Statewide News

First spill-related criminal charge names BP engineer

In the first criminal charge arising from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, a former BP engineer who lives in Katy has been named in obstruction of justice charges alleging he destroyed evidence sought by government investigators, the Justice

Texas grand jury indicts Sinaloa cartel leaders

A U.S. federal grand jury in Texas has indicted the suspected top leaders of Mexico's Sinaloa cartel.

Ex-guard at Carswell guilty of sexually abusing inmate

FT. WORTH — Sentencing has been set for late October for a former correctional officer at the Federal Medical Center Carswell who pleaded guilty last week to sexually abusing an inmate.

Texas Board of Education Approves New Math Standards

Austin, TX — The State Board of Education has unanimously approved new K-12 math standards, despite objections from business leaders that they weren’t rigorous enough.

Suspects in robbery of Lindale Exxon arrested in Mansfield

MANSFIELD — On April 17th, the Lindale Police Department confirmed an aggravated robbery warrant on 48 year old Charles Terrion Camp with the Mansfield Law Enforcement Center with a $100,000 bond.

Willie Nelson to be honored with statue in Austin

Country music legend Willie Nelson is expected to help unveil an 8-foot statue of himself in Austin today. The privately funded monument near a new music hall shows a relaxed Nelson holding a guitar.

Texas land prices up again

San Antonio — Buying a slice of Texas just keeps getting more expensive.

State board wants calculators out of grade schoolers' hands

Austin — Texas schoolchildren should not use calculators until they learn to work through math problems the old-fashioned way — on paper, State Board of Education members said Thursday.

Man sought in Colorado prostitution case arrested in Houston

Houston — The Houston Chronicle is reporting; A Colorado man who led a lavish lifestyle authorities said was based on prostitution was in custody in Houston after his arrest by the Gulf Coast Violent Offenders and Fugitive Task Force.

Small plane sinks into Gulf; no sign of pilot

Houston — The Houston Chronicle is reporting; A pilot flying a Cessna across the Gulf of Mexico stopped responding to radio calls including those from two F-15 aviators who flew alongside and monitored the plane for hours as it made a cor