Statewide News

Budget-Friendly Tips to Prepare Your Backyard for Entertaining

(StatePoint) There is no better place to entertain on a warm sunny day than in your own backyard. But before the parties start, make sure your outdoor space is a place where people want to spend time.

What Parents Need to Know for the Summer Sports Season

(StatePoint) The summer sports season is here for kids across the country.  As a parent, you can help make it a successful and fun one.

SILVER ALERT: Police need help locating missing Lufkin man

The Lufkin Police Department and the Texas Department of Public Safety have issued a Silver Alert for Arthur Henry Foster of Lufkin.

National Weather Service releases information on tornado in Arkansas

The National Weather Service has released information about the May 30th tornado that hit in Northeast Mc Curtain County 6 miles Souteast of Watson.

Hurricane Season Fast Facts

Here's a look at what you need to know about the Atlantic hurricane season, which runs from June 1 to November 30.

FBI interviewing Texas man in connection with ricin letters

Federal authorities searched the home of a Texas man in connection with threatening letters sent to President Obama and the Mayor of New York. Preliminary tests on the two letters tested positive for the deadly poison ricin.

Residents encouraged to pre-apply for Disaster Food Assistance as hurricane season begins

Hurricane season officially begins June 1, and the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) is encouraging residents to prepare by pre-applying online for Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits (DSNAP), f

Keep Kids Healthy and Safe this Summer

(StatePoint) It’s summer, and for kids that means it’s time for sports, swimming, biking and picnics.

Tips for Parents to Prevent Summer Brain Drain

(StatePoint) Each summer, parents look for ways to combat “summer brain drain,” which occurs when children lose some of the knowledge they gained during the school year because they’re not regularly exercising their brains.

Louisiana House of Representatives approves facilities funding bill to construct projects statewide

The Louisiana House of Representatives yesterday approved Senate Bill 204 by Robert Adley (Benton), a statewide facilities initiative that will improve Louisiana’s Community and Technical College facilities.