Statewide News

Texas man executed for killing firefighter

Convicted Port Arthur serial killer Elroy Chester was pronounced dead at 7:04 p.m. Wednesday in Huntsville, Texas at the Walls Prison Unit.

Gov. Perry signs 'Merry Christmas' bill, stands up for religious freedom

Gov. Rick Perry today signed House Bill 308, which allows public school students and staff to use traditional holiday greetings and display religious scenes and symbols on school property. The governor was joined by bill author Rep.

TX boy receives backlash for Nat'l Anthem performance at NBA Finals

10-year-old Sebastien De La Cruz was a hit tuesday night as he sang the national anthem at the NBA Finals. But, he has since faced internet backlash with people making comments about his race.

Gunman still on loose after southwest Houston shooting

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; A running dispute sparked a shooting that left a man dead outside a southwest Houston strip shopping center, officials said.

Perry adds abortion, juvenile justice to special session

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; for the second time in as many days, Gov.

Wood County woman sentenced 12 years for drug trafficking violations

A Wood County woman is sentenced for drug trafficking violations. Denise Marie Meeks, 37, has been sentenced to federal prison for drug trafficking violations in East Texas.

Spurs 113, Heat 77: A vulgar display of power

As Cornbread Maxwell noted after Boston destroyed the Lakers in Game 1 of the 1985 Finals, basketball isn’t backgammon. You don’t get extra credit for margin of victory.

REPORT: FEMA refuses to provide aid to West, Texas after plant explosion

Media reports are stating Governor Rick Perry received a letter from the Federal Emergency Management Agency saying they are not going to provide money to assist in rebuilding a Central Texas town that was ripped apart by a fertilizer plant exp

Gov. Perry adds abortion, juvenile capital felony issues to 'Special Session' call

Gov. Rick Perry today expanded the special session call to include: Legislation relating to the regulation of abortion procedures, providers and facilities.

2 ETX men sentenced to prison for meth trafficking

Two men have been sentenced to federal prison for drug trafficking violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales today.