HOUSTON (AP) - Fewer than 300,000 Texans have signed up for health insurance in the federally subsidized marketplace. That leaves thousands uninsured with less than three weeks left before open enrollment ends. Governor Rick Perry is vocally opposed to President Barack Obama's signature program.
WYLIE, Texas (AP) - The parents of a slain North Texas teen say they've forgiven anyone responsible for his death. Two 16-year-old boys are accused of choking Ivan Mejia (meh-HEE'-yah) to death in Wylie in what authorities say may have been a dispute over a girl. Flavio and Ana Mejia told say they want Ivan remembered for his ROTC activities and desire to join the Marine Corps after graduation from Wylie East High School.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A woman has been sentenced to 20 years for arson in the bathtub burning death of her husband. Jurors deliberated two days before acquitting Shriya Patel (pah-TEHL') of capital murder but finding her guilty of first-degree arson. Prosecutors say she lured her husband to the tub, poured gasoline on him and set him on fire.
HOUSTON (AP) - Police say $600,000 has been stolen from the Houston megachurch led by Pastor Joel Osteen (OH'-steen). Lakewood Church officials say there's no data breach and the stolen funds are insured. More than 40,000 people attend weekly services led by Osteen.
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