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Top Morning Stories February 22, 2011

The Pedernales Electric Cooperative announced a new CEO on Monday.
Logo courtesy of the PEC.
The Pedernales Electric Cooperative announced a new CEO on Monday.

The PEC Hires New CEO

The Pedernales Electric Cooperative has a new CEO.  The Board Monday named R.B. Sloan, Jr. of Virginia to run the Co-op.  PEC says Sloan has worked in the utility industry for nearly 40 years.  He'll take over on March 6th.   Former PEC chief Bennie Fuelberg was sentenced to jail time earlier this month after being convicted of felony theft, money laundering and misappropriation of fiduciary property. 

Former TYC Official Acquitted in Sex Abuse Trial

A jury in Lubbock has acquitted a former Texas Youth Commission official who was accused of sexually abusing inmates.  The jury Monday found John Paul Hernandez not guilty on all charges.  He was the principal of the West Texas State School in Pyote.  The Associated Pressreports Hernandez testified that the former inmates lied to investigators.

Horns Fall in AP Basketball Poll

UT’s ranked fifth in the latest Associated Press men’s college basketball poll.  That’s down two spots from last week.  Duke moved up to the number one spot. The Horns suffered a 70-67 loss to Nebraska on Saturday.  Tonight, Texas takes on Iowa State at the Erwin Center at 7 p.m.