Posted: Jan 4, 2014 2:30 AM
Updated: Jan 4, 2014 2:32 AM
DALLAS (AP) Susan G. Komen for the Cure saw a drop of 22 percent in contributions in the year following the controversy over its decision, quickly reversed, to stop giving grants to Planned Parenthood for breast cancer screenings. Citing audited financial statements posted on its website this week, a spokeswoman for the Dallas-based breast cancer charity said contributions including donations and corporate sponsorships dropped from about $164 million from the fiscal year ending in March 2012 to $128 million in the year ending March 2013.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Court documents show that doctors at two more Texas abortion clinics have received hospital admitting privileges allowing them to continue providing abortions. The San Antonio Express-News reports that doctors at Whole Woman's Health in San Antonio and the Abortion Advantage clinic in Dallas recently acquired the credentials.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Outgoing Texas Secretary of State John Steen has been given a five-year term on the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. Governor Rick Perry announced the appointment yesterday. Steen served as the state's chief elections officer for one year before announcing last month that he would step down.
EL PASO, Texas (AP) A federal judge has sentenced a former West Texas county judge and a local businessman who pleaded guilty to public corruption charges to four years in prison each. Anthony Cobos, was the highest administrative official in El Paso between 2007 and 2010. He pleaded guilty in September to taking bribes from local businessman Lorenzo Aguilar.