Glenn Beck pays off $27,000 worth of strangers’ layaway items at North Richland Hills Walmart | North Richland Hills | Dallas News

Beck and his wife broadcast live from the store Saturday evening. They said they stopped at the Walmart on their way to a Christmas party, but ended up staying for several hours as employees helped Beck pay off each account, one-by-one.

A Walmart spokeswoman said Beck paid about $27,000 in total at the location on North Tarrant Parkway in North Richland Hills. Beck said on his radio program Monday that the individual accounts had balances that ranged from $24 to $500.

Source: Glenn Beck pays off $27,000 worth of strangers’ layaway items at North Richland Hills Walmart | North Richland Hills | Dallas News

Schedule for George H.W. Bush’s funeral includes trip to Capitol, burial in Texas – ABC News

The ceremonies will begin on Monday with a departure ceremony at Ellington Field Joint Reserve Base in Houston at 10:30 a.m. Central time. Bush’s remains will be flown from Houston to Joint Base Andrews in Prince George’s County, Maryland.

There will also be a ceremony on arrival of the former president’s remains at Joint Base Andrews at 3:30 p.m. Eastern time on Monday.

From there, the president’s casket will be taken to the U.S. Capitol in Washington.

Source: Schedule for George H.W. Bush’s funeral includes trip to Capitol, burial in Texas – ABC News

George H.W. Bush dead at 94 – CNNPolitics

(CNN)Former US President George H.W. Bush has died at age 94 in Houston, according to his spokesperson Jim McGrath.

Born into privilege and a tradition of service, Bush was a son of a senator, celebrated World War II combat pilot, student athlete, Texas oilman, Republican congressman, national party chairman, pioneering diplomat and spy chief. After his own 1980 presidential campaign came up short, he served two terms as Ronald Reagan’s vice president before reaching the pinnacle of political power by winning the 1988 presidential election, soundly defeating Democrat Michael Dukakis.
After losing the White House in 1992, Bush became a widely admired political elder who leapt out of airplanes to mark birthday milestones. Emphasizing the generosity of his soul, he forged a close — and unlikely — friendship with Democrat Bill Clinton, the man who ended his presidency. When Parkinson’s disease mostly silenced him in public, Bush flashed his sense of humor by sporting colorful striped socks.
Bush’s death comes after his wife of 73 years, Barbara Bush, passed away on April 17 aged 92. Before her funeral, Bush was pictured in a wheelchair gazing at his wife’s flower-covered casket, in a moment that encapsulated their life-long love affair

Source: George H.W. Bush dead at 94 – CNNPolitics

Texas newlyweds die in helicopter crash while leaving their wedding – BBC News

A young couple from Texas were killed when a helicopter carrying them away from their own wedding crashed late on Saturday night, according to officials.

Will Byler and Bailee Ackerman Byler were both students at Sam Houston State University. Their deaths were first reported by the student newspaper.

The crash occurred near Uvalde, about 85 miles (135km) west of San Antonio.

On social media, wedding attendees have been posting their condolences in the captions of wedding photos.

“I’m absolutely devastated!” wrote one friend on Facebook, adding that the pilot of the aircraft was also killed.

Source: Texas newlyweds die in helicopter crash while leaving their wedding – BBC News

Texas backs school that expelled girl over pledge of allegiance – BBC News

The state of Texas is backing a school that expelled a black student after she refused to stand for the flag during the US Pledge of Allegiance.

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton intervened on Tuesday to defend the Houston-area school district in its lawsuit with the student, India Landry.

Ms Landry, 18, filed a lawsuit after she was expelled last year from Windfern High School.

The case comes amid political tensions over respect for the American flag.

“School children cannot unilaterally refuse to participate in the pledge,” Mr Paxton – the state’s most senior law enforcement officer – said in a news release.

Source: Texas backs school that expelled girl over pledge of allegiance – BBC News

US ‘serial killer’ border agent arrested in Texas – BBC News

A US Border Patrol agent has been arrested in the state of Texas on suspicion of killing four prostitutes, reports say.

Officers were looking for Juan David Ortiz after a fifth woman escaped from him and contacted police, AP reported.

Mr Ortiz fled but was arrested in a hotel parking lot in the city of Laredo.

Webb County Sheriff Martin Cuellar said police believed Mr Ortiz had acted alone.

“The county, the city can rest assured we have the serial killer in custody,” Sheriff Cuellar said. He was quoted by the Laredo Times newspaper.

Source: US ‘serial killer’ border agent arrested in Texas – BBC News

Dallas officer who shot Botham Jean in his own apartment was involved in 2017 shooting of a suspect | Dallas Police | Dallas News

The officer who killed a man in his apartment Thursday after she apparently mistook it for her own home also shot a suspect during an arrest in 2017.

Amber Guyger, 30, who has been with the department for almost five years, was not indicted in the 2017 shooting of the suspect who had taken her Taser from her during a struggle.

Source: Dallas officer who shot Botham Jean in his own apartment was involved in 2017 shooting of a suspect | Dallas Police | Dallas News

Dallas officer faces manslaughter charge for shooting man in apartment she thought was hers, police chief says | Crime | Dallas News

 

Police Chief U. Renee Hall said police were obtaining a warrant to charge the officer, whom the chief declined to name until she was formally charged. The chief said the officer’s blood was drawn to test for alcohol and drugs.

The unnamed officer, a five-year veteran, wasn’t hurt in the incident, which happened about 10 p.m. Thursday at the South Side Flats, at 1210 S. Lamar St. The location is just blocks from police headquarters in the Cedars.

Source: Dallas officer faces manslaughter charge for shooting man in apartment she thought was hers, police chief says | Crime | Dallas News

Dallas officer enters apartment she mistakes for her own, fatally shoots man inside

Dallas police said the officer called for help and told responding officers that “she entered the victim’s apartment believing that it was her own.”

During the encounter, the officer was in full uniform and “fired her weapon striking the victim,” police said.

Botham Shem Jean was taken to the hospital and died.

Source: Dallas officer enters apartment she mistakes for her own, fatally shoots man inside

Man intentionally crashes truck into FOX 4 studios in Dallas, starts ‘ranting’ before arrest, officials say | Fox News

A man who was upset about an officer-involved shooting intentionally crashed his truck into the side of the studios for FOX 4 in Dallas early Wednesday before jumping out of the vehicle and started ranting before he was arrested, officials said.

Source: Man intentionally crashes truck into FOX 4 studios in Dallas, starts ‘ranting’ before arrest, officials say | Fox News