TEXAS DI­GEST

Austin American-Statesman - - METRO & STATE - From wire re­ports

A white school su­per­in­ten­dent who posted on­line, “You can’t count on a black quar­ter­back,” in ref­er­ence to Hous­ton Tex­ans quar­ter­back De­shaun Wat­son, has re­signed.

In a let­ter Sat­ur­day to the Onalaska school board, Lynn Red­den said his com­ment posted ear­lier in the week on the Hous­ton Chron­i­cle’s Face­book page was “wrong and in­ap­pro­pri­ate.”

He also apol­o­gized to Wat­son, and pointed out that Wat­son could have crit­i­cized him for his com­ment but in­stead “chose peace and pos­i­tiv­ity.”

Red­den had crit­i­cized Wat­son for let­ting the clock run down be­fore com­plet­ing a pass in a 20-17 loss to the Ten­nessee Ti­tans last week.

Red­den’s com­ment prompted the school board to con­vene a spe­cial meet­ing Sat­ur­day. com­pa­nies in the U.S.

The com­pany says it was not at fault and told the news­pa­per its em­ploy­ees wake up each day “ded­i­cated to our mis­sion to keep peo­ple safe.”

Records show that one di­vi­sion of the com­pany, At­mos Mid-Tex, has re­ceived more than 2,000 ci­ta­tions al­leg­ing vi­o­la­tions of pipe­line safety rules over the past decade. That’s more than other large op­er­a­tors in Texas.

Fed­eral au­thor­i­ties say a for­mer Peru­vian army sergeant ac­cused of in­volve­ment in the 1991 killing of 15 vil­lagers in his home coun­try has been cap­tured in San An­gelo.

U.S. Im­mi­gra­tion and Cus­toms En­force­ment said in a state­ment that agents ar­rested 48-year-old Den­nis Wil­fredo Pacheco-Zam­brano. A di­vi­sion of ICE that tracks hu­man rights vi­o­la­tors and war crim­i­nals pro­vided a tip that led agents to be­gin search­ing for Pacheco-Zam­brano in the area. He was taken into cus­tody last week.

ICE of­fi­cials say Pacheco-Zam­brano is wanted for par­tic­i­pat­ing in a mil­i­tary op­er­a­tion in Santa Bar­bara, Peru, that in­volved the tor­ture, rape and killing of vil­lagers. ICE says the in­ci­dent be­came known as the Santa Bar­bara Mas­sacre.

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