Kimberly McCarthy on Wednesday evening became the 500th prisoner executed in Texas since 1976, when the death penalty was reinstated in the state, according to the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.
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.
The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, Ducks Unlimited and the LSU AgCenter hosted an educational seminar for southwest Louisiana farmers on Tuesday at the AgCenter’s Cooperative Extension office in Crowley.
Initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending June 15, 2013, decreased to 2,915 from the previous week's total of 3,755. Initial claims were below the comparable week ending June 16, 2012, figure of 3,806.
The Texas legislature's special session ended in chaos and confusion early Wednesday, when a marathon filibuster failed -- but so did a Republican effort to pass a bill that would have greatly restricted abortions in the state.
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
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.