Statewide News

Customs agents seize $3 Million in marijuana at border

PHARR — Customs officers made a large drug bust at the Texas-Mexico border yesterday. Agents who were inspecting a shipment of produce at the Pharr International Port of Entry seized nearly 4,700 pounds of marijuana.

Arlington residents start to rebuild after tornadoes

ARLINGTON, Texas — ARLINGTON -- Amid preliminary estimates that an EF-2 tornado might have touched down in southwest Arlington on Tuesday, city officials Wednesday switched to recovery mode, allowing homeowners back into devastated neighb

Some school districts consider tapping their reserves to make ends meet

AUSTIN — For many Central Texas school districts coming off a year of deep cuts in state funding, the fiscal outlook is a little brighter today than it was this time a year ago. But others still struggle.

Texas Mexican gang members arrested in connection with brutal Spring Break attack

AUSTIN — DPS and other agencies arrested 11 alleged Texas Mexican Mafia (TMM) gang members in the San Antonio and Pleasanton areas this morning in connection with federal search warrants—and state arrest warrants related to a South

Energy company responds to gas line explosion in Panola Co.

Gary, Tx — MarkWest Energy Partners released the following statement in regard to the gas line explosion in Panola County:

Police: Man tries to kidnap infant from hospital by posing as physician

ALEXANDRIA, LA — Police are trying to figure out why a man posed as a physician and allegedly attempted to kidnap a two month old child from its hospital room.

Drought a threat to state's economy, officials say

The state's worst single-year drought on record has exposed an Achilles' heel of Texas' business climate.

STAAR a break, or waste, for non-testing students

While ninth-graders across Texas slogged through the new state English exam Tuesday morning, Bellaire High School senior Alejandro Botas caught up on sleep, homework and TV at home.

Texas students face new STAAR test this week

EL PASO --- Thousands of students across the state of Texas will be taking the new Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness, or STAAR starting Monday.

Texas AG in D.C. to challenge health care law

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott is in Washington, D.C., for three days of U.S. Supreme Court arguments on the challenge to the Obama Administration's federal health care reform law.