Statewide News

Credit education: An important ingredient for homeownership

(StatePoint) There's a good reason why many people dream of owning a home. Homeownership offers benefits such as stable monthly payments and the opportunity to establish a sense of community.

TX flooding puts buses and trains out of service

Severe flooding swept through Harris County on Saturday. Heavy rain and hail made it difficult for people to travel on the roads. The National Weather Service issued severe weather warnings for the Houston area.

Texas governor demands apology over newspaper's plant blast cartoon

Texas Gov. Rick Perry is demanding an apology from a California newspaper that published a cartoon that seemed to link his push for less regulations to the recent fertilizer plant explosion that killed 14.

Mother's Day: Great tech gift ideas for modern moms

(StatePoint) You may not think your mom is "cool," but is she hip when it comes to technology? If you have a tech savvy mom, skip the order on the flower bouquet and treat her right this Mother's Day with the latest gear.

Fishing stocking makes sport available near you

Catfish stockings will take place every two weeks through the summer and fall except during August, when high water temperatures may limit fish survival.

Skip the Trip, Renew Driver License Online Before Summer Rush

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is encouraging residents to beat the summer rush at driver license offices across the state by renewing their license or identification card early or online.

Texas parents reminded to pay child support

County Sheriff Kenneth Hammack has arrested 11 Polk County parents who violated court orders requiring them to pay child support. Today's sweep was conducted in conjunction with the Texas Attorney General's Child Support Division.

Texans should take look at individual water use habits

In an ongoing effort toward solving Texas 'critical water crisis, Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples, along with the Texas Senate, announced the passage of Senate Resolution 593 honoring the statewide impact and success of the Texas Wate

Special enforcement periods keep Texas roads safer

Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) troopers made more than 1,000 DWI arrests during a Spring Break special enforcement period this year.

VIDEO: President George W. Bush Presidential Library celebration

Hundreds gathered in Dallas on Thursday to witness the dedication of the George W. Bush Presidential Library. After the dedication, the crowd was entertained with music and a spectacular fireworks show.