Statewide News

3 of Texas most wanted fugitives captured in last week

The Texas Department of Public Safety today announced that three of the Texas 10 Most Wanted fugitives or sex offenders were captured within the last week.

DPS: Damaged front tire caused deadly pickup truck accident

A damaged front right tire caused the pickup truck accident in Texas that killed 15 people in the town of Goliad this week, authorities said Wednesday.

Texas receives $3 million in grants to help recent Army veterans find employment

The states of Georgia, Illinois, North Carolina and Texas will receive grants totaling $3 million to develop strategies aimed at helping returning Army veterans find employment more quickly through the public workforce system, Secretary of Labo

Houston woman killed inside apartment

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; a woman was shot and killed inside an apartment in southwest Houston, police said.

Early voting begins in Texas runoff

Voters in Texas began casting early voting ballots Monday in the bitter GOP Senate runoff election between Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst and his tea party-backed rival Ted Cruz.

13 die when packed pickup truck crashes in Texas

A Ford pickup truck crammed with nearly two dozen people crashed in southeastern Texas on Sunday evening, killing at least 13 people and injuring 10 others.

Texas employers add 12,900 jobs in June

The Texas economy added 12,900 seasonally adjusted nonfarm jobs in June. Texas’ seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 7.0 percent in June, from 6.9 percent in May, and down from 8.1 percent a year ago.

Arkansas deputies seize 160 pounds of pot found in Bar-B-Que pit

Two Texas men are in the Hempstead County Dention center after getting busted with 160 pounds of marijuana in a Bar-B-Que smoker.

Ex-boyfriends beats, chokes woman until she passes out

A Shreveport man is wanted for allegedly beating, then choking his girlfriend until she was unconscious.

DPS honors those committed to protecting children

The Texas Public Safety Commission and Department of Public Safety (DPS) Director Steven McCraw today presented two Medals of Merit, a Unit Citation and three Director’s Awards to individuals who helped target those who prey on children.