Statewide News

.Troopers find 40 pounds of cocaine during I-20 traffic stop

A Georgia woman was arrested Monday morning on Interstate 20 after troopers found more than 40 pounds of cocaine.

Analysis: Texas case could mark the end of affirmative action in the United States

Is affirmative action in university admissions a measurement toward increasing the diversity of the student body, or does it violate the civil and constitutional rights of applicants to consider race and ethnicity in university admissions?

Widespread phone line problems thoughout Rusk Co.

RUSK COUNTY SHERIFF DEPARTMENT- The Rusk County Sheriff’s Office and other areas throughout Henderson are currently experiencing problems with their phone lines.

Heart health

Dr. Paul McGaha, Regional Director of State Health Services discusses "Heart Month" in February with Kaci.  

State Rep. Leo Berman (R-Tyler) Diagnosed wtih cancer

Fox 51 has learned the type of cancer Mr. Berman is battling is Lymphoma. Message From Rep. Berman Concerning  His Health:

2011 driest year on record for Texas and second hottest

HOUSTON TEXAS- The National Weather Service says 2011 was Texas' driest year on record as well as its second hottest. The agency said Friday the average rainfall for the drought-stricken state last year was 14.88 inches.

Jarvis Christian College President leaves post

Jarvis Christian College's president has left the institution just weeks after it was announced that the college's accrediting agency had placed it on warning.

Smith County car fire under investigation; Possible car theft

Smith County Fire officials tell Fox 51, they were dispatched to a car fire in the Noonday area around 10:30 pm on Monday.

Woman found beaten, dead under Pasadena bridge

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; Pasadena police are investigating the death of a woman whose nude body was found beneath an overpass Sunday morning.

New Texas laws going into effect on January 1st

The beginning of 2012 will bring some new laws, as legislation passed by the 82nd and 81st legislatures goes into effect.