Statewide News

Texas HS students show improvement in STAAR end-of-course results

High school students posted strong passing rates for the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR®) end-of-course exams in Biology, Algebra I and U.S.

NRA slams 'foolish' Open Carry Texas behavior, backtracks on statement

The NRA has a stern message to gun lovers: check your weapons at the door.

Harvard awards George H.W. Bush honorary degree

When Harvard University leaders awarded former President George H.W. Bush an honorary degree Thursday, they made sure to mention his alma mater.

Texas family calls for change after child dies at school

A Texas family is fighting for changes after their young child died at school. The death was ruled an accident, but they wonder if it could have been prevented.

Texas angler hauls in monster fish

A Houston resident will soon have his name etched high in the Louisiana record books for a massive fish he hauled in last weekend.

Virus not seen since 2009 in Texas infects horses

Vesicular stomatitis (VS) has been detected in five horses in far Southwest Texas, (in Kinney County, southeast of Del Rio, TX). The U.S.

Oldest member of Congress loses in Texas runoff

Rep. Ralph Hall, the oldest elected official in Washington, lost a tough runoff battle in Texas Tuesday, making the 91-year-old Republican the first incumbent member of Congress to go down in defeat this primary season.

923 pounds of marijuana seized in Memorial Day bust at Texas border

U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operation officers at the El Paso port of entry seized 923 pounds of marijuana on Memorial day in a commercial truck that was trying to enter the U.S. from Mexico.

Ralph Hall oldest member of Congress defending his seat

The career of the oldest member of congress hangs in the balance tonight. 91 year old Representative Ralph Hall faces a runoff election for the Republican primary in his northeast Texas district.

Tuesday could be a good day for Tea Party in Texas

They've been few and far between this primary season, but the tea party could rack up high-profile victories on Tuesday in runoff elections in Texas.