It’s Cinco de Mayo! Which is not Mexican Independence Day (that’s September 16th) but the day celebrating an 1862 Mexican army victory over the French at the Battle of Puebla. Funny joke: Porque los Gringos celebran el Cinco de Mayo? Porque no pueden pronunciar el dieciséis de Septiembre.
- Missing Dallas woman Lisa Stone’s story will air on 48 Hours this Sunday. Her friends are making the local television rounds now.
- A Galveston area school bus driver has been charged with the sexual assault of an underage family member.
- A 19-year-old UT-San Antonio football recruit has been charged with what looks to be statutory rape–though even the DA says the relationship was consensual.
- A new Texas bill will shut down the Women’s Health Program, which provides Medicaid waivers to 90,000 low-income women, if Planned Parenthood sues to maintain its right to stay part of the plan.
- The Texas Tech women’s rodeo team is headed to nationals!
- A Milwaukee couple have been arrested in Dallas for kidnapping a woman and forcing her to work as a prostitute.
- KHOU in Houston wonders if Texas universities’ rape report numbers square with the national estimate of one in five college women raped on campus: guess what, they don’t. In fact, according to Texas A&M’s official numbers, absolutely no one was raped there last year.
- Insult to injury: the Texas cheerleader who was kicked off her squad because she wouldn’t cheer for her rapist has been ordered to pay $45,000 in legal fees.
- The UTHealth medical school in Houston is conducting a clinical trial to help pregnant women quit smoking.