Posted: Sep 14, 2013 2:30 AM
Updated: Sep 14, 2013 2:31 AM
HOUSTON (AP) Governor Rick Perry has received a lifetime achievement honor from Texas Right-to-Life. The anti-abortion activist group honored Perry at their annual dinner in Houston on Friday. Attorney General Greg Abbott also appeared and addressed the gathering. Texas Right-to-Life is celebrating its 40th year fighting to outlaw abortion.
DRIPPING SPRINGS, Texas (AP) Three people were killed and one was injured critically when the pickup truck in which they were riding slammed into a car at a Hill Country intersection near Austin. The Texas Department of Public Safety says the crash happened about 1:30 p.m. yesterday along U.S. 290, six miles east of Dripping Springs and 17 miles west of Austin.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) The former owner of nine Austin nightclubs has been sentenced to three years in prison and must pay $2.5 million in restitution following his conviction for tax fraud. Forty-one-year-old Hussein Ali Yassine is already serving 12 years after being convicted on money laundering charges. U.S. District Judge Sam Sparks on Friday ruled that Yassine's new punishment will run consecutively with his current sentence.
HOUSTON (AP) Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Incorporated says the number of rigs actively exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. increased one this week to 1,768. The Houston-based company said in its weekly report yesterday that Texas gained 12 rigs, while Oklahoma lost six rigs, and New Mexico shut down four.