Statewide News

Exxon Mobil to give CEO a raise to $2.7 million

Exxon Mobil Corp. is raising CEO Rex W. Tillerson’s salary 6 percent to $2.72 million on Jan. 1.

Keystone XL pipeline project causes little stir among some East Texas residents

While the Keystone XL Pipeline has fueled a bitter battle between industry, landowners and environmentalists across East Texas, people living alongside the ruckus in Smith County voiced indifference Tuesday — to the pipeline and the prote

Teacher pay threatens student achievement, expert testifies

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; Texas teacher salaries are not competitive, and teaching quality has declined, which threatens student achievement, a Harvard-trained economist testified Tuesday in an ongoing school funding lawsuit trial.

Reports: Rangers miss out on Mike Napoli

Mike Napoli almost led the Rangers to the World Series championships two years ago. Now he has signed a new three-year dela with Boston.

Spark returns for Dallas Cowboys offense, playoff hopes

The Cowboys' offense looked very good against Philadelphia. DeMarco Murray is the big reason why.

Sobriety checkpoints urged to deter drunken driving

Travelers have grown accustomed to airport security searches, and maybe it's time for Texas motorists to endure sobriety checkpoints to ensure public safety, state lawmakers were told Monday.

Judge removed from Major Hasan court martial due to 'doubts'

In an opinion dated Dec. 3, the highest military appellate court ordered the removal of Col. Gregory Gross, trial judge in the Maj. Nidal M. Hasan court martial, here for the appearance of bias.

Texas A&M QB, Manziel, named Heisman finalist

Texas A&M quarterback, Johnny Manziel, has been named one of three Heisman finalists. "Johnny Football" will be joined by Kansas State quarterback, Collin Klein, and Notre Dame linebacker, Manti Te'o.

Alleged naked drunk driver rolls car, then attacks elderly woman

A Mississippi man was arrested following a bizarre crash on a stretch of Interstate 49 Sunday afternoon.

Report: 6 million pounds of gunpowder improperly stored in Louisiana

A massive supply of gunpowder totaling 6 million pounds (2,700 metric tons) was found improperly stored in Louisiana's Camp Minden, not far from where an explosion occurred two months ago, authorities said.