AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Three Mexican citizens have pleaded guilty to attempting to bribe a federal judge who was hearing a case on how the Zetas drug cartel laundered money by trading in American racehorses. The U.S. attorney in Austin said Franceso Colorado Cessa, son Francisco Colorado Cessa Jr., and business associate Ramon Segura Flores entered the pleas today. They will remain in custody until sentencing.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Organizers are considering changing the site and date of future high school state boys basketball tournaments so that they don't coincide with the popular South by Southwest festival. The tournament once drew more than 100,000 spectators but now draws fewer than 70,000. Organizers say it's hard finding affordable hotel rooms in the Austin area because of demand caused by the festival.
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) - Experts say a 1,000-foot-tall, 200-mile-wide wall of dust that roared across parts of West Texas and New Mexico yesterday shows just how rain-starved the region is. National Weather Service meteorologist Charles Aldrich said today that the wing gusts reached 50 mph and that the region is already more than 1½ inches behind on precipitation.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - A man has pleaded guilty to assaulting a federal officer with a deadly weapon for allegedly shooting his common-law wife seven times while she was working as an instructor at Fort Sam Houston last June. Alvin Lee Roundtree entered his plea today and faces up to 20 years in prison. The victim survived.
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