Statewide News

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

State Rep. seeks return of Alamo flag

A Houston-area legislator is seeking the return, at least temporarily, of the only flag known to have flown at the Alamo in 1836.

Gov. Perry deflects blame for teacher layoffs

Texas school districts have for months pointed the finger at the state's spartan budget proposals for forcing them to lay off thousands of teachers and other employees.

DPS plans increased DWI patrols for Spring Break

Texas Highway Patrol troopers will be out in force during Spring Break looking for drivers who are intoxicated.

Bill would change how state hands out economic development money

When Gov. Rick Perry says Texas is open for business, a Republican senator wants to be sure that "open" means transparent as well.

5K reward offered for Austin man

State authorities are intensifying efforts to locate an Austin man who has been on the run from police since 2005—and has been on the Texas Ten Most Wanted list since 2006.

Arrest made in Twilight Rapist case

The Twilight Rapist Task Force has confirmed that a man arrested Saturday in Jackson County has been positively linked to several crimes against elderly women throughout Central and South Central Texas.

Lubbock-area trooper dies in traffic crash

A Texas Highway Patrol trooper died Monday night in a one-vehicle crash south of Post as he was responding to an accident scene on U. S. 84.

Should Texas ditch Medicaid?

Texas is facing a huge budget shortfall in the upcoming legislative session. That is forcing representatives to get creative about budget cutting. One area some are targeting is the Medicaid program.