Statewide News

Tuesday wildfire update

Yesterday Texas Forest Service responded to 15 fires for 2,657 acres. Today the Texas Forest Service responded to 8 requests for assistance from local fire departments. New Fires:

Monday wildfire update

Yesterday Texas Forest Service responded to 12 fires for 13,318 acres. Today the Texas Forest Service responded to 12 requests for assistance from local fire departments.

Thursday wildfire update

Yesterday Texas Forest Service responded to 1 fire for 1 acre. Today the Texas Forest Service responded to 4 requests for assistance from local fire departments.

State Representative James White files a new bill concerning public schools

Our partners at the Lufkin Daily News reports that State Representative James White filed a bill in the State Legislature earlier this month which would convert low-performing public school campuses into charter schools.

Father of girl in Cleveland rape case speaks out

CLEVELAND — A year ago, the 11-year-old girl who police say was the victim of repeated gang rapes in this East Texas town was an outgoing honor roll student, brimming with enthusiasm, who went on hikes and planted trees with a youth group

Tuesday wildfire updates

Texas Forest Service responded to 8 fires for 161 acres on Monday. So far Tuesday there have been 16 requests for assistance from Texas Forest Service (TFS) resources.

Shootout in San Antonio over price of Taco Bell burrito

The price of the Beefy Crunch Burrito had gone up from 99 cents to $1.49 and the man at the Rigsby Road Taco Bell drive-thru had just ordered seven.

Fires flaring up across Texas

Texas Forest Service responded to 8 fires for 161 acres on Friday. Saturday there were 16 requests for assistance from Texas Forest Service (TFS) resources.

Report: Texas fails to discipline doctors hospitals have punished

A new report says Texas is among the states that does not pursue many of the doctors who have been punished by hospitals, including ones the hospitals have barred.

Consumer alert: Beware of charitable scams during Japan relief effort

In wake of the earthquake and resulting tsunami that has caused widespread disaster in Japan and some areas of the United States, the Office of the Attorney General is cautioning generous Texans to carefully vet relief organizations before maki