


Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire

Thu Jul 10, 2014

KXAN-TV Austin

27,000 acres and thousands of trees to become fuel

Many of the trees burned in the fire are still standing, but crews are working to remove them so they can be turned into fuel.


Related Topix: Lancashire County, England, World News, United Kingdom, Merseyside County, England, Cheshire County, England

Thu Jun 26, 2014

WFAA-TV Dallas

Milestone reached in Bastrop nearly 3 years after devastating wildfires

This week a huge milestone was reached in Bastrop, nearly three years since wildfires ripped through the county killing two people and destroying more than a thousand homes.


Related Topix: Bastrop, TX