GALVESTON — Jurors in a Houston-area man’s capital murder trial heard from a doctor Tuesday, that the 8-year-old boy the man is accused of setting on fire needed daily operations for months to treat his severe burns.

Ban TWD Statewide, Say Victims’ Families

Feb 3, 2015

AUSTIN — Sitting behind pictures of loved ones killed in crashes, 15 Texas families tearfully pleaded with lawmakers to support a statewide texting-while-driving ban.

“This is how I hold my baby now,” said Jeanne Brown, wiping away tears as she held a framed photograph of her daughter Alex, for whom the proposed ban is named. Alex Brown died at the age of 17 in 2007, when she crashed while texting and driving on the way to her West Texas high school.

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DENVER  — Disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong hit two parked cars with an SUV after a night of partying in Colorado but agreed to let his longtime girlfriend take the blame to avoid national attention, police reports show.

Aspen police cited Armstrong with failing to report an accident and speeding weeks after the Dec. 28 accident, but only after his girlfriend, Anna Hansen, acknowledged lying for him.

Armstrong declined immediate comment on Tuesday. His attorney, Pamela Mackey, didn’t immediately return a call.

Siggi Ragnar

The Playhouse is showing a play with a very interesting construction.   It’s called "The Last 5 Years." Here’s its Director Chris Berry explaining it—read carefully.

“'Last 5 Years' follows the relationship of two characters—it’s a 2-person musical, from the infatuation stage and through their marriage, and then—spoiler alert—through their divorce.

But this is where it gets really interesting.

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On the campaign trail, now Texas Gov. Greg Abbott promised to make ethics' reform a reality in the state, a departure from his predecessor Rick Perry who vetoed some of the strongest transparency legislation in 2013's legislative session.