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David Martin Davies / TPR News

Updated at 2 p.m. Tuesday

According to authorities, the autopsy of Texas shooter, Devin Kelley, has found that he was struck by three bullets before he died – two from an “armed civilian,” in the leg and torso, and one in the head, which is consistent with being self-inflicted.

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An Austin suburb has been named as the location for the state’s first gold depository.

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar said the city of Leander will become the home of the Texas Bullion Depository.

 


Joey Palacios / Texas Public Radio

The San Antonio Airport is getting new daily non-stop routes to Oakland, California,  Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and a new direct flight to Washington D.C.’s Reagan International Airport through Southwest Airlines. City officials say it’s part of a plan to increase the airport’s reach.


Updated at 5:37 p.m. with a statement from San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg

The San Antonio Police Department detective accused of mishandling 130 special victims unit cases has been fired.

In a statement from City Manager Sheryl Sculley, she said Detective Kenneth Valdez was given due process following state and federal law.

The city revealed the mishandling of the cases last week, saying Valdez was responsible for not following through with these cases.

She has promised the city attorney’s office will review each case.

Joey Palacios / Texas Public Radio

Congressman Lamar Smith, whose district runs through parts of Austin and San Antonio will not seek reelection in 2018.

Smith’s office confirms the Republican congressman will not be on the ballot during the 2018 election.

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