Statewide News

Reward increased to $8,000 for violent Texas sex offender

The reward for Jeffrey Ortiz, 37, a Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offender and this month’s featured fugitive, has been increased to $8,000 for information leading to this capture if the tip comes in during the month of December.

Police chief on downtown Austin shooting: 'We were lucky'

The man who shot up downtown Austin last week had the words, "Let me die," written in marker on his chest, the city's police chief said Monday.

Police: South Texas woman arrested for DWI after driving without tire

 A Harlingen woman is under arrest for driving without a tire on Thanksgiving night. Harlingen police saw 38 year-old Maria Isabel Gloria driving a Jeep without its front driver side tire around 2 on Friday morning.

Customized caskets made for Texas children killed in mobile home fire

A small town is rallying around a family who lost five children in a house fire. One business owner is paying his respects , with a special gift to the family, Kevin Reece has the story.

University of Texas offers Beyonce, Rihanna feminism course

Beyonce takes center stage at the University of Texas Austin. This spring, students will be able to take a unique course featuring the superstar.

Bomb squad called in after Austin police shoot and kill gunman

The bomb squad is canvassing the area around where a gunman targeted three buildings -- including police headquarters -- early Friday in downtown Austin, Texas, before a police officer shot and killed him.

Hill Country town named most romantic in America

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; Texas lovers, listen up. According to CNN, we have here, right on our Lone Star doorstep, the most romantic small town in the United States.

Fort Bend officials arrest 9 in child pornography sting

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; authorities in Fort Bend County have arrested nine men in connection with an online child pornography sting.

Austin police searching for motive in Friday shooting rampage

Police in Austin, Texas are trying to figure out why a gunman went on a rampage in the heart of the city's downtown district.

Texas woman watched 280 executions

 Starting in 2001, Michelle Lyons watched men and women die in the Texas Department of Corrections death chamber inside the Walls Unit in Huntsville.