Posted: Mar 1, 2013 6:00 AM
Updated: Mar 1, 2013 6:00 AM
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) Six South Texas residents are set to appear at detention hearings today after authorities seized more than 58,000 counterfeit DVDs and CDs. The Corpus Christi residents are among seven people who are facing copyright infringement and intellectual property theft charges for selling the fake movies and music.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Austin's ban on single-use plastic bags takes effect today. Retailers won't be allowed to use the thin paper or plastic bags because of environmental concerns. Instead, retailers will only be allowed to offer thicker plastic and paper bags with handles that can be reused.
DALLAS (AP) A 50-year-old Arlington woman was sentenced to more than five years in prison for holding seminars that taught people how to commit mortgage fraud. Patience Jackson also has to repay $2.8 million after she pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) American Airlines' parent company earned $44 million in January, reversing last January's $234 million loss. Executives at Fort Worth-based AMR Corporation say half the turnaround can be attributed to lower labor costs. The carrier eliminated thousands of jobs and negotiated new union contracts.