Posted: Oct 26, 2013 2:30 AM
Updated: Oct 26, 2013 2:31 AM
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius has promised to review the performance of contractors who helped build a foundering website intended to help people buy health insurance. Sebelius said yesterday in Austin she would make sure taxpayers got their money's worth from the private companies contracted to build HealthCare DOT gov.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) An ongoing Texas House impeachment hearing of University of Texas System Regent Wallace Hall could change how the University of Texas System board of regents handles public information requests. A House panel is investigating Hall's possible impeachment. Some lawmakers have accused him of misusing his authority to try to force out Austin campus President Bill Powers. Some officials have said Hall's clashes with Powers have been politically motivated.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) An ex-Texas soldier who blamed post-traumatic stress disorder for sexually assaulting a 3-year-old boy has been sentenced to 30 years in federal prison. The San Antonio Express-News reports former Army Sergeant Wade Allen Perkins acknowledged to authorities that he coerced his girlfriend, also a former soldier, into sex acts with the child. The abuse happened while the soldiers were at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston.
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) A man has been sentenced to nearly 12 years in prison for three bank and credit union robberies in West Texas in late 2012 and early this year. Forty-two-year-old Jeffrey Hensley of Lubbock pleaded guilty in July to three counts of bank robbery and credit union robbery.