AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) – A Texas group that oversees sporting events in schools held an emergency meeting on Wednesday to consider punishing a San Antonio high school football team after two players were seen in a viral video blindsiding an official during a game.
University Interscholastic League officials said players and coaches from John Jay High School conducted a series of unsportsmanlike actions in its game against Marble Hall High School last Friday that included the hit on the referee.
AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) – Texas police have started a criminal investigation of an incident in which two high school football players crashed into a referee from behind during a game, officials said on Tuesday.
The police department in Marble Falls, northwest of Austin, said it was weighing assault charges after Friday’s game at Marble Falls High School against John Jay High School of San Antonio.
Sept 6 (Reuters) – The lawyer for a Kentucky county clerk
who refused to issue same-sex marriage licenses said his team
filed on Sunday a notice of appeal over a contempt ruling that
landed her in jail.
Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis, 49, who refused to issue the
licenses due to her Apostolic Christian belief that marriage can
only be between a man and a woman, said she was prepared to
remain in jail where she has been reading a Bible since her
incarceration for contempt on Thursday, her lawyers said.
(Reuters) – The fight over same-sex marriage licenses may not end in Kentucky.
In Texas, Alabama and elsewhere a number of clerks and judges who stated their opposition to gay marriage have thrown up roadblocks to the unions, extending the fight over same-sex weddings two months after the U.S. Supreme Court legalized gay marriage.
AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) – Baylor University President Ken Starr, who gained prominence for his investigation of former U.S. President Bill Clinton’s sex life, will have an independent investigation looking at how his school responds to sexual misconduct.
Baylor, the world’s largest Baptist university, has faced criticism for not doing enough to investigate and discipline a member of its football team who was accused of sexually assaulting a woman who played on the school’s women’s soccer team. The player, Sam Ukwuachu, was convicted in August of sexual assault and given six months in jail.
AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) – The man charged with fatally shooting a Houston-area deputy in a hail of gunfire spent four months in a mental hospital in 2012 after being declared incompetent to stand trial in an aggravated assault case, court documents showed.
Shannon Miles, 30, has been charged with capital murder, a crime punishable by death in Texas. He is accused of emptying a 15-round handgun into Harris County Deputy Darren Goforth on Friday evening as the lawman fueled a patrol car at a Houston-area gas station.
By Marice Richter and Jon Herskovitz
(Reuters) – Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, a Tea Party
Republican, pleaded not guilty on Thursday to three felony
charges of securities fraud during his first court appearance in
a case that threatens his political career.
If convicted of first-degree felony, the state’s top lawman
could face up to 99 years in prison.
(Reuters) – Police stormed a grocery market in a southwestern Louisiana town on Wednesday to arrest a man accused of stabbing two people and shooting an officer before barricading himself inside the store, the St. Landry Parish sheriff said.
The suspect, who was not immediately identified, was captured after police fired tear gas into the building about an hour after the violence began in the small town of Sunset, about 70 miles (112 km) west of the state capital, Baton Rouge.
AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) – James “Red” Duke, a celebrated Texas surgeon who helped develop the Life Flight helicopter emergency service and played a medical role during the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, died on Tuesday at the age of 86, officials said.
Duke, known for his Texas twang and thick mustache, was one of the best-known surgeons in the state who brought changes to emergency medicine that influenced the field globally, said the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, where Duke had worked.
AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) – The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals halted the planned Wednesday execution of Bernardo Tercero, a Nicaraguan man convicted of murder who human rights groups said had his rights to fair trial violated.
The court said on Tuesday lawyers for Tercero, 39, asserted that he was denied due legal process because the state presented false testimony at his trial. It stayed his execution to allow “a trial court to review the merits of the claim.”