The Titletown, TX video series and a photo of Texas Rangers second baseman Rougned Odor punching the Toronto Blue Jays’ Jose Bautista were among the prize-winning entries from the Star-Telegram in the Texas Associated Press Managing Editors’ 2016 journalism awards at its annual convention Saturday.
The parents of a murder victim said they were ignored eight years ago when they said they did not want the condemned killer of their son to be executed. Those parents have made a video asking the governor that their wishes to spare the life of this death row inmate not be ignored again.
The upcoming election in May means election officials need more help; a Tarrant County official heads to Washington to talk about Israel; a local lawmaker doesn’t like plans for a Texas State Music Museum; and the longtime chief of staff for Tarrant County Judge Glen Whitley moves on.
Texas lawmakers two years ago approved letting 10 professional sports teams hold 50-50 raffles, which raised more than $1.7 million last year. Now more sports groups, including the Texas Motor Speedway, want to be able to hold the raffles as well.
Family members who attended a candlelight vigil for Aja Hill, an 8-year-old who died after being struck by a hit-and-run driver, say they pray he does the right thing and surrenders to authorities. The family is also advocating that speed bumps be placed on their street.
Bodycam footage and cell phone video show the controversial arrest of a Fort Worth mother and her daughters after she called police to deal with a neighbor who had allegedly put his hands around her 7-year-old son's neck. Officer William Martin was suspended by Fort Worth PD for 10 days. Charges against Craig and her daughters were dropped Thursday. Craig's attorneys are continuing to pursue further action against the officer.
Editing by Steve Wilson, Star-Telegram.com
Two views of Jacqueline Craig's arrest: See the bodycam and cell phone videos side-by-side
Bucking horse dies after running into wall at Fort Worth rodeo
TRE train kills woman who fell onto tracks
Mulch fire the length of a football field rages in Fort Worth