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HOUSTON (AP) - President Donald Trump's campaign office has announced it will host a rally at NRG Arena in Houston to "expand" Republican majorities in Congress, but doesn't specifically mention Texas Sen. Ted Cruz. The campaign office says the event takes place Oct. 22 at the 8,000-seat convention hall. Trump is slated to headline the rally.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - A judge is allowing another week for the parents of a 9-year-old Texas girl on life support to find a new facility for the child, who has been declared brain-dead. State District Judge Melody Wilkinson on Monday extended her order that Cook Children's Medical Center in Fort Worth keep Payton Summons on life support until 6 p.m. on Oct. 22. Doctors at the hospital had wanted to remove the girl from life support.
LEWISVILLE, Texas (AP) - Management for rapper Yella Beezy says he remains hospitalized after being shot while driving on a highway in Texas. Police told The Dallas Morning News that the rapper, whose real name is Deandre Conway, was driving early Sunday on the Sam Rayburn Tollway in Lewisville when someone in a vehicle pulled up next to him and opened fire. He was struck three times. Police said he was discharged from the hospital Monday. However, his management told the newspaper later that he remains hospitalized.
ANSON, Texas (AP) - A Texas inmate has been convicted of capital murder in the slaying of a female prison guard. A Jones County jury deliberated for less than three hours Monday before finding 24-year-old Dillion Compton guilty in the death of Mari Johnson. Prosecutors will seek the death penalty when the penalty phase of Compton's trial begins Tuesday morning. Johnson's body was found in 2016 in a storage room at the Robertson prison unit in Abilene. Prosecutors say she suffered blunt force trauma.
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