A ban in effect before Roe v. Wade cannot be used, as threatened last week by Attorney General Ken Paxton, according to a judge’s ruling Tuesday. However, the stopgap measure will, at most, extend abortion access in the state for two months.
Opening statements are expected to start Tuesday morning at the Lubbock County Courthouse in the capital murder trial of David Hampton. He’s accused of robbing 79-year old Celestino Rodriguez, beating him to death and leaving him in a field in 2019.
Showers and storms are expected to move into the area early Tuesday and continue to move east to southeast over the South Plains. There is a potential for one-half to one inch amounts of rain from some storms on Tuesday.