GRAHAM, Texas (AP) - Authorities say two tornadoes have struck near a small community in rural North Texas, destroying a house but causing no injuries. National Weather Service meteorologist Dennis Cavanaugh says the tornadoes struck near the small community of Eliasville in southwestern Young County yesterday evening. Friday's twisters came after North Texas was hit with an outbreak of 16 tornados on Wednesday night, including one that killed six people in the town of Granbury near Fort Worth.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Texas lawmakers are advancing a plan to create a residency training program for school teachers. In a 28-2 vote yesterday, the Senate approved a program similar to medical residencies for doctors. The bill goes to the House.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Governor Rick Perry's deal-closing Texas Enterprise Fund would receive a state audit under a bill close to clearing the state Legislature. The House yesterday used a simple voice vote to approve the measure that would require closer financial scrutiny of the decade-old program. The measure must pass a final, procedural House vote.
BASTROP, Texas (AP) - A Bastrop pastor has been found guilty of animal cruelty in the death of a cat he trapped in his neighborhood last year. Rick Bartlett's conviction yesterday of a Class A misdemeanor means he faces up to a year in jail. Sentencing is set for June 24th. At the time of his arrest, the 56-year-old was a chaplain for the Bastrop police department and pastor at Bastrop Christian Church.
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