Posted: Aug 16, 2013 3:52 PM
Updated: Aug 16, 2013 3:53 PM
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Governor Rick Perry has made the first ever paid, full-time appointments to the overhauled Texas Water Development Board, including one plucked from his own staff. The three-member board announced today will oversee a historic restructuring of the state's water agency that was pummeled by scrutiny in the Texas Legislature over concerns of future water scarcity.
DALLAS (AP) The Teamsters are dropping a bid to replace another union and represent about 11,000 aircraft mechanics and other workers at American Airlines. The Teamsters said today they were pulling out because of a government lawsuit this week to block the merger of Fort Worth-based American Airlines and US Airways. The decision by the Teamsters is a win for the Transport Workers Union, which represents ground workers at American, the nation's third-biggest airline.
TYLER, Texas (AP) East Texas authorities say a third suspect has been arrested in the fatal shooting of a mother caught in gang crossfire while at a park with her 3-year-old son. Tyler police say 20-year-old Ke'Avier Wilson-Hurd was arrested and charged with murder today. He remains in the Smith County jail on $1 million bond this afternoon.
HOUSTON (AP) Federal prosecutors say 14 Army National Guard soldiers and recruiters have been charged in a scheme to obtain thousands of dollars in bonuses that are awarded for signing new recruits. Prosecutors said today the 14 people, some of whom are no longer serving, worked in the Houston and San Antonio areas.