Statewide News

Baylor coach says Dunn can practice

DALLAS (AP) - Baylor coach Scott Drew says guard LaceDarius Dunn will be allowed to practice but remains suspended indefinitely from competition while facing allegations that he broke his girlfriend's jaw in a domestic dispute.

Fort Hood shooting suspect's hearing delayed

FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) - A military court hearing to determine whether there is enough evidence to put an Army psychiatrist on trial for a deadly rampage at Fort Hood nearly a year ago has been delayed.

Feds denies aid to Texas for Hermine recovery

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A spokeswoman for Rick Perry says the Texas governor is considering his options after the federal government denied his request for emergency aid to help the state clean up from Tropical Storm Hermine.  

Texas sales tax collections show gain

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Texas Comptroller Susan Combs says state sales tax collections were $1.57 billion in September, up 6.8 percent compared with the same month a year ago.  

DSHS encourages a seasonal flu shot for nearly all Texans

The Texas Department of State Health Services is urging everyone over 6 months old to get a seasonal flu shot as soon as possible.

Large chunk of Gulf of Mexico reopened to fishing

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Another chunk of the Gulf of Mexico has been opened to fishing after seafood tests and surveys found no oil contamination threat.

Texas DPS adds to most wanted list

A Corpus Christi man has been added to the Texas Top 10 Most Wanted list. A $5,000 reward is being offered for information that leads to the arrest of Javier Morin Jr., 38.

State Board of Education wants to minimize Islam in schools

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The State Board of Education has adopted a resolution that seeks to curtail references to Islam in Texas textbooks.

Firefighter charged with arson

WICHITA FALLS, Texas (AP) - A volunteer firefighter in Texas has been charged with starting two wildfires - including a 2,000-acre blaze that caused severe burns to one of his colleagues.

Agents thwart smugglers, nab $2 million worth of dope

EDINBURG, Texas — U.S. Border Patrol agents of the Rio Grande Valley Sector kept busy Wednesday seizing more than 2,500 pounds of marijuana in three separate incidents.