Statewide News

Rick Perry rides Tea Party wave to victory in Texas

"Don't Mess with Texas" has long been the informal motto of Texas - and Gov. Rick Perry promptly adopted it as the slogan for his resounding win in last night's GOP primary vote.

Fort Hood suspect moving from hospital to jail

FORT WORTH, Texas – An attorney says the Army psychiatrist charged in the worst mass shooting on a U.S.

Olbermann turns down invitation to Dallas Tea Party rally

At least one invited guest will not be coming to Saturday's Dallas Tea Party anniversary rally.

Plane crashes into Echelon building in Austin

AUSTIN, Texas — Authorities are investigating a reported plane crash into a seven-story office building in north Austin. Black smoke was coming from the building Thursday morning.

Former Rep. Charlie Wilson dead at 76

LUFKIN, Texas - A hospital spokeswoman says former Rep.

ATF blames Texas church fires on serial arsonist

TYLER, Texas – A spate of recent fires that destroyed or damaged several churches in eastern Texas were intentionally set, likely by the same person or group, federal authorities said Tuesday. Fires that broke out at two churches near Tyler on Mon

Homes evacuated in San Antonio as hill crumbles

SAN ANTONIO – Construction crews moved dirt to shore up a group of houses precariously perched on a crumbling hill in San Antonio on Monday as engineers tried to determine why the land below was shifting, causing dozens of homes to evacuate. Gapin

Hicks agrees to sell Rangers to Nolan Ryan group

ARLINGTON - Tom Hicks has agreed to sell the Texas Rangers to a group that includes Hall of Fame pitcher Nolan Ryan. The sides announced Saturday night that they had finally reached an agreement, eight days after a 30-day exclusive negotiating win

Oil vessel collides with barge, cleanup effort in progress

PORT ARTHUR - The Coast Guard says about 220,000 gallons of oil have been recovered, evaporated or dispersed after a tanker and another vessel collided at Port Arthur. Emergency personnel today report about nine miles of shoreline have been

Cowboys expected to retain Wade Phillips

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has decided that head coach Wade Phillips will return next season despite the team's 34-3 loss Sunday to the Minnesota Vikings, a high-ranking team source said Monday. There has been no decision on whether to negot