James Thiep Angui survived a civil war in Sudan, eventually making his way to Texas. He hopes to return home — for a visit to see his mother and family — next year.
Two state lawmakers have filed measures to address daylight-saving time.
Texas is on track for an 18-year low in executions, likely because the option of life without parole was added in 2005.
Place 5 became open after Councilman Glenn Porterfield died in August.
A state representative says he testified to Henderson County a grand jury after bringing a complaint against the Tarrant Regional Water District, which is building a pipeline to bring water from East Texas to Dallas-Fort Worth.