Statewide News

Watch out for scammers this hurricane season, state officials say

Hurricane season is here, but it's also the season for scammers.

Texas HS students show improvement in STAAR end-of-course results

High school students posted strong passing rates for the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR®) end-of-course exams in Biology, Algebra I and U.S.

NRA slams 'foolish' Open Carry Texas behavior, backtracks on statement

The NRA has a stern message to gun lovers: check your weapons at the door.

2 A&M-Commerce athletes killed, 2 injured in late night car crash

Four members of the A&M-Commerce women's basketball team were involved in a two-vehicle accident late Tuesday afternoon on Loop 286 in Paris.

Insurance Commissioner explains high car insurance rates in LA

     Ask any Louisianan about car insurance rates, and it's likely they'll all say the same thing. They're high.

Texas A&M football boots 2 starters, including East Texan

Texas A&M Head Coach Kevin Sumlin announced Tuesday the dismissal of two defensive players, including East Texas standout Isaiah Golden.

Louisiana teacher accused of intentionally exposing student to AIDS

A teacher and coach who worked in Terrebonne Parish is accused of having sex with a minor and intentionally exposing them to the AIDS virus, authorities said Thursday.

E. Texas woman attacks boyfriend with cord, knives during breakup

An East Texas woman is accused of attacking her live-in boyfriend with multiple weapons after he ended the relationship on Sunday.

Jindal signs bill allowing teachers to accept small gifts from students

Governor Jindal signed into law House Bill 500, now Act 172, which allows teachers to accept gifts of a maximum value from students and former students. Representative John Berthelot (R-Gonzales) authored the bill.

ETX woman accused of slapping relative in face with catfish

Authorities are investigating a bizarre incident where a woman allegedly hit a relative in the face with a catfish over the weekend.