FORT WORTH (AP) – Fort Worth police say officers responding to a shooting call found two people dead in the driveway of a home, and a suspect has been detained. The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports that police found the two dead early Sunday morning. A woman calling police told a dispatcher someone had been shot outside of a home. Sgt. Marc Povero says a male suspect was detained at the scene. Police say six shots were fired. Police have not yet released a motive.
FORT WORTH (AP) – Fort Worth police say a 51-year-old man accused of choking a woman opened fire on police before he surrendered. Police say Larry Trees was arrested Saturday on two counts of attempted capital murder of a peace officer and assault bodily injury of a family member. He was being held Sunday in Mansfield jail on $65,000 bond.
CORPUS CHRISTI (AP) – A man has been convicted of manslaughter in the punching death of a man in a Corpus Christi strip club parking lot three years ago. A Nueces County jury found 46-year-old Mark Booker guilty of manslaughter Friday in the death of 45-year-old Jeffry Schexnider. The punishment phase of his trial begins Monday. Booker faces up to 20 years in prison. Police have said that after a disturbance between Booker and Schexnider started inside the club in November 2013, employees asked them to leave.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) – Officials say two people were taken to the hospital with minor injuries and two floors of a downtown San Antonio hotel were evacuated after a fire erupted during a wedding banquet. San Antonio Police Department Sgt. Bryan Patten tells the San Antonio Express-News that the fire started Saturday night on the second floor in the Sheraton Gunter hotel. San Antonio Fire Department Capt. Craig Balter says a cooking stove caught fire during the banquet, producing heavy smoke.
BRUCEVILLE-EDDY (AP) – Two people are dead after their SUV veered into oncoming traffic on a rural road southwest of Waco. A man and woman from Belton were traveling toward Bruceville-Eddy on Friday afternoon when their SUV crossed the center line and struck an oncoming pickup truck.
AUSTIN (AP) – Records reviewed by The Associated Press show some arrests along the Texas border labeled as “high threat” include drunken drivers and child-support dodgers. The state’s Department of Public Safety in 2015 classified more than 1,800 highway patrol arrests near the border as “high threat,” meaning people who pose a “serious public safety or homeland security threat.” But the AP’s analysis found low-level drug offenders and hit-and-runs were lumped in with suspected killers and human traffickers.
AUSTIN (AP) – School leaders in Austin are seeking ways to end racial disparities so significant that in more than half of city schools black and Hispanic children make up at least 90 percent of the student body. District trustees say busing students across town or altering boundaries won’t be considered. The Austin American-Statesman reports that one idea is to place popular academic programs in schools that have high percentages of students who are poor, black or Latino. The argument is that more middle-class and white students would transfer to them.