Interim Sheriff Named, Tax Re-vote, Cop's Murder Conviction: Your Tuesday Evening Roundup

Good evening. Here are some stories you may have missed today.Do you want to get this roundup via email? Sign up for our newsletters here.Dallas County gets first black sheriff with interim appointment of Marian BrownDallas County commissioners on Tuesday appointed Marian Brown to be interim sheriff, making her the county's first black sheriff.Brown, 52, a Democrat who is running for the office, was Sheriff Lupe Valdez's third-in-command and recommended choice for successor. Valdez will remain technically the sheriff until Brown is sworn in at midnight on Jan. 1. Brown will serve as interim sheriff until voters elect a new sheriff in November.Valdez, who was the nation's first Hispanic lesbian sheriff, said she recruited Brown to her executive staff after seeing a photograph of her and wanting to know more about the black female chief, a rarity in law enforcement.Elections: Black voters powered Democrats' Senate win in Alabama. Would same strategy work in Texas?In the running: The man who sued Texas to overturn the state's ban on gay marriage will run for Senate as a Democrat, vying for the seat that represents much of Collin County.  Continue reading...

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