Posted: Apr 30, 2014 2:30 AM
Updated: Apr 30, 2014 2:31 AM
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Texas Governor Rick Perry is hitting the road to tout his state as America's best place to do business. Perry scored a big win when Toyota announced it was moving its U.S. headquarters from California to Texas. Perry's expected to tie Texas' job growth to his low-tax, low-regulation approach as governor if he seeks the presidency again in 2016.
EL PASO, Texas (AP) Governor Rick Perry says a financial services company will receive a $1.15 million investment from the Texas Enterprise Fund to create 300 jobs at an information technology support and contact center in West Texas. Perry's office says Prudential Financial will hire veterans or their relatives at the new center in El Paso. The TEF has invested more than $560 million to attract 74,800 jobs.
McALLEN, Texas (AP) A federal grand jury has returned a new indictment against a South Texas man who federal prosecutors say is linked to the hacking collective Anonymous. The grand jury in McAllen returned a superseding indictment yesterday that adds new attempted computer-hacking charges to those already faced by Fidel Salinas. It also accuses him of 18 counts of cyberstalking.
McALLEN, Texas (AP) A federal judge has sentenced a former South Texas law enforcement officer convicted of federal drug charges in McAllen to 10 years in prison. Former Hidalgo County sheriff's deputy Jorge Garza was the first of nine former lawmen to be sentenced. The men used their authority to steal drugs and sell them to traffickers.