Statewide News

Dewhurst plans to seek re-election

Texas Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, looking beyond a failed run for the U. S. Senate, announced Tuesday that he plans to seek re-election as lieutenant governor.

Interactive: West Nile Virus Cases, Deaths Statewide

In the last two weeks, the number of reported cases of the West Nile virus has nearly doubled in Texas. There were 30 deaths out of a total 723 reported cases of the virus in Texas as of Aug.

Isaac upgraded to category 1 hurricane

Isaac reached hurricane status Tuesday as it closed it on the Gulf Coast, threatening to deluge parts of the region with huge amounts of rain.

Texas prepares as Tropical Storm Isaac threatens Gulf Coast

Gov. Rick Perry has activated the Disaster District Committee (DDC) in Beaumont and placed state and local emergency management assets on alert as Tropical Storm Isaac makes it way towards the Gulf Coast.

Court lifts stay in Major Hasan court martial

An appellate court sitting in Washington D.C. has lifted the stay in the U.S. vs. Maj. Nidal M. Hasan court martial.

Governor Jindal: Every storm is different, prepare today

Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal held a Unified Command Group meeting and press conference at 11:30 a.m. in Baton Rouge to provide an update on the state’s preparations for Tropical Storm Isaac.

Shreveport-Bossier City preps for Tropical Storm Isaac evacuees

The Red Cross in Shreveport-Bossier City is busy today loading comfort kits, clothing and cots from their warehouse to setup an evacuee shelter on the LSUS campus.

Who Will Be Cut From Cowboys Camp?

The Fort Worth Star Telegram plays general manager to decide which Cowboys stand the best chance of making the final 53-man roster. The first cuts (to 75) come Monday, Aug. 27.

Clemens Hints at Return to Astros

Could Roger Clemens pitch for the Astros this season? It certainly seems like a very real possibility, considering some comments that came out late Thursday night.

30 Defendants Indicted in Northeast Texas Drug Trafficking Enterprise

U.S. Attorney John M. Bales announced today that 30 individuals have been identified and indicted following a lengthy investigation into drug trafficking in the Eastern District of Texas.