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San Antonio Police are asking for help solving a cold case murder.
36-year-old Freddie Ybarra was gunned down on West Mulberry five years ago.
Police say he was found face down in the road and they have no known witnesses.
Ybarra's sister still has his ashes on display on her apartment.
She says her family won't bury him until there's an arrest in the case.
"We just can't until we find out who did it and why they did it,” said sister Veronica Ybarra. “And then we can lay him down to rest."
Crime Stoppers is offering a five-thousand dollar reward for information leading to an arrest.
If you know anything about the murder of Freddie Ybarra, call 224-STOP.
Judge to hear new evidence in school finance case
June 19, 2013 16:20 GMT
By WILL WEISSERT Associated Press
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- The judge in Texas' sweeping school finance case says he will hear new evidence based on the Legislature's recent restoring of about $3.4 billion in funding to classrooms.
State District Judge John Dietz presided over months of testimony, then ruled in February that how Texas funds schools is inadequate and inequitable.
But his decision was based on lawmakers' 2011 cuts of $5.4 billion from public education. The Legislature has now approved a new state budget restoring $3.4 billion of that.
Dietz said the case will return to trial in January to hear six weeks of testimony on what the new funding means.
More than 600 school districts sued following the 2011 cuts, arguing they were unconstitutional. The districts still say more money won't fix flaws in the overall school-funding formula.
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