Statewide News

POLICE: Man tries to cut off teens pinky finger after failing to collect drug debt

A Longview man was arrested Thursday, May 22, after police say he nearly cut off an acquaintances' pinky finger while trying to collect a drug debt.

Coast Guard assists 9 people aboard disabled fishing vessel

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard assisted a disabled vessel taking on water with nine people aboard, 33 miles southeast of Port O'Connor, Sunday.

Officials: ETX fertilizer storage facility fire to be treated as crime scene

Authorities announced at a Friday morning press conference the Athens fertilizer storage facility fire will be treated as a crime scene.

Ford recalls affect 1.4 million vehicles

Ford announced Thursday four recalls affecting at least 1.4 million vehicles, the majority of which are popular SUVs that may have steering issues.

Harvard awards George H.W. Bush honorary degree

When Harvard University leaders awarded former President George H.W. Bush an honorary degree Thursday, they made sure to mention his alma mater.

Texas family calls for change after child dies at school

A Texas family is fighting for changes after their young child died at school. The death was ruled an accident, but they wonder if it could have been prevented.

Assumption Parish flooding causes caskets to float out of graves

The small Louisiana town of Belle Rose in Assumption Parish had an unusual problem during Wednesday's wet weather. The heavy rains caused about a dozen caskets to float from their grave sites.

Angler hauls in monster fish off Louisiana shore

A Houston resident will soon have his name etched high in the Louisiana record books for a massive fish he hauled in last weekend.

Virus not seen since 2009 in Texas infects horses

Vesicular stomatitis (VS) has been detected in five horses in far Southwest Texas, (in Kinney County, southeast of Del Rio, TX). The U.S.

Oldest member of Congress loses in Texas runoff

Rep. Ralph Hall, the oldest elected official in Washington, lost a tough runoff battle in Texas Tuesday, making the 91-year-old Republican the first incumbent member of Congress to go down in defeat this primary season.