Statewide News

Homeowners: Five steps to avoid contractor fraud

(StatePoint) Each year, thousands of trusting homeowners hire contractors for home repairs or renovation projects. But for many, dreams of a remodeled kitchen, new roof or updated patio are dashed by contractor fraud.

Texas Transportation Department to fund air traffic control services

In an effort to ensure safety at 13 municipal airports in Texas, the Texas Department of Transportation today said it intends to fund continued service of air traffic controllers when federal funding goes away as a result of sequestration, or b

Nominate businesses that support employee volunteerism in public schools

Applications are now being accepted by the State Board of Education (SBOE) for the 2013 Employers for Education Excellence (EEE) Award.

Emergency unemployment insurance benefits deadline extended

The deadline for jobless Texans to qualify for emergency unemployment insurance benefits has been extended to Jan. 1, 2014. Federal legislation signed by President Barack Obama on Jan.

Safety Summit for employers and employees May 14-16 in Austin

The Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Workers' Compensation (TDI-DWC) will host the 17th Annual Workplace Safety and Health Conference, the Texas Safety Summit, from May 14-16, 2013 in Austin at the Doubletree Hotel Austin, located

Report whooping crane sightings to Parks and Wildlife

Wildlife officials are asking the public join Texas Parks and Wildlife Department's Texas Whooper Watch effort and watch for the endangered birds as they close out an unusual winter season in the state.

TX GIRL FIGHT: Pregnant woman rams rival "baby mama" with car

Houston police are investigating a hit and run involving two pregnant women. Police say the women were fighting over the man who is the father of both of their unborn children.

TX pastor blasts Victoria's Secret in open letter

Victoria's Secret is under fire from some parents over its new lingerie line. They feel the "Bright Young Things" collection is marketed to tweens.

Michigan's tie-in with the most famous two-step in Texas history

Michigan is playing at Cowboys Stadium in the NCAA Regional. Mac Engel has more on the Wolverines and their connection to the Lone Star State.

Mavericks lose their chance to shave

The Dallas Mavericks had refused to shave until they got to a break-even record. Thursday night they had their chance. They were hosting the Indiana Pacers.