Statewide News

GOV. PERRY: Special Session to begin July 1

Gov. Rick Perry today announced a Special Session of the Texas Legislature will begin at 2 p.m. Monday, July 1.

Texas Senator, Robert Nichols, releases statement for failing to address SJR 2 bill

Republican Texas Senator Robert Nichols released a statement on the failure to address the SJR 2 bill.

Texas most wanted fugitive arrested in California

A Texas Most Wanted fugitive has been arrested in California. Ricco Leo Torres, 33, is a top 10 Texas Most Wanted Fugitive and Barrio Azteca gang member. He is now in custody after being arrested on Tuesday in California.

TWPD operations seize 2 tons of marijuana

Texas Game Wardens seized thousands of feet of gill net and nearly two tons of marijuana.

Texas Abortion Bill Failed

Texas Lt Gov. David Dewhurst declared the end of a special legislative early Wednesday, some three hours after a midnight deadline. The state Senate failed to vote on a bill that would have greatly restricted abortions in the state.

Transparency Committee Launches Impeachment Probe of UT Regent

Today, the House Select Committee on Transparency in State Agency Operations held its preliminary meeting for the investigation of the contemplated impeachment of Wallace Hall, a current member of the Board of Regents at the University of Texas

Paula Deen off the hook in TX

Cooking guru Paula Deen is off the hook in Texas. The Dallas Metropolitan cooking and entertaining show says it has no plans to drop deen from its roster.

Photo ID now required to vote in TX elections

Pursuant to a U.S. Supreme Court ruling issued today, new voting requirements passed by the Texas Legislature in 2011 will take effect immediately. Photo identification will now be required when voting in elections in Texas.

TX teenager dead after being impaled by bull statue

A Texas teenager was killed over the weekend after a game of hide and seek went terribly wrong.