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WHARTON — As jurors made its way Monday from the third-floor jury room to the second-floor district courtroom in the Wharton County Courthouse, murder defendant Robert Allen Satterfield stood and told 329th District Judge Randy Clapp he wanted to represent himself going forward.

While the District 26-4A girls basketball playoff picture is beginning to wrap up with two weeks remaining, there is still plenty to play for, with four teams vying for three spots.

Two local swimmers and two divers have qualified for the UIL Class 4A State Swimming and Diving tournament after competing in last weekend’s Region 3 meet at Houston Lamar High School.