<![CDATA[NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth - Texas News]]> Copyright 2015 http://www.nbcdfw.com/feature/texas-news http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/NBC+5-KXAS+Logo+for+Google+News.png NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth http://www.nbcdfw.com en-us Mon, 03 Aug 2015 22:43:08 -0500 Mon, 03 Aug 2015 22:43:08 -0500 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Book Deal Boosts Cruz's Net Worth]]> Mon, 03 Aug 2015 17:07:32 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/AP_276030876953.jpg

A new financial disclosure from Texas Sen. Ted Cruz estimates the Republican presidential candidate is worth between $2 million and $4.5 million, aided by an advance of roughly $319,000 for his best-selling memoir.

Cruz's financial report shows his overall wealth changed little from his most recent disclosure, which Cruz filed in 2013 as a member of the Senate. The main change was that Cruz has paid down a mortgage valued from $250,000 to $500,000.

The financial reports provide estimates of dollar amounts in these wide ranges.

Cruz's disclosure said he received a payment of $318,750 in June 2014 for his book, "A Time for Truth." Cruz also reported making royalties as of July 30 of between $100,000 and $1 million on the book.

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<![CDATA[Feds: Action Taken to Fix Mistakenly Awarded Permits]]> Sat, 01 Aug 2015 13:34:14 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/judge_gavel_720.jpg

The U.S. Justice Department says problems have been fixed that led to about 2,100 work permits being mistakenly awarded under President Barack Obama's executive immigration action after a federal judge in Texas had put the plan on hold.

Prosecutors detailed the corrective action in court documents filed Friday in federal court in Brownsville, Texas.

U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen had threatened to hold Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson and other top immigration enforcement officials in contempt of court if the problems weren't fixed.

It was not immediately known whether Hanen still planned an Aug. 19 hearing to have Johnson and other officials explain the corrective action in person.

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<![CDATA[Collin Co. Grand Jury Hears AG Ken Paxton Case]]> Tue, 28 Jul 2015 17:38:43 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Ken+Paxton.jpg

A pair of special prosecutors left the Collin County Courthouse accompanied by two Texas Rangers just after 5 p.m. Tuesday after a grand jury heard evidence in the case against Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, according to a person familiar with the investigation.

The Rangers have been investigating whether Paxton, while an attorney in McKinney, improperly solicited clients for his friend, securities broker Frederick “Fritz” Mowery.

Paxton admitted he was not licensed at the time, which is a violation of securities law. Paxton signed a civil settlement with state regulators and paid a $1,000 fine.

Paxton has said he believed the settlement ended the matter.

The two special prosecutors in the case, Brian Wice and Kent Schaffer, were at the courthouse in McKinney on Tuesday.

Wice declined comment, and Schaffer could not be reached.

There was no indictment filed against Paxton.

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