Statewide News

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.

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.