Statewide News

Drugs, weapons seized in arrest of Most Wanted Texas Mexican Mafia member

AUSTIN – Felix Velasquez Jr., 30, a Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitive, is in custody today after his arrest in south San Antonio.

Autopsy results on 'Swamp People' star Mitchell Guist expected soon

ASSUMPTION PARISH, LA — Autopsy results on Mitchell Guist, a star of the reality TV show "Swamp People," should be ready Wednesday. A cause of death has not yet been determined.

Court stays execution of mentally ill inmate

TEXAS — The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals on Monday stayed this week’s scheduled execution of Steven Staley, a severely mentally ill inmate who was convicted of a 1989 robbery and murder at a Fort Worth Steak and Ale restaurant.

East Texas colleges receive more than $1 million in grants

AUSTIN, Texas — Texas Comptroller Susan Combs announced another round of grants for 11 community colleges and technical institutes totaling $3 million, which will be used to purchase equipment and train students to enter the workforce.

Mitchell Guist of 'Swamp People' dies

Louisiana — A member of the “Swamp People” cast has died. Mitchell Guist died this morning along the Belle River.

Palin jumps on Cruz bandwagon in Texas

Sarah Palin threw her voice into the Texas Republican Senate race on Thursday, endorsing tea party favorite Ted Cruz less than three weeks before the state's primary.

ESPN GameDay vote down to final hours; Aggies, Huskers in dead heat

UNDATED — Texas A&M fans are doing their best to hold onto a slipping lead in ESPN's GameDay commercial contest Thursday night.

Sarah Palin endorses Ted Cruz for U.S. Senate

AUSTIN — Just four days before the start of early voting in the Texas Senate primary, the Ted Cruz campaign announced the endorsement of Governor Sarah Palin and her husband Todd Palin.

Earthquake shakes ETX

An earthquake measuring 3.9 shook parts of East Texas this morning, according to the National Weather Service. They say it happened just southeast of Garrison at around 10:30 a.m.

Hatchet-wielding woman chases two people in Bossier City road rage incident

Bossier City — A Shreveport woman was arrested Tuesday following a road rage incident in which she chased two people with a hatchet.