Statewide News

Amazon, State settle sales tax fight

TEXAS — Amazon.com will start collecting sales taxes from Texas customers this summer and agreed to make capital investments of $200 million and create 2,500 jobs in the state over the next four years, Comptroller Susan Combs announced th

Texas Forest Service unveils 'game changer' app

AUSTIN, Texas — Officials with Texas Forest Service and The Texas A&M University System gathered with state lawmakers Friday morning to unveil new web applications that will help homeowners and communities determine wildfire risk &mda

2012 NFL Draft

New York — Tonight marks the beginning of the 77th annual “meat market”, also known as the NFL draft. Over the next three days, 253 new members will be welcomed into the NFL.

Texas release social sec numbers in Voter ID case

AUSTIN, Texas — The Texas attorney general's office accidently released the social security numbers of Texas voters as part of the Voter ID case, but none of the data leaked out.

Patriots or extremists? Militias draw fire

ROMAYOR — When Liberty County sheriff's deputies responded to a 911 call for a man shooting at his wife on a lone country road 70 miles northeast of Houston, they knew he was armed and dangerous.

HBO Obesity Series Showing Texas Schools Debuts

AUSTIN, Texas — Comptroller Susan Combs, who appears in a new HBO documentary series on obesity, on Monday at a screening championed the need for families to pay close attention to their children's health.

Amazon, Texas Comptroller negotiating sales tax deal

TEXAS — Amazon.com is negotiating with the state to start paying Texas sales taxes on online sales and to create some jobs in the state, reviving talks that fell apart at the end of last year's legislative session, sources involved in

First spill-related criminal charge names BP engineer

In the first criminal charge arising from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, a former BP engineer who lives in Katy has been named in obstruction of justice charges alleging he destroyed evidence sought by government investigators, the Justice

Texas grand jury indicts Sinaloa cartel leaders

A U.S. federal grand jury in Texas has indicted the suspected top leaders of Mexico's Sinaloa cartel.

Ex-guard at Carswell guilty of sexually abusing inmate

FT. WORTH — Sentencing has been set for late October for a former correctional officer at the Federal Medical Center Carswell who pleaded guilty last week to sexually abusing an inmate.