Posted: Jul 24, 2014 2:31 AM
Updated: Jul 24, 2014 2:32 AM
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Texas Governor Rick Perry has distributed $205 million in taxpayer money to scores of technology startups. But a closer look at the Texas Emerging Technology Fund reveals that some of the businesses that received money are not what they seem. An Associated Press review of the program found that one of the companies actually operates in California.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) A legislative committee examining ways to better-protect children in Texas' foster care system is convening for the first time since two foster children drowned over July 4th weekend. The state's 17,000-child foster system has been under scrutiny since seven children in foster care died of abuse or neglect in fiscal year 2013. The hearing is the fifth of its kind this year on foster care and the Department of Family and Protective Services.
HOUSTON (AP) Harris County officials are delaying construction on a Houston housing project for homeless people living in a flood-prone area. A county court postponed demolition of a property where the non-profit Housing Corporation of Greater Houston plans to build. Officials say the project is expected to cost several million dollars more than when it was planned five years ago.
LA JOYA, Texas (AP) State health and law enforcement officials will testify today about human trafficking before a panel of state lawmakers in South Texas. Texas Department of Public Safety Director Steve McCraw and Dr. Kyle Janek are among those expected to appear before the Joint Interim Committee to Study Human Trafficking. Human trafficking concerns the movement of people for purposes of exploitation.