DALLAS (AP) - A blast of arctic air is headed for Texas, promising days of subfreezing temperatures and wintry precipitation. The National Weather Service forecasts up to 5 inches of snow accumulation Thursday and Friday in the Texas Panhandle and up to 4 inches of snow in the South Plains.
HOUSTON (AP) - Prosecutors say the getaway driver in a 2009 Houston armored car robbery in which a guard was shot has been sentenced to five years in prison. A federal judge in Houston on Wednesday sentenced 30-year-old Hendrick Dwayne Lynn of Houston. Prosecutors say Lynn was part of the August 2009 attempted robbery of an ATM and a November 2009 holdup of a Loomis US truck.
HOUSTON (AP) - A juvenile has been charged after a small fire broke out at a mall department store and one person was hurt. Houston Fire Department officials say one person was treated for smoke inhalation following the blaze Wednesday afternoon at Northwest Mall, which was evacuated. Store surveillance video shows a boy moving near a clothing display area then leaving as smoke and fire were detected.
HOUSTON (AP) - A former Houston banker has been sentenced to three years in prison for stealing $340,000 from accounts he opened using the names of family and friends. A federal judge in Houston on Wednesday sentenced 39-year-old Shawn Nelson. The former executive at Members Choice Credit Union in June pleaded guilty to embezzlement. Nelson must also repay the money.
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