Posted: Dec 20, 2012 4:29 AM
Updated: Dec 20, 2012 4:29 AM
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) The state's beleaguered $3 billion cancer-fighting effort will face another round of scrutiny from lawmakers today. State budget writers will hold a hearing about the embattled Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas.
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) One person died and at least 17 others were injured yesterday afternoon in a series of accidents that took place as a violent West Texas dust storm forced authorities to close a portion of Interstate 27. Almost two dozen vehicles were involved in a series of chain-reaction crashes south of Abernathy.
HARROLD, Texas (AP) Lawmakers in at least five states are considering measures to let teachers and administrators carry firearms at schools. But they already do at a remote rural Texas community near the Oklahoma border. The only school in Harrold is half an hour from the nearest sheriff's office and school officials say allowing some staff to carry concealed weapons is a better solution than hiring a security guard.
BOSTON (AP) Businesses are bracing for the possible walkout of more than 14,000 workers that could close 15 ports from Massachusetts to Texas. The latest talks between shipping companies and dockworkers broke down this week, less than two weeks before the contract expires.