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As expected heavy rains today especially parts of Jefferson and Orange Counties as deep tropical moisture continues to move north along with upper level disturbances. A break possible tonight before more storms again toward daybreak Sunday. True tropical air in place so some will be heavy once again early Sunday. Some drier air ...
Texas judge accused of choking his girlfriend
DALLAS (AP) -- A Dallas-based state district judge is free on $15,000 bond after he was arrested on assault and family violence charges for dragging his girlfriend by the hair, choking her and holding her against the edge of a balcony.
Carlos Raul Cortez, a civil court judge since 2006, posted bond after his arrest early Saturday.
Police reports say a 26-year-old woman told police the disturbance at his Dallas apartment began with a fight over medication belonging to a juvenile living there. Police reported seeing red marks on the woman's neck.
A home phone number for the Cortez, a Democrat, could not be located Saturday.
In September, Cortez received a Medal of Friendship from the Mongolian government for his involvement in a smuggling case where a dinosaur skeleton sale was halted.