3. A Smith County man is in jail on Thursday after police say he shot his brother on Wednesday around 7:15 p.m. A motorist called the sheriff's office a few minutes later saying there was a man with no shirt standing in the middle of the road screaming for someone to take him to a hospital. More details here.
6. In March, the Rusk County Sheriff's Department picked up a colt who was spotted standing in the woods, tied to a tree with no food or water nearby. The poor colt was malnourished and dehydrated, but still alive. Read the story of his rescue here.
7. Several Texas superintendents are publicly criticizing the state's standardized testing system in advance of the upcoming release of score results. Paul Jones, superintendent of the Paris school district, says in a recent letter to parents that the tests known as the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness are "punitive." He criticizes a "one-size-fits-all" system.