Statewide News

Big Tex, State Fair return for 127th season

Want to travel to the Top o’ Texas, take a ride 20 stories high on a Ferris wheel, or meet Big Tex himself?

Texas aiming to avoid first 1-3 start since 1956 Saturday night

Texas will be trying to avoid some long history when the Longhorns meet Kansas State Saturday night in Austin. If UT loses Saturday night, it would the Longhorns’ first 1-3 start since 1956.

760 pound gator pulled by Louisiana hunter

Alligator hunting season is in full swing and one catch turned some heads over the weekend.

VIDEO: TX boy dies after being bitten by ants during football game

A Corpus Christi middle school student bitten by ants during a football game has died.

Texas A&M University posts record year for fundraising

Texas A&M University has raised a record $740 million-plus within the past year, over $300 million more than in any previous 12-month period—and it now ranks among the nation’s top fundraising institutions in higher education, p

Jerry Jones reminds everyone Cowboys were underdogs going into Kansas City

It was a disappointing loss in Kansas City, but owner Jerry Jones wants fans to keep it in perspective – the Cowboys weren’t expected to win.

Former Houston 3rd grade teacher sentenced to 20 years in prison for distributing, possessing child pornography

A local man was sentenced Tuesday to 20 years in federal prison following his guilty pleas to distributing and possessing child pornography, announced U.S. Attorney Kenneth Magidson, Southern District of Texas.

Houston music teacher arrested and charged with producing child pornography

A Houston-area elementary school music teacher was arrested Friday and charged with two counts of producing child pornography, announced U.S. Attorney Kenneth Magidson, Southern District of Texas.

Central Texas man admits enticing a minor child to engage in sexual activity

A man from central Texas pleaded guilty in federal court Tuesday to one count of enticing a minor, and aiding and abetting.

North Texas man pleads guilty to transporting and shipping child pornography

A north Texas man pleaded guilty Tuesday before U.S. Magistrate Judge Paul D. Stickney to one count of transporting and shipping child pornography.