Posted: Mar 2, 2013 2:31 AM
Updated: Mar 2, 2013 2:31 AM
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) The Defense Department says automatic government spending cuts could see military operations in Texas lose at least $1.7 billion before the end of the fiscal year. In a Friday letter to Governor Rick Perry, the department said the Army would lose $233 million in base operations funding across Texas. That includes cuts at Fort Bliss, Fort Hood and Fort Sam Houston.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) State authorities say they found no violations at a Fort Worth agency that processed a West Texas family's adoption of a Russian boy who later died. Texas Department of Family and Protective Services spokesman Patrick Crimmins said yesterday that an investigation of the Gladney Center for Adoption showed the agency followed state rules in the adoption of 3-year-old Max Shatto. The boy died January 21st outside his family's home in Gardendale, near Odessa.
EL PASO, Texas (AP) A man wanted on aggravated robbery charges in Michigan has been killed after fleeing and shooting at police officers and a federal agent in El Paso. The man's identity was not released after the altercation in West Texas yesterday.
BASTROP, Texas (AP) A grand jury has indicted the former director of a Central Texas housing authority who's accused of diverting more than $200,000 in taxpayer money to family members. State authorities say 62-year-old Brenda Schroeder is charged with felony theft by a public servant, submitting fraudulent credit applications and engaging in organized criminal activity.