DALLAS (AP) - The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for Central and North Texas. The advisory today by the weather service could be expanded to include East Texas as a storm system moves east across the state. Severe thunderstorms are anticipated in some areas. The NWS has issued the tornado watch until 7 p.m.
MOORE, Okla. (AP) - Walmart says it is pledging $1 million for the recovery from the tornado that devastated Moore, and it is sending workers from Texas and other states to the affected areas so members of Oklahoma crews can be with their families. The Bentonville, Ark.-based company made the announcement today and also is sending truckloads of food, water and other basic items.
HOUSTON (AP) - A man accused of vandalizing a 1929 Pablo Picasso painting in an act that was caught on cellphone video has pleaded guilty in exchange for a 2-year prison sentence. Uriel Landeros had faced felony graffiti and criminal mischief charges accusing him of spray-painting "Woman in a Red Armchair" at the Menil Collection in Houston. Landeros' attorney says her client pleaded guilty to the graffiti charge as part of a deal with prosecutors. The other charge was dropped.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The Texas Senate has approved a plan to give property tax relief to the spouses of military members killed in combat. Today's Senate vote will put the idea to voters statewide in November.
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