Statewide News

Great tips to turn kids into regular readers

(StatePoint) With all the gizmos, gadgets and electronic media available these days, it can be tough for parents to get kids to sit down with good old-fashioned books.

Boy Scouts recruiting volunteers to reforest campground

The Boy Scouts of America are recruiting volunteers to help reforest a popular campground that was devastated by wildfire over Labor Day weekend in 2011.

When should you call the pediatrician?

(StatePoint) For parents of newborns, those first months can be exciting, challenging and even a little frightening.

Driver license Mega Center now open in Fort Worth

The ribbon has been cut at the new DPS Driver License Mega Center in Fort Worth. The office, which will increase driver license capacity in the Metroplex area, is officially open to the public.

Smart tips for your tax refund

(StatePoint) Like any sudden in-flow of cash, your tax refund presents an opportunity to spend your money wisely or foolishly.

TX bill to limit junk food bought with food stamps

Some folks in Texas may soon be limited on how much junk food they can purchase.

Panel cancels testimony on cancer agency

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; Scheduled legislative appearances by two former top officials of the state cancer-fighting agency were canceled Wednesday because investigators looking into improprieties raised concerns the testimony could g

Despite Reforms, Some Elected Officials Still Lobby

Ten years ago, the Texas Legislature passed laws to clamp down on lawmakers lobbying state agencies on behalf of private clients.

MISSING: TX woman not seen for several days after walking off alone in NOLA

A Houston woman has been missing for several days after she went off alone in New Orleans. We’re told she has a medical condition and is in need of medication.

Most Wanted Sex Offender arrested in El Paso

Juan Alfredo Gandarilla, 43, a Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offender, is now in custody after being arrested in El Paso Monday night by U.S. Customs and Border Protection at the Bridge of the Americas.