Posted: Jul 14, 2013 2:30 AM
Updated: Jul 14, 2013 2:31 AM
HOUSTON (AP) Texas abortion providers fear stringent restrictions passed by the Legislature could force all but five of the state's clinics to close, possibly leaving only a handful of facilities across the vast state. The legislation passed early yesterday allows abortions only in surgical centers and bans abortions after 20 weeks unless the woman's life is in imminent danger.
WEST, Texas (AP) Governor Rick Perry told about 400 people in the town still reeling from a fertilizer plant explosion three months ago that the state will work to help rebuild West. Texans "will not give up on you," Perry said yesterday at the West Disaster Benefit Czech Dinner and Dance. The event benefits the West Long-Term Recovery Fund, which is raising money and gathering volunteers to help with the rebuilding of the town.
HOUSTON (AP) The Houston Chronicle is reporting that sources say that at least one stolen electronic file containing social security numbers and other data on thousands of current and former Harris County employees was found in Vietnam by the FBI. County sources spoke under condition of anonymity to the paper this weekend.
ODESSA, Texas (AP) Officials are investigating an early morning fire at a mobile home in Odessa that killed one person. The Odessa American reported yesterday that no one else was in the home at the time of the blaze. Identification of the person who died is pending autopsy results.