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Gas Prices and Nightly Roundup

By Staff Reports

Dallas, TX –

Gas Prices

Average gasoline prices in North Texas are steady in the latest AAA-Texas survey: $2.92 in Dallas, $2.91 in Fort Worth. But statewide, the average prices of a gallon of gasoline rose a penny. The most expensive gasoline is $2.95 in Texarkana. El Paso has the cheapest.

Arlington Police Start Fund For 11 Year Old

Arlington Police are rallying to help the 11 year old girl protected from a gunman by Arlington Police Officer Jillian Smith - killed in the line of duty. The Arlington Police Department and Police Association are coordinating the fund for Ciani Jennings to help with education costs, including college, and mental health services after the murder of Officer Smith and Ciani's mother, Kimberly Carter by Carter's ex boyfriend. Donations may be made through the Arlington Federal Credit Union.

TCU Rose Bowl Celebration

The Rose Bowl Champion TCU Horned Frogs will be honored Sunday January 16th on campus at Daniel-Meyer Coliseum. The stands will open at 2:30 for the 4pm "FREE" event. Everyone's encouraged to wear purple. Excluding the NFL, TCU's 21-19 victory over Wisconsin in the Rose Bowl was the most-watched event in ESPN and cable television history.

Congressman's Oath

An oops' for Dallas Republican Congressman Pete Sessions and a colleague from Pennsylvania today as Congress convened, swearing in members to a new session.

Both men were at a reception in the Capitol Visitors Center when other members took the oath. Sessions and Mike Fitzpatrick then proceeded to vote on items before it was noted that they apparently were not duly sworn in.

The House Rules Committee had to recess for an hour so Republicans could find a way to fix the problem. Apparently, the half-a-dozen votes the two took before taking the oath will be nullified.

Lawyers Say Stanford Not Competent

Two psychiatrists say former Texas billionaire R. Allen Stanford is NOT mentally competent to stand trial on charges he bilked investors out of 7 billion dollars in a Ponzi scheme. The presented their conclusions at a hearing in Houston federal court on whether to postpone Stanford's January 24th trial.

Defense attorneys say Stanford cannot assist them because of depression and a brain injury. They want a two-year delay. Prosecutors suggest Stanford may be faking it.