Here are things to know for Wednesday, Oct. 28:
1. Family of man killed by girlfriend’s ex-husband struggling to cope with his death
The family of a Missouri City man who deputies say was killed by his girlfriend’s ex-husband Monday said they urged him last week to end his relationship. Now, Martez Hurt’s family is heading to Texas from Washington, D.C. to retrieve his body.
“I can’t believe it,” said Marlene Hurt-Ikem, Hurt’s aunt. “Martez [was} my baby.”
Her 28-year-old nephew Martez Hurt was gunned down in his car Monday morning outside his girlfriend’s Sienna home by her ex-husband, police said. Matthew Jacobs, 32, has been charged with Hurt’s murder.
2. Texas counties will only be allowed one drop-off location for mail-in ballots, state Supreme Court rules
In what’s expected to be the final ruling on the matter, the Texas Supreme Court has upheld Gov. Greg Abbott’s order limiting Texas counties to only one drop-off location for voters to hand deliver their absentee ballots during the pandemic.