*(Via Fox Sports) – Texas will offer its head coaching job to Louisville‘s Charlie Strong and he is expected to accept, a person familiar with the search told The Associated Press on Friday night.
The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the process was being kept confidential and had not been completed. Texas has been looking to replace Mack Brown, who stepped down in December after 16 seasons with the Longhorns.
Strong is in his fourth year at Louisville and coming off his second straight double-digit victory season. He took over a program coming off three straight non-winning seasons and has gone 37-15.
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Connie Johnson, 68, was pepper sprayed by a shoplifter in a Houston, Texas Walmart when she asked him for his receipt.
*Who knew that Walmart cashiers had one of the most dangerous jobs in the store?
At one Houston, Texas location, 68-year-old cashier, Connie Johnson, stopped a man and asked for his receipt when he went into the routine of searching his pockets for it.
But, when he came up from his search, he had a bottle of pepper spray which he proceeded to spray into her face and eyes, according to KHOU.
Carlita Kilpatrick is seen here removing items from their 5,000 square foot Grand Prairie, Texas mansion because their lease is up, she lost her job and Kwame Kilpatrick prepares to return to prison.
*Kwame Kilpatrick has been back and forth to prison and unable to pay his bills, but managed to keep his wife and kids in a mansion in Texas…until now.
As the former mayor of Detroit awaits a new prison sentence, his wife Carlita Kilpatrick, was seen removing her unwanted furniture from their Grand Prairie, Texas mansion in preparation for moving day.
The former first lady of Detroit had recently earned a position with the Parks & Recreation department, but she didn’t make it past the probationary period and was let go.
Now her and her two sons are moving out of their home because the lease has expired and it appears the financial well has run dry, according to Detroit’s local NBC affiliate WDIV channel 4 News.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry signs abortion law that will likely close most of the abortion clinics in Texas, Thursday, July 18, 2013.
*In late June, we reported on pro-choice hero Wendy Davis when she stood on Texas’ state floor and staged an 11-hour filibuster without breaks to fight against the abortion bill that would close all but five abortion clinics in the state.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry was in total opposition to Davis, so much so, that he re-introduced the bill and had it signed into law Thursday morning.
The earlier version was successfully thwarted by Davis’ filibuster, but sly Perry slid a new and improved version in and both houses of the legislature passed it through last week with a final signature from Perry today.
According to the report from the Huffington Post, he was locked and loaded, prepared for today!
Texas State Senator, Wendy Davis (D), went up against Texas’ governor Rick Perry (R) to kill abortion bill that would close all but five abortion clinics as well as many other restrictions, and won, Wednesday, June 26, 2013.
*Have you ever given a speech? Have you ever given a speech for 11 hours? Yeah, that’s what we thought! Unbelievable, right?
Well, it’s time to stand and applaud the incredible Texas state senator Wendy Davis for her heroic 11-hour filibuster that stopped a bill that would’ve closed all but five of the abortion clinics in Texas, due to the bill’s requirement for all abortion clinics to have ambulatory surgical center licenses.
The Republican bill would also prevent abortions at 20 weeks or more, set restrictions on use of an abortion pill and give no exceptions for women who have psychological conditions or who become pregnant through rape or incest.
But with all that, Texas Governor Rick Perry vowed to bring the bill back…but not before he took a swipe at Davis with her own past teenage pregnancy. Yeah…he went there.
Kimberly McCarthy, 52, is the 500th inmate to be executed on Texas’ death row, Wednesday, June 26, 2013.
*Texas is known for having a no nonsense approach to their inmates on death row.
They ensure that those convicted and placed on death row are indeed dealt their punishment without a lengthy ride on death row.
Kimberly McCarthy, 52, was executed by a lethal injection of pentobarbital, Wednesday, June 26, and pronounced dead at 6:37 pm.
She was on death row for the brutal 1997 murder and robbery of her 71-year-old neighbor, retired professor Dorothy Booth.
We reported in January that she had received a reprieve from death at that time because, according to her attorney, a predominantly white jury was “improperly selected on the basis of race.”
Out of 12 jury members, 11 of them were white.