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  • Obama plans to attend Fort Hood service Wednesday

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A White House aide says President Barack Obama plans to attend a memorial service Wednesday at Fort Hood — the site of last week's shooting rampage. A Fort Hood spokesman confirms there will be a remembrance ceremony that day, and presidential adviser Dan Pfeiffer tells...

  • Texarkana awarded $7,700 grant to attract business

    TEXARKANA, Ark. (AP) — Texarkana will receive a $7,700 grant from the state to develop sites in the Maxwell Industrial Park. The Texarkana Gazette reported ( ) Thursday the grant, awarded through the Arkansas General Improvement Fund, will support an environmental study and...

  • Fort Hood gunman's attack mystifies hometown

    GUAYANILLA, Puerto Rico (AP) — He grew up in Puerto Rico and played percussion in his high school band. He spent a decade working as a police officer and serving in the National Guard, part of that time as a peacekeeper in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula. And then he joined the U.S. Army. That was...

  • Experts: Texas lags in venture capital investment

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas is not getting its share of venture capital investment, but experts disagreed Thursday on how to remedy the problem. Texas accounts for 9 percent of U.S. economic activity, according the Dallas Federal Reserve, but the state attracts only 5 percent of venture...

  • White House: More must be done to help veterans after Fort Hood shooting

    White House press secretary Jay Carney said that President Obama's thoughts were with the families of those killed in a mass shooting at Fort Hood military base and said more must be done to help veterans returning from the nation's wars.

  • John Boehner: Keep guns from mentally ill

    House Speaker John Boehner, reacting to the Fort Hood shooting, said he believes gun laws should prohibit those with mental illness from buying firearms. “There's no question that those with mental health issues should be prevented from owning weapons or being able to purchase weapons,"...

  • Obama 'heartbroken' over another shooting at Fort Hood

    President Obama late Wednesday received updates on the shooting at Ford Hood, Texas, and said he was “heartbroken” over the second episode of mass violence at the military base in recent years.

  • Officials: 4 dead, 16 injured in Fort Hood shooting

    At least three military personnel remain in critical condition after a gunman at Fort Hood killed three people and wounded 16 others before committing suicide. A spokesman for Scott & White Memorial Hospital in Temple on Thursday said three patients are critical and six are listed as serious.

  • President Obama being updated on possible Fort Hood shooting

    President Obama is receiving updates on a possible shooting at Fort Hood military base in Texas, the White House said Wednesday afternoon. "The president has been informed of reports of a shooting at Fort Hood,” said deputy press secretary Josh Earnest, who is traveling with the president in...

  • Second suit filed challenging Texas' new abortion law

    Another federal lawsuit has been filed challenging new provisions in Texas' tough restrictions on abortion.

  • Texas SC justices hold financial edge over Democratic challengers

    AUSTIN, Texas (Legal Newsline) – A heated primary battle may have given the incumbent Texas Supreme Court justices up for re-election a financial edge, or at least a head start, over their Democratic challengers. William Moody, an El Paso district judge who previously ran for the Texas...

  • Greg Abbott shifts to schools in Texas governor's race

    Republican Greg Abbott is ready to shift the Texas governor's race back to education — but not over classroom spending cuts.

  • Major Texas liquor store chain reports data breach

    HOUSTON (AP) — One of the biggest Texas liquor store chains has reported a security breach that exposed personal information of customers at some of its smaller stores. The Houston-based Spec's chain said in a Friday statement that the breach exposed data from Oct. 31, 2012, through March 20,...

  • Earthquakes lead Texas agency to hire seismologist

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A key state agency has hired a seismologist, part of an effort to tackle a sudden increase in earthquakes in areas of Texas with significant oil and gas drilling activities. The Texas Railroad Commission, which regulates drilling statewide, announced Friday that it had...

  • Sorry, Wendy Davis, but 5th Circuit says abortion law is constitutional

    A three-judge panel for the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld the controversial anti-abortion law that gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis filibustered last year. All three judges are women, by the way, which kind of takes away the whole "war on women" argument.

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