U.S. House Heads To Vote On Border Security Bill

Jan 22, 2015

WASHINGTON — The House is moving toward a vote on a bill aimed at securing the U.S. border with Mexico, as majority Republicans seek to demonstrate that they can chart their own course on immigration, not just oppose President Barack Obama.

The legislation passed the House Committee on Homeland Security late Wednesday on a party-line vote of 18-12 and party leaders said it would come to the floor next week. “For God's sakes, if we can't unite around border security what can we unite around?” said Rep. Michael McCaul of Texas, the committee's chairman.

HUNTSVILLE — A 41-year-old Texas prisoner was put to death Wednesday evening for the slayings of three people during a robbery at their San Antonio home more than 21 years ago.

Arnold Prieto, who spurned a plea deal for a sentence of less than life in prison, became the first inmate to receive a lethal injection this year in Texas, which carried out 10 executions in 2014. He was pronounced dead at 6:31 p.m. CST, 20 minutes after a lethal dose of pentobarbital began flowing into his veins.

The Magik Theatre

One of the city’s iconic arts venues is growing. 

“We will be actually not only looking for performers, but also for some technical personnel and artists.”

Beth Graham is the Magik Theatre's Marketing Specialist. The Magik focuses on children, linking theatre and literature together. And now, they’re growing.

“We are expanding. We want to open it up to, invite the community to come in and check out what we have available for job opportunities.”

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Ryan Poppe / TPR News

Over the course of the past two months, accusations of scandal, mismanagement and calls for resignations have embroiled the state's Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC), all stemming from a no-bid contract being awarded to a company called 21st Century Technologies, or 21CT.

Eileen Pace

The sound of a Air Force plane landing is something the residents of Seguin haven’t heard in a long time. After circling in formation, pilots with the 560th Flying Training Squadron set down in a single T-38C Talon on the brand new landing strip at the Seguin, Texas airport.