Posted: Jul 8, 2012 2:31 AM
Updated: Jul 8, 2012 2:31 AM
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Texas Democratic Party Chairman Gilberto Hinojosa figures 70 percent of Texans should be inclined to vote for his party's candidates. In an Associated Press interview he lists the party's traditional supporters and their percentage of the population: Hispanics are 40 percent, African Americans are 15 percent and progressive whites add at least another 15 percent. But he admits the Democrats problem is the majority of those people are not voting for anyone.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) The U.S. Border Patrol says agents opened fire along the Rio Grande after being pelted by rocks and having a gun pointed in their direction. Border Patrol spokesman Henry Mendiola says no agents were injured in the incident yesterday near Brownsville. He did not know if anyone else was hurt. The Mexican government has been notified.
RICHARDSON, Texas (AP) Officials say two construction workers are dead after a crane collapsed on the University of Texas at Dallas campus. A message posted on the school's website said the accident happened yesterday afternoon while the crane was being dismantled. University spokeswoman Katherine Morales said she had no further details Saturday.
CAMILLA, Texas (AP) Authorities say the body of a 6-year-old boy who disappeared on a family fishing trip on the Trinity River has been found. Search teams found the Harris County boy yesterday about 20 yards from where his family lost sight of him a day earlier at Lake Livingston.