Statewide News

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.

Featured Most Wanted fugitive captured in Mexico

AUSTIN – Javier Cortez Jr., 32, who was July’s Featured Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitive, is now in custody after his capture in Mexico and his extradition to the U.S.

Texas, Texas A&M band named to Huffington Post’s ‘Best Marching Bands for 2011-12’

TEXAS — The "Fightin' Texas Aggie Band" and Texas' "Showband of the Southwest" recently received yet another national recognition, as the world renowned bands have been included in a top ten list of “The

Texas community absorbs 10 inches of rain in a few hours

A community just outside of Austin, Texas, was pounded by about 10 inches of rain over a few hours early Tuesday, causing flash floods and leaving at least 15 residences surrounded by water, a Texas emergency management official told CNN.

Texas voter ID law goes to court

Texas state officials went to federal court Monday to defend a controversial new voter identification law, dismissing suggestions the requirement would deny hundreds of thousands of people -- many of them minorities -- access to the ballot.

Feds unveil indictments in Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry's slaying

Federal authorities unsealed Monday an indictment charging five men in the death of U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry and offering up to $1 million for information leading to the arrest of the four men still at large.

Tom Cruise, Katie Holmes settle divorce

Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes have signed a divorce settlement hammered out by their lawyers, the attorney for Holmes told CNN Monday.

Mexico accuses U.S. agent in fatal border shooting

Mexico's foreign ministry has accused a U.S. border patrol agent of fatally shooting a Mexican citizen over the weekend.

Commercial space company moving headquarters to Texas

MIDLAND – Gov. Rick Perry today joined XCOR Aerospace and the Midland Development Corp. to announce the creation of XCOR’s new Commercial Space Research and Development Center headquarters at the Midland International Airport.

Inmate allegedly binds hostage with shirt, uses spoon as weapon

Former Doña Ana County Detention Center inmate Joshua Martinez, 21, faces felony charges following a July 4 incident in which he took two fellow inmates hostage in a booking cell.