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ANGLETON, Texas (AP) - A Texas father's claims he did not fatally shoot a drunken driver who caused an accident that killed his two sons seem to have received a boost from testimony by prosecution witnesses. David Barajas (bah-RAH'-hahs) is on trial in the 2012 shooting death of Jose Banda. He is accused of shooting Banda minutes after the intoxicated driver plowed into a vehicle Barajas and his two sons had been pushing along a rural road.

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Navy Admiral William McRaven is set to be formally hired as chancellor of the University of Texas System. McRaven was selected as the lone finalist for the job last month despite having no professional academic experience. McRaven replaces Francisco Cigarroa. He's is stepping down after five years.

HOUSTON (AP) - Harris County's practice of posting sensitive court documents online has raised concerns from legal experts. University of Houston Law Center professor Ellen Marrus says sexual predators or parents whose children have been taken away could use the uploaded names and photographs to locate the children. The information is publicly accessible at kiosks at the civil courthouse.

WESTBROOK, Texas (AP) - Two men are dead and one is in critical condition after they were electrocuted while moving an oil well pumping jack in West Texas. Mitchell County Sheriff Patrick Coombs says a cable from the truck the workers were using touched a power line.

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