Statewide News

Houston's I-69 traffic expected to soar to 350,000 by 2035

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; if you think the Southwest Freeway is a nightmare at rush hour now, check back in 20 years.

DPS launches online version of Texas prescription drug monitoring program

At the urging of the 82nd Texas Legislature, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has developed a secure online prescription monitoring program, called Prescription Access in Texas (PAT), which provides controlled substance prescription

Struggling Richland Parish schools mired in controversy; white students can't transfer

Controversy is swirling around two Richland Parish elementary schools after parents received a note stating white children could not transfer from the struggling schools.

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.