Posted: Jun 10, 2014 3:46 PM
Updated: Jun 10, 2014 3:46 PM
FALFURRIAS, Texas (AP) U.S. Border Patrol agents have rescued four immigrants lost for days on rugged ranchlands without food or water in South Texas. The Border Patrol says the group was found Monday near Falfurrias (fal-FYOO'-ree-uhs) by a search-and-rescue team after crossing the border illegally and wandering the rural terrain for four days. Someone in the group finally called 911.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) A national advocacy group has filed a class-action, federal civil rights lawsuit against Texas, alleging that Hispanic English language learners aren't receiving adequate instruction in high schools across the state. The League of United Latin American Citizens argues Texas is violating the Equal Educational Opportunities Act of 1974. That says no state can deny students educational opportunities by failing to "take appropriate action to overcome language barriers that impede equal participation" in instructional programs.
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) Former General Motors Co. CEO Edward Whitacre Jr. and his wife have donated $15 million to his alma mater, Texas Tech University. The gift is meant for graduate student fellowships. Whitacre, who's also chairman emeritus of Dallas-based AT&T Inc., received his bachelor's degree in industrial engineering from Texas Tech.
HOUSTON (AP) Investigators are trying to find the mother of a nine-year-old girl found dead in a Houston apartment. Police say neighbors were concerned because they hadn't seen the child for months. An autopsy has been ordered.