Texas News: Texas Governor Greg Abbott Appoints Jeffrey D. Jacobs To Sabine River Authority Board Of Directors

AUSTIN, TX – Texas Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Jeffrey D. “Jeff” Jacobs to the Sabine River Authority of Texas Board of Directors for term set to expire on July 6, 2019.  The purpose of the Sabine River Authority is to conserve, store, control, preserve, utilize and distribute the storm and flood waters and the … Continue reading Texas News: Texas Governor Greg Abbott Appoints Jeffrey D. Jacobs To Sabine River Authority Board Of Directors

SEOUL, South Korea | Global stocks mixed; Chinese markets rally

SEOUL, South Korea— Global stock markets were mixed Thursday with European stocks trading lower after Chinese markets finished with sharp gains. Traders focused on the latest developments in the trade dispute between the United States and China, as oil prices resumed their decline. KEEPING SCORE: Britain’s FTSE 100 fell 0.6 percent in early trading to … Continue reading SEOUL, South Korea | Global stocks mixed; Chinese markets rally

HARARE, Zimbabwe | Zimbabwean opposition official Biti deported from Zambia

HARARE, Zimbabwe — Senior Zimbabwean opposition official Tendai Biti has been deported from Zambia in defiance of a court order after being refused asylum, his Zambian lawyer said Thursday, as fears grew about a government crackdown after Zimbabwe’s disputed election. Zambian border guards handed Biti to Zimbabwean authorities on Thursday morning despite the Zambian court … Continue reading HARARE, Zimbabwe | Zimbabwean opposition official Biti deported from Zambia

Texas News: Attorney General Ken Paxton Asks U.S. District Court for Nationwide Injunction to Phase Out the Unlawful Obama-Era DACA Program

AUSTIN, TX – Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton yesterday asked a U.S. District Court for a nationwide injunction to stop the federal government from issuing or renewing any additional permits under the unlawful Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program while Texas’ multistate coalition lawsuit is pending and to ultimately set the program aside … Continue reading Texas News: Attorney General Ken Paxton Asks U.S. District Court for Nationwide Injunction to Phase Out the Unlawful Obama-Era DACA Program

ALGECIRAS, Spain | Spain takes more African migrants despite signs of tension

ALGECIRAS, Spain  — A rescue boat carrying 87 African migrants who were saved in the Mediterranean Sea docked Thursday at the southern Spanish port of Algeciras, but without the welcome offered to previous groups as the political mood in Spain began showing signs of tension about a spike in migrant arrivals. The boat operated by … Continue reading ALGECIRAS, Spain | Spain takes more African migrants despite signs of tension

Florida News: Florida Governor Rick Scott Provides an Additional $400,000 to Lee County to Clean Local Waterways

TALLAHASSEE, FL – Tuesday, Florida Governor Rick Scott announced that the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is providing an additional $400,000 to Lee County to clean up impacts related to red tide, for a total of $1.1 million in grant funding.  Under the direction of the emergency order issued by Governor Scott last month, … Continue reading Florida News: Florida Governor Rick Scott Provides an Additional $400,000 to Lee County to Clean Local Waterways

Rite Aid, Albertsons call off merger deal

Drugstore chain Rite Aid and grocer Albertsons say they have called off their merger deal. Rite Aid CEO John Standley said in a statement late Wednesday that after hearing the views of shareholders, Rite Aid is “committed to moving forward and executing our strategic plan as a standalone company.” As a result, a special meeting … Continue reading Rite Aid, Albertsons call off merger deal