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Homeland funds doled out amid talk of attack plot

Texas Gov. Rick Perry announced Tuesday the distribution of $84.2 million in federal grant money for homeland security, while downplaying reports that al-Qaida might be plotting an attack in Texas. Harris and six surrounding counties and 48 cities in the Houston area have been notified that they will receive some portion of the the money to beef up security in their areas. Harris County received the largest portion. “These funds will let us be better prepared for whatever happens,” said County Judge Robert Eckels. The state was first notified about the potential threat by the Department of Homeland Security on Friday, but it had “not been determined to be credible,” said Gene Acuna, the governor’s spokesman. Full Story

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