Statewide News

UT System official ousted after criticizing bosses

An embattled official of the University of Texas System was dismissed Tuesday after writing a letter accusing officials at the "highest levels" of the system and its flagship campus in Austin of suppressing data showing that a growing

Texas outlaws marijuana-like substances

The Texas Department of State Health Services is outlawing marijuana-like substances that are found in synthetic marijuana products such as K2 and Spice. The ban is set to become effective April 22.

Tuesday wildfire update

Yesterday, Texas Forest Service responded to 10 new fires for 435 acres. Since April 6th, Texas Forest Service has responded to fires that have burned more than one million acres.

Kindergartner's gun injures 3 at Houston school

A pistol brought to Ross Elementary School by a 6-year-old kindergarten student fell to the cafeteria floor and discharged today, slightly injuring three children, a Houston school district spokesman said.

Monday wildfire update

Texas Forest Service Evening Fire Update Monday, April 18, 2011 Yesterday, Texas Forest Service responded to 20 new fires for 6,409 acres. Texas Forest Service has responded to 8 new fires today.

Texas Top 10 Sex Offender arrested in Kansas

Jose Juan Sandoval, last seen in El Paso, was apprehended after a DPS crime analyst tracked him to Topeka, Kansas. A DPS Criminal Investigations agent contacted authorities in Kansas and Sandoval was arrested yesterday.

Wednesday wildfire update

Yesterday Texas Forest Service responded to13 fires for 1,035 acres. Today the Texas Forest Service responded to 4 new calls for assistance from local fire departments. New Fires:

Tuesday wildfire update

Yesterday Texas Forest Service responded to12 fires for 16,892 acres. Today the Texas Forest Service responded to seven new calls for assistance from local fire departments. New Fires:

Monday wildfire update

Yesterday Texas Forest Service responded to 10 fires for 22,432 acres. Today the Texas Forest Service responded to 8 new calls for assistance from local fire departments. New Fires:

Comptroller’s Office begins notification of personal information exposure

AUSTIN, TX — The Texas Comptroller’s office is sending letters beginning Wednesday, April 13, to notify a large number of Texans whose personal information was inadvertently disclosed on an agency server that was accessible to the p