Posted: Dec 21, 2012 4:26 AM
Updated: Dec 21, 2012 4:26 AM
WACO, Texas (AP) A federal judge in Waco is getting ready to hear arguments today on whether federal health officials should be allowed to cut off funding to Texas' Women's Health Program because of a battle over abortion. Texas lawyers want the judge to issue a preliminary injunction that would stop federal authorities from pulling Medicaid funding for the state program.
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) A Mexican national was sentenced to nearly five years in federal prison for human smuggling that led to the death of a man in South Texas. Authorities say 20-year-old Modesto Aguilar-Hernandez admitted he led a sheriff's deputy on a high-speed chase in Kleberg County while transporting 13 illegal immigrants to Houston in a pickup truck.
HOUSTON (AP) Officials with Princess Cruises say more than 100 passengers and crew got a stomach virus while sailing on one of its ships. The illness struck during a 20-day Venetian cruise that's set to end tomorrow in Galveston.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) A posh resort in Texas' Hill Country is filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. The owners of the Stablewood Springs Resort west of Kerrville are also trying to get extra financing to remain in operation.