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Governor Perry signs order to create task force on infectious disease preparedness

On Monday, Texas Governor Rick Perry signed an executive order to create a state task force to help deal with infectious diseases like Ebola.

Texas Workforce Commission launches veteran and industry partnership

The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) today announced the launch of the Veteran and Industry Partnership (VIP), an initiative to create jobs for veterans and supply a skilled and ready workforce for some of the state’s most high-demand ind

Coast Guard, good Samaritans rescue 5 from overturned boat near Aransas Pass

The Coast Guard and good Samaritans rescued five people from an overturned boat 1 mile south of the Aransas Pass bridge Saturday.

Brother-in-law to former Tamaulipas governor indicted in money laundering scheme

Oscar Gomez Guerra, 43, has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Corpus Christi on charges of conspiring to launder monetary instruments and aiding and abetting the operation of an unlicensed money transmitting business, announced U.S.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers seize $500K in fake goods

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working at the Houston/Galveston seaport seized over 200 counterfeit handbags and nearly 50 packages of plastic building blocks, Sept.

Texas Department of Agriculture awarded $1.9M federal grant for agriculture production

Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples today announced the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) has secured and awarded more than $1.9 million in federal funding to promote and develop Texas-grown specialty crops.

143 tons of trash removed from Texas beaches

A total of 9,318 volunteers picked up more than 143 tons of trash off Texas Beaches Saturday, making the 28th annual Adopt-A-Beach Fall Cleanup — the biggest beach cleanup in the nation — a smashing success.

Ebola: Family isolated

(NBC News) The family of the first patient diagnosed with Ebola in the United States has been ordered to stay isolated inside their apartment for the next 18 days.

Laredo Border Patrol agent charged with harboring illegal aliens

According to U.S Attorney Kenneth Magidson, U.S. Border Patrol agent and resident of Laredo, Roberto Cantu Rodriguez is charged in a two-count indictment for harboring and concealing illegal aliens.

Girl missing since 2002 found in Mexico back in Texas

Sabrina Allen has been missing since she was allegedly abducted by her non-custodial mother in 2002. Sabrina and her mother, Dara Llorens were found in Mexico and brought back to the United States Tuesday.

Governor Perry plans Dallas news conference on Ebola case

Gov. Rick Perry has scheduled a news conference at a Dallas hospital where a man with the first case of Ebola diagnosed in the U.S. remains in isolation.

Single mom stunned by a nearly $8,000 water bill

No one likes getting bills in the mail, but a Houston woman says she was shocked to get a water bill for nearly $8,000. She claims it's not her responsibility, but the city is saying pay up, Drew Karedes has the story.

REPORT: CDC confirms first Ebola case diagnosed in U.S. in Dallas

A patient being treated at a Dallas, Texas, hospital is the first case of Ebola virus diagnosed in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, according to CNN.

TWC launches high demand job training program

The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) today announced the launch of the High Demand Job Training Program, a $1 million program to support collaborations between Workforce Solutions partners and local economic development councils (EDCs) to creat