Statewide News

Isaac weakening, but relentless pounding 'not even half over'

Hurricane Isaac weakened Wednesday morning but clung to hurricane strength as officials warned that the Gulf Coast will have to endure many more hours of pounding rain.

Levee 'overtopped' in Plaquemines Parish, La

UPDATE: Plaquemines Parish officials are coordinating with officials from St.

Roy Oswalt won't say if he wants to be traded

The Wizard of Os might not be a Ranger for long. Roy Oswalt has struggled this summer with Texas.

Cowboys notes: Dez Bryant remains off-limits to reporters

The receiver from Lufkin won't be heard from for a while. Dez Bryant has been silent for training camp. That's not going to change anytime soon.

Shreveport woman steals $13 from little girl, busted after video goes viral

Thanks to a series of phone calls to Crime Stoppers, a thief has been arrested for stealing money from a 10-year-old girl.

Court rips Texas redistricting plan as discriminatory

Federal judges struck down Texas lawmakers' plans for new congressional and state legislative districts Tuesday, finding the maps were designed to discriminate against minorities.

Dewhurst plans to seek re-election

Texas Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, looking beyond a failed run for the U. S. Senate, announced Tuesday that he plans to seek re-election as lieutenant governor.

Interactive: West Nile Virus Cases, Deaths Statewide

In the last two weeks, the number of reported cases of the West Nile virus has nearly doubled in Texas. There were 30 deaths out of a total 723 reported cases of the virus in Texas as of Aug.

Isaac upgraded to category 1 hurricane

Isaac reached hurricane status Tuesday as it closed it on the Gulf Coast, threatening to deluge parts of the region with huge amounts of rain.

Texas prepares as Tropical Storm Isaac threatens Gulf Coast

Gov. Rick Perry has activated the Disaster District Committee (DDC) in Beaumont and placed state and local emergency management assets on alert as Tropical Storm Isaac makes it way towards the Gulf Coast.