SAN ANTONIO (AP) - A federal grand jury has indicted the driver of a tractor-trailer crammed with people crossing into the United States in an alleged human smuggling operation that led to 10 people's deaths. James Matthew Bradley Jr. was indicted Wednesday in San Antonio. At least 39 people were inside the rig discovered in the early morning of July 23 outside a San Antonio Walmart. Eight people were found dead and two others died at area hospitals.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Texas Gov. Greg Abbott says he revived a "bathroom bill" targeting transgender people even though he was told it wouldn't get a vote in the GOP-controlled state House. A proposal requiring transgender Texans to use public restrooms according to the gender on their birth certificates fizzled Tuesday night, when lawmakers quit a special legislative session a day early. Abbott blamed House Speaker Joe Straus, saying Straus told him even before the special session that the issue was doomed.
CORUPS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) - The brother of slain Tejano superstar Selena has been jailed for not staying current on his child support payments. A.B. Quintanilla was taken into custody Wednesday during a court appearance in Corpus Christi. Quintanilla had failed to appear at a scheduled hearing earlier this month. His attorney said Quintanilla was at his Florida home that day and hadn't been informed of the court date.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Key conservative priorities fizzled yet again as lawmakers wrapped up their month-long special legislative session, despite Republicans controlling every statewide office and both chambers of the Legislature. Failing to pass was a transgender "bathroom bill," union due limits and school vouchers. In all, Gov. Greg Abbott ordered lawmakers to work on about 20 issues, but failed then passed. Will it be enough, or could Abbott call a second extra legislative session?
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