Posted: Aug 31, 2012 4:56 PM
Updated: Aug 31, 2012 4:56 PM
FORT BLISS, Texas (AP) President Barack Obama says his administration is determined to help servicemen, veterans and their families with their economic and health care needs as they return to the nation they have served. Obama spoke at Fort Bliss in Texas today, on the second anniversary of the U.S. ending combat operations in Iraq.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Governor Rick Perry and his wife Anita are headed to Italy for an economic development mission. The governor's office says today that the Perrys will leave September 4th and return September 12th. Perry's office says no taxpayer dollars are being used for travel or accommodations.
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) Texas Tech men's basketball coach Billy Gillispie has been hospitalized for an undisclosed medical issue. An athletic department spokesman says the 52-year-old coach was admitted to University Medical Center in Lubbock early today. He declined to provide further details.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) A Texas Judge has ordered the Boy Scouts of America to produce secret files it keeps to prevent accused pedophiles from becoming employees of or volunteers for the organization. District Judge Martha Tanner in San Antonio issued the order Tuesday for the Boy Scouts to turn over all of its "ineligible volunteer" files created between 1985 and 2011 as part of a lawsuit. The Boy Scouts says its files aren't relevant to the suit.