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By: Robert Price
The family of a young father murdered late last year is making a new push to find his killer.
23-year-old Anthony Maldonado was found shot to death at the Doral Club Apartments off Culebra in November.
Tamara Maldonado says she thinks about her younger brother Anthony every day.
"I dream about him every day."
More than eight months since his death, Maldonado's family is now passing out fliers around town, putting his case back in the spotlight.
"We just have to take matters in our own hands, because we feel like we're not getting any feedback at all," said Maldonado.
"We don't know what's going on,” said girlfriend Abigail Martinez. “Nobody has said anything to us."
Last December, Maldonado's girlfriend Abigail told us she was holding out hope for a quick arrest.
"A lot of people say, when you find out who did this, you're going to be very surprised," Martinez said at the time.
Months later, still no one is in custody.
"As the days go by it gets harder,” says Martinez now. “It gets a lot harder. I mean, he's not here anymore."
It was Abigail who found her boyfriend inside their Northwest side apartment, shot in the back of the head. Police say there was no forced entry, no sign of a struggle, and their 42-inch flat screen Vizio TV and Xbox 360 were missing.
"His life was taken from him,” said Maldonado. “He was murdered. You know, he was murdered in his home. The baby’s things were there in the room. I mean, no remorse at all."
Baby Janay was just four months old at the time of her dad's murder. Last month, she turned one.
"She's getting very big,” said Martinez, smiling. “And she reminds me a lot of him."
That's her motivation to keep going, Martinez says. The Maldonado family won't let people forget about Anthony.
"Please help us find justice for his murder, so that our hearts may be at peace," Maldonado said, reading from the flier.
"Somebody took him from us, and justice needs to be served,” Martinez said through tears. “They're not going to get away with what they've done.”
If you know anything, call Crime Stoppers at 224-STOP.
Texas House mulls new district for failing schools
May 21, 2013 08:12 GMT
By WILL WEISSERT Associated Press
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- The Texas House is considering a proposal that would create special districts operated by turnaround experts to improve struggling schools.
The bill by Dallas Democratic Sen. Royce West cleared the Senate May 1.
The House will likely vote on it on Tuesday -- but has proposed enough changes to send its version to conference committee to be reconciled with what the Senate passed.
The measure would allow the state education commissioner to transfer a school into a new statewide "achievement district" for rigorous overhaul after two consecutive years of low student test scores.
Also up for House consideration is a proposal modifying how teachers are evaluated statewide. As originally filed, the bill tied evaluations to student test scores, drawing criticism.
But the latest version of the bill drops that provision.
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