Statewide News

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.

The rookies learning curve

Republican control of the Texas House of Representatives is now more solid with a healthier majority. But, the problems they face in the next session are huge.

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.