One Dead in Officer Involved Shooting
BLOOMBERG – Texas Rangers are investigating a shooting in which a Cass County sheriff’s deputy reportedly shot and killed a man. The shooting occurred late Sunday morning when the deputy tried to serve the man a felony warrant. Information on the circumstances that led to the shooting and the names of the persons involved have not been released. The deputy has been placed on administrative leave pending the investigation.
Marshall Fatality Accident
MARSHALL – One person has been killed in a one vehicle accident in Marshall. The accident happened just before 5:00 Friday afternoon on Interstate Highway 20 just east of U.S. Highway 59. The name of the victim has not been released. For some reason, the 18-wheeler left the road, hit a tree and overturned and caught fire.
Tyler Accident Injures One
TYLER – One person is injured following a head-on collision in Tyler. It happened around 7:00 Sunday night in the 1700 block of East Gentry. Police say a truck veered into on coming traffic, hitting another vehicle. KETK reports the truck driver is hospitalized, his condition not know at this time. The other driver was not injured.
Doctor Accused of Human Trafficking
LONGVIEW — A Kilgore psychiatrist, wanted on human trafficking and prostitution charges, is in custody in Gregg County. Riyaz Mazcuri, 62, is accused of trafficking women from India for forced labor, including prostitution. KETK reports that Mazcuri is known as “The Doctor” in what’s being called a “criminal group” that operates in southern New York. According to court documents, Mazcuri and others, tricked woman by telling they would be part of a cultural program. But once they go to the U.S., the men are accused of forcing them into dancing at night clubs, and having sex with clients. The U.S. Marshals service is still looking for the other suspects in the case.
“A Night of Solidarity” in Tyler
TYLER — Tylerites gathered Saturday night at the East Texas Islamic Society Mosque to help celebrate the holy Islamic month of Ramadan — and for “A Night of Solidarity.” Focusing on current unrest in the Middle East and elsewhere in the world, Mosque members invited members of various religions to join them in promoting peace and togetherness. Rev. Stuart Baskin of First Presbyterian Church told KTBB, “The world wants to pull us apart and make us enemies of one another, and I think it’s important as a Christian to bear witness to the reality of peace in the world.” Read more …
West Texas Teenager Stabbed to Death
ABILENE (AP) – West Texas police say a teenager has died and a person has been injured in a stabbing near Abilene Christian University. Abilene Police Chief Stan Standridge says a 19-year-old was killed early Sunday morning at a housing complex near the university. He says another man was stabbed and is expected to recover. Police did not release the men’s names or say if they were students. Standridge says police have identified a suspect and have obtained a capital murder warrant.
Texas Girl Dies in All-terrain Vehicle Crash
SAN ANGELO (AP) – Police say a 12-year-old girl was killed and three other people were injured in a West Texas all-terrain vehicle crash. The Tom Green County Sheriff’s Office reports that the crash happened Saturday evening near San Angelo. Authorities report that 12-year-old Anayavilet Almazan of Midland was driving the ATV with seven passengers. Witnesses tell police Almazan lost control of the vehicle, causing it to roll over. She was pronounced dead at Shannon Hospital. An adult passenger and two children were also taken to the hospital. Their conditions are unknown. Authorities are investigating the crash.
1 Dead, 2 Rescued after Boat Sinks in South Texas
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) — A man in South Texas has died after the boat he was on sank in a bay near the Gulf of Mexico. A Coast Guard spokesman says a distress call was sent Sunday morning from a 24-foot boat. The vessel reported it was taking on water in Copano Bay near Rockport. The spokesman says a rescue helicopter arrived shortly after the boat sank and found two people clinging to a platform and a man floating unresponsive. He was taken to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead. The Coast Guard has not released his name or cause of death. A 14-year-old girl was also taken to the hospital. Her condition is unknown. The third person rescued had no injuries. The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is investigating.
Austin Crash Kills Woman, Injures 2 Children
AUSTIN (AP) — Police say a morning crash in northwest Austin has killed one woman and injured two children. The Austin American Statesman reports that a man, a woman and two children were in a Dodge Neon around 7:15 Sunday morning when they collided with a Chevrolet truck. The truck was driven by an unaccompanied man. Arriving emergency personnel found an off-duty nurse attempting CPR on the woman, identified only as in her 40s. She was eventually pronounced dead. Both children had potentially critical injuries. The elder of the two, a 12-year-old girl, was taken to the hospital with a head injury. A younger boy was also hospitalized. The two men in the accident refused treatment at the scene. Traffic detectives were investigating, but no charges were immediately filed.
Lawsuits May Seal Important Facts about West Blast
WEST (AP) — Valuable health and safety information about the 2013 fertilizer plant explosion in West could be hidden from the public forever because a judge has approved confidentiality agreements for more than a dozen lawsuits relating to the case. The agreements OK’d by state District Judge Jim Meyer were requested by attorneys involved in at least 15 separate lawsuits. The result is that lawyers can label as confidential virtually all information uncovered as they prepare for trial. The Dallas Morning News reports the information could include more details about injuries and safety testing of the fertilizer that exploded. Fifteen people were killed in the blast and hundreds injured. Legal scholars note that taxpayers cover the cost for the courts in which lawsuits are tried, which means the information should be public.
West Texas Man Killed in Train Collision
MIDLAND (AP) – A West Texas man has died after his pickup truck was struck by a train. The Midland Reporter-Telegram reports 43-year-old Filiberto Baeza was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash Sunday night. Midland Police say Baeza drove through one of the crossing guard arms near downtown before the train hit him. Police say they found open alcohol containers at the crash site and alcohol is considered a factor in the crash.
Proposed West Texas Shelter Would be Largest in US
CLINT (AP) — Authorities are considering a bid to build a shelter in West Texas that would be the largest in the U.S. to hold unaccompanied children who enter the country illegally. A number of sites in Texas and elsewhere are being considered as detention facilities for many of the more than 57,000 unaccompanied children who have entered the U.S. since October. But with 3,500 beds, the proposed Abraham Lincoln Transitional Lodge southeast of El Paso would be far larger than other shelters. One that recently opened in McAllen holds about 1,000 children. The lodge’s marketing director, Charles McGuire, tells the Houston Chronicle that the principal backers of the bid previously have invested in housing for oil workers in Texas. The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services is reviewing the proposal.
Texas Couple Gives Forgotten Flag to Marine’s Mom
HUMBLE (AP) — A couple who discovered a tribute flag for a fallen Marine at a Texas flea market has presented it to his mother, more than nine years after he was killed in Iraq. Lanie and Walter Brown gave the flag Saturday to Patsy Maciel before a small crowd gathered at the grave of Lance Cpl. Fred Maciel in the northern Houston suburb of Humble. The Browns bought the flag for $5 after finding it tucked away earlier this month in the corner of a flea market in Hemphill, about 170 miles from Houston. The flag has about two dozen messages written by other marines for Maciel, who was 20 when he died in a helicopter crash. Patsy Maciel didn’t know of the flag’s existence until contacted by the Browns on Facebook.
Baylor Football Stadium to Offer Premium Food Fare
WACO (AP) — Baylor University’s $260 million football stadium will have plenty of amenities when it opens next month and among them are nearly 250 checkout lines, with some serving premium foods like seafood po’boys and a variety of bacon-wrapped concoctions. The Waco Tribune-Herald reports the food vendor for McLane Stadium, Savor, has been working since January to develop a premium menu that includes barbecue, Cajun, Italian and other more expensive offerings. Standard stadium fare, such as $4 hot dogs and $5 hamburgers, will be available. But fans wanting a po’boy will pay $8 and they’ll shell out $7 for a barbecue sandwich. Grabbing a bite should prove quicker with the hundreds of checkout lines at both fixed and mobile concession stands. The former stadium, Floyd Casey, had 54 checkout lines.
Jaso has 3 RBIs as A’s beat Rangers 9-3
It doesn’t matter to John Jaso whether he’s Oakland’s leadoff batter, as long as he’s playing. For the Athletics, he’s extremely important at the top of the order, especially with Coco Crisp hurting.
Jaso drove in three runs Sunday night, helping Scott Kazmir and Oakland beat the Texas Rangers 9-3. The A’s catcher had a run-scoring single during a five-run second inning and added a two-run double in the fifth.
“I like (leadoff) because I’m in the lineup,” Jaso said. “I don’t care where.”
Manager Bob Melvin said Crisp, who has led off in 69 of the Athletics’ 105 games, was going back to Oakland to be examined by the doctors who have been treating a recurring neck injury.
“When Coco’s out, we certainly need a guy against right-handers,” Melvin said. “(Jaso) takes a lot of pitches, and he can be aggressive.”
Jaso was leading off for the 15th time this season and has had at least one hit each game while batting .380 (19 for 50) in that role. He entered the game with an overall .360 on-base percentage.
The Athletics’ first three batters — Jaso, Stephen Vogt and Yoenis Cespedes — each had a double and a single, and Josh Reddick added three singles.
Kazmir (12-3) moved into a tie for the American League lead in wins while allowing seven hits in five innings. He walked two and struck out two. Read more …
Jones and Ozuna lead Marlins over Astros 4-2
Before leaving for a seven-game trip last on July 18, the Miami Marlins had won just once in their previous seven games.
What a difference a week made.
Garrett Jones and Marcell Ozuna homered to lead the Marlins over the Houston Astros 4-2 Sunday to complete a three game sweep and a 6-1 trip.
It’s the first time they’ve ever swept in Houston and was their first series sweep since beating the Rays in consecutive two-game series from June 2-5.
“It feels good that we were able to come in here and not have a letdown after a great series in Atlanta,” Miami manager Mike Redmond said. “I think that’s probably the biggest thing. We did what we needed to do to win, and that’s a good feeling out there right now.”
Jones’ homer capped a three-run first for the Marlins, and Ozuna padded the lead with his solo shot in the sixth. Read more …
Johnson injures hamstring again
By Todd Archer | ESPNDallas.com
OXNARD, Calif. — Once again Matt Johnson was unable to make it through a training camp practice because of a hamstring injury.
Johnson has been beset by hamstring injuries since being drafted in the fourth round of the 2012 draft. He missed most of his rookie season with recurring hamstring injuries. He missed most of the offseason program in the spring with a hamstring injury. He has yet to play in a regular-season game.
“You hate it for Matt,” executive vice president Stephen Jones said. “He’s done everything right. … I’m sure no one is more frustrated than him.”
The severity of the injury is not known. He got hurt in team pursuit drills in the early part of Sunday’s practice. He immediately grabbed his leg and was checked out by an athletic trainer before heading inside for the day.
Johnson wasn’t the only injury. Defensive tackle Terrell McClain left early with an ankle sprain. DeVonte Holloman was having dehydration issues. Linebacker Will Smith (groin) and offensive lineman Darius Morris (hamstring) did not practice.
The Cowboys have their first off-day of training camp on Monday.
Cowboys hope Beasley can help out Bryant
By Tim MacMahon | ESPNDallas.com
Follow reporter Todd Archer’s live updates from training camp in Oxnard, California.
The Cowboys plan to give Beasley every opportunity to prove he can make plays as an outside receiver. It’s not just about expanding the role of a receiver who emerged as a significant contributor in his second NFL season, catching 39 passes for 368 yards and two touchdowns. If Beasley can do more than just play in the slot, it opens up possibilities for the Cowboys coaches to create mismatches with their most dangerous weapon.
For the first few seasons of his NFL career, the Cowboys featured Dez Bryant solely as the X receiver, keeping his role as simple as possible. They moved him around some last season, and he’s mentally prepared for much more of that entering his fifth year, often working out of the slot in three-receiver sets with Beasley outside.
“I think there’s really no limit on what we can do with him, and I believe that,” receivers coach Derek Dooley said. “We started moving him around last year, and that’s the only way to continue to get him the production that he needs to get because defensive coordinators are too good. If they know where he’s going to be, it’s going to be a long Sunday.
“So the sky’s the limit. It’s a matter of repping. To your point, moving him into the slot, we’ve got to figure out what Cole’s role is, so that’s what we’re working through right now.” Read more …
McClain jumps right back in at Cowboys’ camp
By Tim MacMahon | ESPNDallas.com
OXNARD, Calif. — Linebacker Rolando McClain got thrown right into the fire in his return from retirement.
There was no acclimation period for McClain, the 25-year-old former eighth overall pick who sat out last season and missed the first two practices of the Dallas Cowboys’ training camp to attend his trial on two misdemeanor charges in Alabama. He put on the pads Saturday afternoon and got to thumping.
In fact, McClain hit a little too hard on his first rep of team drills, tackling running back Lance Dunbar to the ground, something that isn’t supposed to happen in practice.
The 6-foot-4, 259-pound McClain worked as the second-team middle linebacker but will have every opportunity to win the starting job with Sean Lee out for the season. McClain displayed the talent on that snap that made the Cowboys decide he’s worth the risk despite his red flags. He shed a block by tight end James Hanna and stuffed Dunbar for a short loss.
“I was glad to see him,” owner/general manager Jerry Jones said. “I was impressed that they put him right in. I really thought they might ease him in, might need to since he hadn’t had OTAs, hadn’t had the kind of drills. The deal with him, and because of the issue retiring, what you want to see is what you were seeing when he wasn’t in the drill. He was back over there, his body language was great.” Read more …
Jerry Jones on Romo: ‘Tony threw it well’
By Todd Archer | ESPNDallas.com
OXNARD, Calif. – Tony Romo ’s first full-pads practice of Dallas Cowboys training camp came off without a hitch Saturday.
It was Romo’s first extended action since undergoing back surgery last December after he was kept out of competitive drills in the spring. Romo did not take part in Friday’s afternoon workout in which the offense did not go against the defense so he could gear up for his first 11-on-11 action.
“I thought Tony threw it well,” owner and general manager Jerry Jones said after the practice.
To start the practice, Romo went through his normal limited work in noncompetitive drills. He did not go through individual drills. He threw five passes in one-on-one drills between wide receivers and cornerbacks, throwing only to Dez Bryant and Terrance Williams.
His first live action (or as close to it as it can be in a training camp session) came when he took snaps from center in running drills. He completed 7-of-8 passes in seven-on-seven drills and went 2-of-4 in team drills.
“We’ve got to make sure that he’s throwing to Dez and Terrance and really getting good, quality work,” coach Jason Garrett said, “and the other guys are getting the chance to throw to the other guys in the drills.” Read more …
Strong offseason fueling Brandon Weeden
By Todd Archer | ESPNDallas.com
IRVING, Texas – Brandon Weeden’s bid to be the Dallas Cowboys’ No. 2 quarterback in 2014 got a lot easier when the club decided to release Kyle Orton.
Barring something unforeseen, Weeden, who signed a two-year deal in the offseason, will be Tony Romo’s backup. But Weeden does not look at the move as “weight off my shoulders.”
“Given the situation Kyle has been in in previous years in Dallas, he’s been the backup quarterback, so I think if he was there it would be one more obstacle I would have to kind of hurdle,” Weeden said. “But at the same time I can’t really get wrapped up in putting all of my attention on that. I need to do what I did in the [organized team activities] and continue to play well and get better. I think hopefully things will work out that way regardless.”
The Cowboys felt confident enough to jettison Orton, who skipped the entire offseason program and minicamp, in part because of what Weeden did in the spring. With Romo recovering from back surgery and being kept out of competitive drills and Orton missing, Weeden took all of the first-team snaps.
“I think the reps I got in the OTAs were kind of irreplaceable,” Weeden said. “If I was in a situation where God forbid something happened to Tony and I’m asked to play, those are the guys I’m going to battle with, so those reps I got were invaluable. I know I won’t get many of those in [training] camp, but fortunately I had 12 practices where I was able to get out with those guys. Now it’s, ‘Let’s get to work.’ I’m ready to get to California and get things rolling.”
Orton had the same benefit last year of taking all of the offseason snaps in 2013 as Romo recovered from surgery to remove a cyst from his back. When Romo hurt his back in Week 16 against the Washington Redskins, he was able to step into the season finale against the Philadelphia Eagles and play well. He completed 30 of 46 passes for 358 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions, but a late turnover sealed the Cowboys’ loss.
“[Gavin] Escobar and [Jason] Witten are two totally different players. Dez [Bryant] and Terrance [Williams] are two totally different players,” Weeden said. “You kind of learn what certain guys’ strengths are and little nuances of what they do. That’s the thing more than anything. You kind of get a feel for what Dez likes on fades and all that stuff a certain way where Terrance might like it another way. You’ve got to learn what each guy likes. When you’re with so many new guys it takes time. You always want more time, but it’s nice to have the reps I did get there to get a head start.”
You Tell Me Texas by Paul Gleiser
Many of us got allergy shots as kids or take allergy shots as adults. Aside from the discomfort of getting a shot, there is also the inconvenience of having to visit a doctor’s office or clinic. There is now an alternative to taking allergy immunotherapy by injection. The U.T. Health Science Center at Tyler’s Dr. Jonathan Buttram discusses a safe alternative to allergy shots in this post to HealthConnection.TV. Go to: http://www.uthealth.org/healthconnection/
Today in History
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