By by Alexa Ura and Jim Malewitz, The Texas Tribune
Following a grand jury indictment of Gov. Rick Perry on charges of abuse of power and coercion, Texas Democrats on Friday jumped to paint the longest-serving governor of the state as the standard-bearer for a corrupt party.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry vowed Saturday to fight charges that he abused his power by trying to pressure a district attorney to resign, saying in a televised news conference the indictment was politically motivated.
The new Hybrid Cardiovascular Operating Room at Del Sol Medical Center officially opened Friday.
The hospital said the new $3.5 million state-of-the-art facility will give patients faster, and less invasive, treatment.
Thousands of local students are getting a big back to school gift.
Today, students from the Bel-Air and Hanks High School JROTC programs spent the afternoon stuffing 2,500 backpacks with school supplies.