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Cold front that will move thru SE Texas Monday afternoon and evening now located near the Arklatex. The front will move thru the area Monday afternoon and evening with scattered storms possible especially as it approaches I-10. The sea breeze may help ignite a few storms as well as it merges with the front south of I-10 late Monday. Much drier ...
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.