Posted: Oct 13, 2013 2:30 AM
Updated: Oct 13, 2013 2:31 AM
UNDATED (AP) The Xerox Corporation said last night that access to food stamp systems had been restored in 17 states that were affected by a temporary outage. People in Ohio, Michigan and Texas were unable to use food stamp debit-style cards for hours on Saturday. Xerox said a routine test of backup systems resulted in a temporary system failure.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) The University of Texas is mulling a plan that would cut about 500 jobs by consolidating finance, personnel, information technology and purchasing functions. The Austin American Statesman reported yesterday that university officials said the plan would save money and increase efficiency.
BRENHAM, Texas (AP) A Washington County Sheriff's Office jailer has been indicted on official oppression charges for assaulting an inmate. Washington County Sheriff Otto Hanak said in a statement yesterday that a grand jury indicted jailer Christopher Kulow. The case stems from an August 26th complaint filed by an inmate at the Washington County jail who said Kulow assaulted him.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) A longtime Fort Worth city councilman and former chair of the North Central Texas Regional Transportation Council is the new president of the Texas Municipal League. The Fort Worth Star Telegram reported yesterday that Jungus Jordan plans to focus on the infrastructure needs in Texas cities. He will emphasize transportation as cities across Texas prepare for the 2015 legislative session. Jordan was sworn in Friday, after a term as president-elect.