For the victims' families and those wounded in the Fort Hood shooting rampage, news that the suspect will face a military trial and the death penalty came as no surprise.
This April 9, 2010 file photo provided by the Bell County Sheriffs Department, shows U.S. Maj. Nidal Hasan at the San Antonio to Bell County Jail in Belton, Texas. Fort Hood's commanding general announced Wednesday, July 6, 2011, that Hasan, charged in the deadly Fort Hood rampage in Texas, will be court-martialed and face the death penalty. (AP Photo/Bell County Sheriffs Department, File)
Robert Pitman, a U.S. Magistrate Judge for the Western district of Texas, is the nominee for the Western district which spans from Austin to El Paso. He is a graduate of the UT School of Law and an adjunct law and Plan II professor.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry urged the U.S. attorney general to take action Wednesday against Americans who plan to take part in a pro-Palestinian protest by sailing to the Gaza Strip to challenge an Israeli naval blockade.
Much of Texas will have to go without the rockets’ red glare to illuminate the stars and stripes this Fourth of July because the sale and personal use of fireworks are banned in Travis and surrounding counties after dry conditions have increased the risk of wildfires.
As the 82nd legislative session wound down Tuesday and Wednesday, The Daily Texan’s William James Gerlich collected final thoughts from legislators and leadership on the successes and failures of the session.