Statewide News

Crime Rate in Texas Drops for Second Consecutive Year

AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) today announced that for the second consecutive year the major crime rate in Texas has dropped significantly.

Officials identify 6 Fort Bliss soldiers killed in Afghanistan

FORT BLISS, TX — The U.S. Department of Defense confirmed the death of six Fort Bliss soldiers who were killed in Afghanistan on Sunday.

All-Star spotlight: Ron Washington returns to his baseball roots

•Rangers Discuss Importance of World Series Home Field Advantage •Josh Hamilton May Return to Center •Rangers notes: Washington says Feldman will start today

Dallas Mavericks like look of incoming rookie class

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram covers the Dallas Mavericks. http://www.star-telegram.com/2012/07/10/4091405/dallas-mavericks-like-lo....  

ICE deports British man in Houston wanted for indecency with a child

A British man, who was wanted for indecency with a child in his home country, was deported Tuesday and turned over to United Kingdom officials by officers with U.S.

Inmates charged for pen stabbing to face

An inmate was victim of a pen stabbing by two cellmates, at the Doña Ana County Detention Center, investigators said.

Consumer Alert: utility bill payment scam

A new identity theft scam that is sweeping the country claims that Americans can get federal financial assistance to help cover the cost of their utility bills.

Nine border patrol stations to close; 41 agents to move to posts closer to borders

Nine Border Patrol stations will be closed within the next six months to move 41 agents closer to the southern and northern borders, according to a spokesman for U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

Funding cuts place limits on low-cost vaccines

TYLER — A limit in the availability of low-cost vaccines this year is due to funding and policy changes by the Texas Department of State Health Services.

Texas named America’s top state for business

AUSTIN – Texas is America’s Top State for Business 2012, according to CNBC’s sixth-annual study that scored all 50 states on 51 measures of competitiveness.