Statewide News

David Dewhurst Raised $1.66 Million in First Quarter

Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, a candidate for U.S. Senate, will report raising $1.66 million in individual contributions during the first three months of 2012, his campaign confirmed today.

Texas fights EPA over clean air rule

In a federal appeals court Friday, Texas will take aim at a controversial rule that requires aging power plants to sharply reduce emissions that cause smog and soot in neighboring states.

Houston school investigates after students, sex offender trade letters

The Houston Chroncle is reporting; officials at a Houston private school said they are investigating how a teacher arranged for a group of fourth-graders to correspond with a man who had been charged with child sexual molestation.

Gas station glitch causes gasoline to be sold at $1

PASADENA, Texas — Remember $1 gasoline?

Mother accused of injuring baby after throwing him through car window

Shreveport — A Shreveport mother is in jail after allegedly throwing her baby through a car window on Saturday.

UPDATE: Saints suspensions to remain for bounty program

NEW YORK, NY — UPDATE: NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell will uphold the suspensions placed on the Saints for the bounty program.

Hisk-risk sex offender escapes authorities in Texas

Austin — A high-risk Houston sex offender on electronic monitoring has escaped from an east Houston halfway house and is being sought by authorities.

Texas officials request federal action to rescind water delivery to Mexico

AUSTIN — Texas Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples and Texas Commission on Environmental Quality Commissioner Carlos Rubinstein are challenging the International Boundary and Water Commission’s (IBWC) unilateral decision to delive

Doctor charged in prescription drug distribution case

AUSTIN — A former West Lake Hills emergency room doctor who federal prosecutors say prescribed thousands of doses of prescription drugs without a medical purpose including pills abused by his son, who died of a drug overdose in 2010 has a

Customs agents seize $3 Million in marijuana at border

PHARR — Customs officers made a large drug bust at the Texas-Mexico border yesterday. Agents who were inspecting a shipment of produce at the Pharr International Port of Entry seized nearly 4,700 pounds of marijuana.