Posted: Feb 22, 2013 3:45 PM
Updated: Feb 22, 2013 3:46 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) Governor Rick Perry is reiterating in a visit to Washington that he won't expand Medicaid services in his state. He says expanding the program will "bankrupt" the state and federal authorities are not allowing Texas the flexibility to modify the program.
WASHINGTON (AP) The Pentagon has grounded its entire fleet of Fort Worth-built F-35 fighter jets after discovering a cracked engine blade. The problem was found during what the Pentagon called a routine inspection of an Air Force version of the F-35. Other versions of the Lockheed Martin aircraft are flown by the Navy and the Marine Corps. All versions were grounded today.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) The iconic "Victory or Death" letter from the commander of the Alamo has returned for the first time since it was carried away on horseback at the start of the famous siege in 1836. A police motorcycle escort yesterday afternoon led a box truck from Austin to San Antonio, bringing the historic letter to the front of the Alamo grounds. The yellowing, single-page letter will be on display for 13 days in a specially built cabinet.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) A former Texas Capitol staffer has received a suspended sentence a day after being convicted of a 2011 hit-and-run that left a pedestrian dead. Jurors today recommended 25-year-old Gabrielle Nestande (nes-TAND'-ee) receive a suspended 10-year sentence and be issued a $10,000 fine.