BC-TX--Texas News Digest 1 pm, TX
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AROUND THE STATE & NATION:
WASHINGTON _ The Supreme Court will decide whether the family of a Mexican teenager who was shot to death by an American border agent can sue for damages in U.S. courts. Justices said Tuesday that they will hear arguments next term in a case involving an agent who fired shots across the U.S.-Mexico border that killed 15-year-old Sergio Adrian Hernandez Guereca. The shooting occurred in 2010 on the border between El Paso, Texas, and Ciudad Juárez. The Border Patrol agent says he was being attacked by people throwing rocks on the Mexican side of the border. SENT: 130 words. A longer version is not planned.
PHOENIX _ A border activist charged with helping a pair of migrants with water, food and lodging is set to go on trial in U.S. court in Arizona. Defendant Scott Daniel Warren has argued that his spiritual values compel him to help all people in distress. The trial is scheduled to begin Wednesday in Tucson, with the 36-year-old Warren charged with harboring migrants and conspiring to transport and harbor two Mexican men found with him who were in the U.S. illegally. Thousands of migrants have died crossing the border since the mid-1990s, when heightened enforcement in San Diego and El Paso, Texas, pushed traffic into Arizona’s scorching deserts. By Anita Snow. SENT: 390 words.
NEVADA JAIL DEATH-SETTLEMENT
RENO, Nev. _ A federal judge will monitor inmates at a rural Nevada jail for four years as part of a $2 million settlement agreement with the family of a drug-dependent Texas woman who died while imprisoned for unpaid parking tickets. The wrongful death suit filed last year on behalf of 27-year-old Kelly Coltrain of Austin said Mineral County Sheriff Randy Adams and his deputies showed “deliberate indifference to her serious medical needs” and “ultimately caused her death.” By Scott Sonner. SENT: 130 words, will be updated.
HOUSTON _ Houston Texans star J.J. Watt is engaged to his girlfriend professional soccer player Kealia Ohai. Both tweeted word of their engagement Sunday with photos showing Watt down on one knee before Ohai along a waterfront and rocky coast with a beautiful sunset. Watt, who’s a three-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year, tweeted “I’m the luckiest man in the world” (hash)SheSaidYes. Ohai’s tweet said: “I love you.” She plays for the Houston Dash. SENT: 130 words, with photo. Moving on news & sports lines.
_ DALLAS FORMER HOTEL-FIRE _ Authorities say an early-morning fire has destroyed a vacant 115-year-old former luxury hotel just south of downtown Dallas. With photos.
_ ATV DEATHS _ Three people died in accidents involving all-terrain vehicles over the Memorial Day weekend in Pennsylvania.
SPOT MEMBER EXCHANGE:
LEWISVILLE, Texas _ As the year’s last gathering of the Chin Student Club at Lewisville High got underway, kids worked on biology homework, enjoyed a traditional dish of fermented tea leaf salad and talked about things like fast cars and soccer — in their native language of Hakha. The Dallas Morning News reports the suburban setting was worlds away from the life most had known a decade earlier as the children of rural farmers persecuted for their culture and Christian faith in Myanmar’s Chin state. Most came to the U.S. as refugees knowing little to no English, schooled only _ if at all _ in a British-style dialect that left them ill-prepared to deal with the English they heard in Texas. Until now. By Marc Ramirez, The Dallas Morning News. SENT: 1,370 words, with photos. Not for online use in the Dallas area.
HOUSTON _ The Chicago Cubs visit Houston at Minute Maid Park. UPCOMING: 700 words, with photos. Game starts at 7:10 p.m. CDT.
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