AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Leaders of a Central Texas city have adopted a resolution barring landlords from summarily rejecting applicants who want to use federal vouchers to pay the rent. The Austin City Council voted in favor of the "source of income" measure involving housing complexes. Race, religion and gender are already banned as reasons for landlords to nix rental applications.
DALLAS (AP) - A gunman who pleaded guilty to five bank robberies in the Dallas area has been sentenced to 20 years in prison. Luis de la Garza pleaded guilty to five holdups that happened last year in Dallas, Grand Prairie, Farmers Branch, Arlington and Garland. He confessed to more than a dozen other bank holdups since 2010.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A judge has temporarily reinstated admitting privileges to two abortion providers at a Dallas hospital that had stripped the doctors of those rights. Dr. Lamar Robinson and Dr. Jasbir Ahluwalia had sued University General Hospital. Their lawsuit says they lost their privileges after a federal appeals court ruling upheld the constitutionality of the strict new state rules.
GALVESTON, Texas (AP) - A historic Roman Catholic church in Galveston closed since 2008 reopens this weekend. A restored St. Mary Cathedral-Basilica will officially re-open on Easter Sunday. It was damaged in 2008 by Hurricane Ike.
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