Posted: Nov 2, 2013 2:30 AM
Updated: Nov 2, 2013 2:31 AM
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Rescue personnel have recovered the body of a woman and her infant child, both of whom were swept from her vehicle during flash floods in the Austin area. Travis County sheriff's spokesman Roger Wade says 31-year-old Josefina Rodriguez and her 8-month-old son were found dead yesterday afternoon. Their deaths bring to four the number of people killed by the Central Texas flooding since Thursday.
EL PASO, Texas (AP) Federal officials in Texas have released five immigrant protesters who surrendered in September to U.S. authorities at the border with Mexico. The five released yesterday evening had crossed the border illegally and surrendered to protest federal immigration policies. Hours earlier, a judge in El Paso denied requests for asylum by two immigrant protesters. Eight of the immigrant protesters remain detained, seven of them having been denied asylum and the other awaiting parole.
MCALLEN, Texas (AP) Military balloons are returning to the skies over the South Texas border as U.S. Customs and Border Protection tests the old-school surveillance platform for a second straight year. The aerostats, similar to World War Two-era barrage balloons, will be tethered in Penitas (pehn-YEE'-tahs) near the Rio Grande.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Oracle is expanding its Austin operations, investing $5.4 million and creating 200 jobs. The business software maker is opening an additional office in the capital city. To seal the deal, Gov. Rick Perry announced yesterday that Oracle will get $1 million from the Texas Enterprise Fund.