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Controversial Republican Chairman's Tenure Ends in Travis County

Wearing his trademark jester hat, Rob Morrow spoke to reporters on Aug. 24, 2016, in Austin about no longer serving as Travis County GOP chairman. As he spoke, county party steering committee member Joe Pojman asked him to leave.
Wearing his trademark jester hat, Rob Morrow spoke to reporters on Aug. 24, 2016, in Austin about no longer serving as Travis County GOP chairman. As he spoke, county party steering committee member Joe Pojman asked him to leave.

The brief, zany tenure of Travis County GOP Chairman Robert Morrow came to an end Friday, as party officials made clear the conspiracy theorist abandoned his post by running for president and he accepted their conclusion without question.

Indicted Border Patrol Agent's Brother Strikes Deal in Beheading Case

Suspects (l-r) Aaron Rodriguez Medellin, Eduardo Luna Rodriguez and Joel Luna Rodriguez stand before District 107 Judge Benjamin Euresti on Thursday for their arraignment on murder charges.
Suspects (l-r) Aaron Rodriguez Medellin, Eduardo Luna Rodriguez and Joel Luna Rodriguez stand before District 107 Judge Benjamin Euresti on Thursday for their arraignment on murder charges.

The brother of a U.S. Border Patrol agent charged with capital murder in a gruesome beheading that authorities say was a Mexican cartel hit struck a surprise deal Thursday to cooperate with prosecutors in their case against his siblings and other defendants.