News archive from 11 September 2017, page 2

Abbott awards 'Star of Texas' to recognize fallen officers, firefighters

Abbott awards 'Star of Texas' to recognize fallen officers, firefighters

AUSTIN — It's the honor no one wants. Dozens of law enforcement, fire, citizens, citizens and EMS workers or their families accepted the Star of Texas award at the state Capitol for the public service that took their lives or irreversibly change...

Chron, 16:09 in Politics
 

Volkswagen, Mercedes-Benz launch electric cars: 'anything Tesla can do, we can do better'

Skip in SkipxEmbed xShare CLOSE The new version of VW's famous bus, called the I.D. Buzz, is fully-electric. German automakers Volkswagen Group and Daimler on Monday announced ambitious new plans to make long-range electric vehicles in a rapidly...

 

How one freelancer took a 'green' turn and is helping the environment

Strong convictions precede great actions, and sometimes, they precede a really cool business. Brion Hurley was just another member of Corporate America before his care for our planet got the better of him. Leaving his job, Brion found a way to align...

 

Mayor seeks temporary property tax hike for Harvey recovery

Mayor Sylvester Turner will ask City Council to approve an 8.9 percent hike in the city's property tax rate this fall to help Houston recover from Hurricane Harvey. Turner's proposal, which will begin with a series a public hearings later this month...

Chron, 16:46 in Politics
 
Mexico rescinds offer to help Harvey relief efforts

Mexico rescinds offer to help Harvey relief efforts

AUSTIN — Mexico has yanked its offer to send aid to Texas, saying it has its own natural disasters to take care of.  The Mexican government announced Monday it would rescind its offer to help Texas clean up after Hurricane Harvey due to an earthquake...

Chron, 16:46 in Politics
 

Nearly 50 in Kingman must explain why they didn't show for jury duty

Nearly 50 people have been ordered to appear before a Mohave County judge on Sept. 21 to explain why they shouldn't be found to be in contempt of court for failing to appear for jury duty. The Kingman Daily Miner reports that Superior Court Judge...

 

Report: Cardinals signing former ASU standout D.J. Foster off Patriots' practice squad

Skip in SkipxEmbed xShare CLOSEWATCH THE LATEST CARDINALS AND NFL VIDEOS FROM AZCENTRAL SPORTS David Johnson seeking a second opinion on wrist injury | 0:42Arizona Cardinals coach Bruce Arians discusses David Johnson's wrist injury. By Rob...

AZCentral, 17:13 in Sport
 

Game day: Diamondbacks' Zack Greinke gets start against streaking Rockies

Skip in SkipxEmbed xShare CLOSEWATCH THE LATEST VIDEOS FROM THE DIAMONDBACKS AND THE MLB Robbie Ray on his outing vs. Padres | 1:06Diamondbacks lefty Robbie Ray's pitch count got a little high early but he still managed to go six strong innings...

AZCentral, 18:00 in Sport
 

Diamondbacks' J.D. Martinez continues to impress, earns MLB player of week award

Skip in SkipxEmbed xShare CLOSEWATCH THE LATEST VIDEOS FROM THE DIAMONDBACKS AND THE MLB Robbie Ray on his outing vs. Padres | 1:06Diamondbacks lefty Robbie Ray's pitch count got a little high early but he still managed to go six strong innings...

AZCentral, 18:00 in Sport
 
Fresh from Harvey, Texas rescue teams prepare to respond to Irma in Florida

Fresh from Harvey, Texas rescue teams prepare to respond to Irma in Florida

AUSTIN -- Texas is still in full recovery mode from the historic flooding and damage brought on by Hurricane Harvey, but that isn't stopping the Lone Star State from readying teams to send to Florida to help with the response to Hurricane Irma....

Chron, 18:25 in Politics
 

Gov. Ducey gets word of his opponents' school-voucher referendum win

Skip in SkipxEmbed xShare CLOSETHE GAGGLE: TALKING POLITICS EVERY WEEK WITH THE AZCENTRAL.COM TEAM The Gaggle: State school vouchers, DACA and Hurricane Harvey relief | 4:41The Republic's political team on Sep. 6, 2017, discusses Arizona's...

 
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