Posted: Oct 5, 2013 5:30 AM
Updated: Oct 5, 2013 5:31 AM
HOUSTON (AP) The government shutdown has hit hard in Houston, the hometown of Sen. Ted Cruz, the tea party firebrand who helped spark the shutdown. Cruz has remained a hero to many conservative activists. And even some now going without paychecks in Houston because of furloughs say they are willing to stick with Cruz.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Texas Governor Rick Perry says President Barack Obama and congressional Democrats are to blame for the standoff in Washington that has led to a partial government shutdown. The Republican, who is considering a 2016 White House run, made his remarks yesterday to reporters at a California Republican Party convention in Anaheim.
WEST, Texas (AP) The local nonprofit group coordinating aid for residents of West estimates assistance to individuals is falling short by $30 million. State and federal money to the damaged town north of Waco is helping rebuild roads, schools and meet other needs. But the West Long-Term Recovery Center said Thursday that sufficient aid is lacking for residents whose homes were damaged or destroyed by the deadly April explosion of a fertilizer plant.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) A judge has granted a motion to suppress evidence in the case of a Texas man charged in Mississippi with transporting people who were in the country illegally. Armando Alvarado was pulled over on Interstate 20 in Rankin County, Mississippi in August 2012. His lawyer argued in Jackson, Mississippi court the stop was illegal and any evidence and statements should be thrown out.