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Race missing from County ballots
Voters in two counties didn't get a chance to vote in a judicial race Tuesday. The republican race for the 7th Court of Criminal Appeals wasn't on Ballots in Cochran or Collingsworth counties. John Schmidt is the republican party chairman for Cochran County. He said he didn't find out about the error until after noon Wednesday. When he called the state party to report the problem, Schmidt said it claimed full responsibility. For the full story, click here.
Coronavirus in Texas
The City of Houston has confirmed its first two cases of Coronavirus. Harris County reports the man and woman had both traveled overseas recently. No word on where they went or any details on their condition. A man in Fort Bend County was the first Texas with a positive result outside of evacuees from overseas. He had also just returned from a trip and did not contract the virus in Texas. The 70 year old self reported and is getting treatment in the hospital.
Texas expands COVID-19 testing
Texas has expanded its ability to test for the virus. There are 10 public health labs, like the one at the Reese Center, that can detect and confirm cases. The 9 others are spread throughout the state's larger cities. The Texas Tech Lab can test up to 10 patients a day. Once every lab is up and running, the state will be able to test more than 125 cases a day.
Man arrested for pharmacy robbery
A man is jailed, accused of robbing a Central Lubbock Pharmacy for narcotics. Police said Ryan Espinosa walked into the shop near 50th and University with a weapon and demanded pharmaceutical drugs. The pharmacist complied and police said Espinosa left. Police and A.T.F. agents found Espinosa at a home near 81st and Vernon, arrested him and searched the house. No report on what charges Espinosa faces.
Man to be confirmed to mental health facility
George Bradley III has been found not guilty of setting his mother on fire in 2011 by reason of insanity. Prosecutors and Bradley's Defense Attorneys have agreed he's mentally incompetent to stand trial. In May 2011, Bradley got into a fight with his mother, 69 year old Bertha Bradley and set her on fire. Police said he then ran to the Rise Academy Charter School's front office took hostages at knife point and tried to rape an employee. Bradley's mother died at the hospital two weeks later.
Bloomberg forming group to back democrats
Michael Bloomberg might be out of the presidential race, but he's keeping his fortune in the mix. The former Mayor of New York is forming a group to back democrats in the general election. Bloomberg is supporting former Vice President Joe Biden in the primary and will fund efforts to fight Senator Bernie Sanders from winning the democratic nomination. The name of his organization hasn't been released yet.
Elizabeth Warren ends her presidential campaign
Senator Elizabeth Warren is dropping out of the presidential race despite earlier assertions that she would stay in the race until the Democratic National Convention. It comes after Warren had a very poor showing on Super Tuesday. Warren came in third in Iowa, fourth in New Hampshire and Nevada, and a distant fifth in South Carolina.
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