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A slow warming trend will begin in our area over the weekend into early next week with dry weather expected. Our next chance for showers and thunderstorms will begin around Wednesday as the next cold front nears.
Mandatory sentence for 17-year-olds
KFDM News - The Texas Legislature has approved a mandatory sentence for 17-year-olds who commit capital crimes.
The new measure would give them life in prison with the possibility of parole after 40 years.
Seventeen-year-olds are considered adults in Texas, and the previous law mandated that those convicted of killing someone while committing a felony must spend their life in prison.
However, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that it was unconstitutional to sentence a minor to life in prison.
The bill is headed to the Gov. Rick Perry's desk for his signature.