Statewide News

LA Tech mascot dead of heat stroke

Lousiana Tech's mascot, a bulldog named Tech XX, is dead, after a city-wide search that lasted for days.

Drop in energy prices lowers the boom in Texas oil patch

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; Falling oil prices halted a 30-month growth spurt in Texas’ oil and gas industry boom in June.

Austinite killed by IED in Afghanistan

The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

DPS seek public’s help in double homicide on the border

The Texas Rangers and the Maverick County Sheriff’s Office are trying to identify two homicide victims found near Eagle Pass on May 22, and a $5,000 reward has been offered for information leading to the arrest of those responsible for th

Texas officials urges precautions to reduce West Nile exposure

The Texas Department of State Health Services is urging people to take precautions to reduce the risk of contracting West Nile virus, a mosquito borne illness.

U.S. Senator Cornyn opposes UN Arms Treaty

U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) joined 50 Senators in expressing grave concern about the dangers posed to Texans’ Second Amendment rights by the United Nations’ Arms Trade Treaty.

Texas board removes name of bogus Tuskegee airman from state veterans home

The Texas Land Board has ordered the removal of one man's name honored at the Watkins-Logan-Garrison Texas State Veterans Home in Tyler.

3 of Texas most wanted fugitives captured in last week

The Texas Department of Public Safety today announced that three of the Texas 10 Most Wanted fugitives or sex offenders were captured within the last week.

DPS: Damaged front tire caused deadly pickup truck accident

A damaged front right tire caused the pickup truck accident in Texas that killed 15 people in the town of Goliad this week, authorities said Wednesday.

Texas receives $3 million in grants to help recent Army veterans find employment

The states of Georgia, Illinois, North Carolina and Texas will receive grants totaling $3 million to develop strategies aimed at helping returning Army veterans find employment more quickly through the public workforce system, Secretary of Labo