Statewide News

Handicapping the High Court on School Finance

State District Judge John Dietz declared the Texas school finance system unconstitutional last week. But the 260 hours the litigants spent in his courtroom only mark the beginning of the lawsuit's journey through the legal system.

200 mile funeral procession for Chris Kyle underway

The funeral procession for Chris Kyle, American Sniper and author who was shot to death at a gun range in Texas, began Tuesday morning.

Hundreds of Aggies to plant thousands of trees at fire-ravaged Bastrop State Park

Flash back to Labor Day weekend in 2011 when high winds spawned by a tropical storm in Louisiana combined with epic drought conditions to fuel the most damaging wildfire in Texas history in and around the Central Texas community of Bastrop.

Man caught with more than $1.1 million in cocaine at TX border

Customs and Border Protection Officers arrested a 61 year old man trying to smuggle cocaine into the U.S. over the weekend.

New Devils River access permit process takes effect in February

Beginning Feb. 1, any paddler planning to put in or take out of the Devils River on public lands managed by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department in Val Verde County must first obtain a permit from TPWD.

Best bass lake in Texas? You might be surprised!

In reservoirs scattered throughout Texas, under the black skies of cool, fall nights, loud generators drone and bright lights beam from strange-looking boats built to transmit electrical current into the water to catch fish.

Anyone with information can be a Crime Stopper

Crime Stoppers programs enable citizens to anonymously report on crimes for cash rewards, helping put criminals behind bars and assisting in crime reduction efforts.

Amber Alert notification system transitions to Texas Public Safety Website

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has begun handling AMBER Alert functions in Texas previously performed by BeyondMissing.com. The system has two components, the flyer creation system and the e-mail notification system.

Secrets for stress-free homemade family dinners

(StatePoint) Preparing an involved family dinner may not sound like the most appealing idea at the end of a long day. But homemade food is usually healthier, more economical, and certainly more delicious than ordering takeout dinners.

Free credit monitoring for fraud victims

The Texas Department of State Health Services is offering free credit monitoring and identity theft services for people whose personal information was found in the possession of a former DSHS employee without authorization.