Statewide News

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.

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.