Statewide News

State Fair of Texas announces fried finalists

With just a month to go until the gates open to the State Fair of Texas, mouths will now be watering after fair officials announced Tuesday the finalists for the ninth annual Big Tex Choice Awards.

Cowboys place Jay Ratliff on PUP list, out for 6 weeks

The Dallas Cowboys have placed defensive tackle, Jay Ratliff, on physically unable to preform (PUP) list.

Business Facilities names Texas 'Best Business Climate'

Business Facilities magazine has again ranked Texas as the country’s Best Business Climate, adding to a long list of national accolades for the economic principles that have helped the Lone Star State lead the nation in job creation.

TxDOT announces testing of app to help college students find sober rides home

As the fall semester welcomes back college students across the state, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) will partner with three universities to test a new Facebook-integrated app designed to help students plan ahead for a sober rid

In rural Texas, living without home internet

Vic Sowell had no internet service at his Palestine home and a laptop he barely knew how to use when it struck the East Texan that his granddaughter knew more about computers than he did.

REPORT: Manziel to start Saturday

Texas A&M officials said Monday that Johnny Manziel, the 2012 Heisman Trophy winner, remains the team’s starting quarterback, but will have no further comment about his status during Tuesday’s news conference in College Station.

Report: Manziel meets with NCAA investigators, denies taking money for autographs

According to an ESPN report, Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel spent his Sunday fielding questions from NCAA investigators regarding allegations from autograph brokers that he profited from his signature.

16-year NBA veteran, Tracy McGrady, retires

National Basketball League veteran forward, Tracy McGrady, announced his retirement Monday morning. "T-Mac," 34, ended his 16-year basketball career with the 2012-2013 Western Conference Champion San Antonio Spurs.

Nidal Hasan sentencing phase begins at Fort Hood

A military jury on Monday will begin confronting the second phase of the court-martial of Maj. Nidal Hasan: whether he deserves to die for the massacre at his hands four years ago on this sprawling U.S. Army base.

Law enforcement can sell confiscated guns

For decades, weapons confiscated by police in Texas were supposed to be repurposed for law enforcement use — or else destroyed.