Statewide News

Thursday wildfire update

Yesterday Texas Forest Service responded to 1 fire for 1 acre. Today the Texas Forest Service responded to 4 requests for assistance from local fire departments.

State Representative James White files a new bill concerning public schools

Our partners at the Lufkin Daily News reports that State Representative James White filed a bill in the State Legislature earlier this month which would convert low-performing public school campuses into charter schools.

Father of girl in Cleveland rape case speaks out

CLEVELAND — A year ago, the 11-year-old girl who police say was the victim of repeated gang rapes in this East Texas town was an outgoing honor roll student, brimming with enthusiasm, who went on hikes and planted trees with a youth group

Tuesday wildfire updates

Texas Forest Service responded to 8 fires for 161 acres on Monday. So far Tuesday there have been 16 requests for assistance from Texas Forest Service (TFS) resources.

Shootout in San Antonio over price of Taco Bell burrito

The price of the Beefy Crunch Burrito had gone up from 99 cents to $1.49 and the man at the Rigsby Road Taco Bell drive-thru had just ordered seven.

Fires flaring up across Texas

Texas Forest Service responded to 8 fires for 161 acres on Friday. Saturday there were 16 requests for assistance from Texas Forest Service (TFS) resources.

Report: Texas fails to discipline doctors hospitals have punished

A new report says Texas is among the states that does not pursue many of the doctors who have been punished by hospitals, including ones the hospitals have barred.

Consumer alert: Beware of charitable scams during Japan relief effort

In wake of the earthquake and resulting tsunami that has caused widespread disaster in Japan and some areas of the United States, the Office of the Attorney General is cautioning generous Texans to carefully vet relief organizations before maki

State Rep. seeks return of Alamo flag

A Houston-area legislator is seeking the return, at least temporarily, of the only flag known to have flown at the Alamo in 1836.

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.