Statewide News

Texas roller coaster reopens after woman's death

The Texas Giant roller coaster reopened Saturday with improved safety measures and long lines of eager riders, nearly two months after a woman plunged to her death while on the ride.

Paula Deen steps out for the first time in three months in Texas

For the first time since controversy over her use of racial slurs, celebrity chef, Paula Deen is stepping out into the public spotlight.

Ingrid now a hurricane in Gulf

Tropical Storm Ingrid strengthened into a hurricane Saturday afternoon, the second of the 2013 season in the Atlantic region, the National Hurricane Center said.

Tiger fans call penalty for fraternity sign mocking Kent State massacre

Fans lined LSU’s campus on Saturday, Sept. 14 for the second home game of the season. However, before the Tigers battled Kent State on the field, some fans were calling for a penalty due to an inappropriate display of team spirit.

TCU student upset by professor's e-mail

An email from a Texas Christian University professor is raising questions about singling out minority students.

Dallas Police falsely link man to series of rapes

Mistaken for a suspected serial rapist. Last week, Alan Mason was named a person of interest in a series of nine rapes across Texas and put in jail. Then, this week, a DNA test linked a different suspect to the crimes.

Where have all the hurricanes gone?

Call it a meteorological mystery: Forecasters warned that there would be at least six Atlantic hurricanes this season, but so far we've seen only one.

Cornyn demands disarming Syria of bioweapons

U.S. Senator John Cornyn of Texas, sent a letter to Secretary of State John Kerry, Friday, urging him to include bioweapons in the negotiations on disarming the Assad regime of chemical weapons. 

TX high school employee killed in school parking lot, estranged husband in standoff with police

According to the Katy Independent School District, an employee was shot and killed, Friday morning, in one of the high school parking lots.

Car slams into Shreveport school bus head-on; 1 critically injured

One person was taken to a local hospital Friday morning after their car slammed into a school bus in southwest Shreveport. The accident occurred near the intersection of Mansfield Road and Jewella Avenue at around 7:30 a.m.