Statewide News

Texas sales tax collections show gain

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Texas Comptroller Susan Combs says state sales tax collections were $1.57 billion in September, up 6.8 percent compared with the same month a year ago.  

DSHS encourages a seasonal flu shot for nearly all Texans

The Texas Department of State Health Services is urging everyone over 6 months old to get a seasonal flu shot as soon as possible.

Large chunk of Gulf of Mexico reopened to fishing

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Another chunk of the Gulf of Mexico has been opened to fishing after seafood tests and surveys found no oil contamination threat.

Texas DPS adds to most wanted list

A Corpus Christi man has been added to the Texas Top 10 Most Wanted list. A $5,000 reward is being offered for information that leads to the arrest of Javier Morin Jr., 38.

State Board of Education wants to minimize Islam in schools

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The State Board of Education has adopted a resolution that seeks to curtail references to Islam in Texas textbooks.

Firefighter charged with arson

WICHITA FALLS, Texas (AP) - A volunteer firefighter in Texas has been charged with starting two wildfires - including a 2,000-acre blaze that caused severe burns to one of his colleagues.

Agents thwart smugglers, nab $2 million worth of dope

EDINBURG, Texas — U.S. Border Patrol agents of the Rio Grande Valley Sector kept busy Wednesday seizing more than 2,500 pounds of marijuana in three separate incidents.

Princeton man arrested on drug charges

Bossier Sheriff Larry Deen says a Princeton man was arrested Monday afternoon for cultivation of marijuana, the carrying of weapons with a controlled dangerous substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.  

Local man arrested for sex crimes

Caddo Parish sheriff's deputies arrested a Shreveport man today for numerous sex crimes involving a Virginia runaway, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator.

Fourth man arrested in connection with armed robbery

BOSSIER CITY, LA - Bossier Sheriff Larry Deen says a fourth man has been arrested in connection with an armed robbery that took place last Friday at about 10:00 p.m. in the 1300 block of Old Plain Dealing Road.