A New Mexico man convicted for a drug-fueled triple murder in San Antonio in 1993 is scheduled to be executed on Wednesday. He would be the first Texas inmate to be put to death under Gov. Greg Abbott, who was sworn into office on Tuesday.
Gov. Rick Perry on Monday ensured that BP will not be able to take backa $5 million grant that sat unused – and seemingly forgotten – for years after the company gave it to Texas followingthe 2010Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill.
In one of his last acts as governor, Perry announced he was sending $4 million to two Texas university consortiums that will research offshore energy exploration, oil spill prevention and coastal restoration.
After more than a decade with Rick Perry and David Dewhurst at the helm, Texas on Tuesday welcomes – with music, dancing and (literally) tons of barbecue – Greg Abbott and Dan Patrick to the offices of governor and lieutenant governor.
With a new Texas legislative session underway and incoming state leaders indicating a desire to repeal the Texas Dream Act, supporters of the law are gearing up for a renewed fight to keep it in place.