Statewide News

Drought a threat to state's economy, officials say

The state's worst single-year drought on record has exposed an Achilles' heel of Texas' business climate.

STAAR a break, or waste, for non-testing students

While ninth-graders across Texas slogged through the new state English exam Tuesday morning, Bellaire High School senior Alejandro Botas caught up on sleep, homework and TV at home.

Texas students face new STAAR test this week

EL PASO --- Thousands of students across the state of Texas will be taking the new Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness, or STAAR starting Monday.

Texas AG in D.C. to challenge health care law

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott is in Washington, D.C., for three days of U.S. Supreme Court arguments on the challenge to the Obama Administration's federal health care reform law.

Wildlife refuge emerges from former ammo plant

Bill Stephenson’s boots click-clicked Saturday as he crossed a former railroad trellis in the Caddo Lake National Wildlife Refuge, but that wasn’t the sound he heard in his mind.

Students taking the new, more rigorous STAAR exams Monday

Monday will be the first time students take the new State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness which by all accounts are tougher and harder to fake your way through than the old achievement tests.

Tejano Monument dedication set for Thursday

At Thursday's long-awaited dedication of the Tejano Monument at the Capitol, hundreds of schoolchildren will lead the Pledge of Allegiance, and the descendants of pioneer Tejano settlers will unveil some of the 10 pieces of the massive gran

EL Paso area DPS Trooper Dies in Crash

AUSTIN – A Texas Highway Patrol trooper died this morning in El Paso after a two-vehicle crash.

$10,000 Cash Reward Offered for Mexican Mafia Member

AUSTIN – A fugitive last seen in Goliad has been added to the Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitive list, and a $10,000 reward is now being offered for tips leading to his arrest. All tips can be offered anonymously.

Texas files legal action challenging administration's efforts to shut down the Women's Health Program

AUSTIN — The Texas Attorney General's Office today filed legal action against the U.S.