Statewide News

HBO Obesity Series Showing Texas Schools Debuts

AUSTIN, Texas — Comptroller Susan Combs, who appears in a new HBO documentary series on obesity, on Monday at a screening championed the need for families to pay close attention to their children's health.

Amazon, Texas Comptroller negotiating sales tax deal

TEXAS — Amazon.com is negotiating with the state to start paying Texas sales taxes on online sales and to create some jobs in the state, reviving talks that fell apart at the end of last year's legislative session, sources involved in

First spill-related criminal charge names BP engineer

In the first criminal charge arising from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, a former BP engineer who lives in Katy has been named in obstruction of justice charges alleging he destroyed evidence sought by government investigators, the Justice

Texas grand jury indicts Sinaloa cartel leaders

A U.S. federal grand jury in Texas has indicted the suspected top leaders of Mexico's Sinaloa cartel.

Ex-guard at Carswell guilty of sexually abusing inmate

FT. WORTH — Sentencing has been set for late October for a former correctional officer at the Federal Medical Center Carswell who pleaded guilty last week to sexually abusing an inmate.

Texas Board of Education Approves New Math Standards

Austin, TX — The State Board of Education has unanimously approved new K-12 math standards, despite objections from business leaders that they weren’t rigorous enough.

Suspects in robbery of Lindale Exxon arrested in Mansfield

MANSFIELD — On April 17th, the Lindale Police Department confirmed an aggravated robbery warrant on 48 year old Charles Terrion Camp with the Mansfield Law Enforcement Center with a $100,000 bond.

Willie Nelson to be honored with statue in Austin

Country music legend Willie Nelson is expected to help unveil an 8-foot statue of himself in Austin today. The privately funded monument near a new music hall shows a relaxed Nelson holding a guitar.

Texas land prices up again

San Antonio — Buying a slice of Texas just keeps getting more expensive.

State board wants calculators out of grade schoolers' hands

Austin — Texas schoolchildren should not use calculators until they learn to work through math problems the old-fashioned way — on paper, State Board of Education members said Thursday.