Statewide News

DPS urges Texans to prepare early for hurricane season

Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is reminding residents about the upcoming hurricane season and urging individuals to start preparing now for any possible storms. Hurricane season begins June 1 and continues through Nov. 30.

Creative Ways to Keep Kids Learning this Summer

(StatePoint) For families, summertime is all about active fun -- from vacations to ballgames, and fireworks to poolside picnics. But being on-the-go can mean lots of downtime in transit and waiting for activities to start.

How to Help New High School Grads Transition into Adulthood

(StatePoint) Transitioning from high school to the next life stage can be a time of excitement for young people, but it can also be a time filled with uncertainty.

How Women Help Each Other Succeed

(StatePoint) Forget the old stereotypes that women need to be cutthroat and competitive to succeed. A new networking trend shows that cooperation is a great way to combat the challenges women face in business.

UPDATE: New Orleans shooting called street violence, not terror

  Federal investigators say they have no indication the shooting at a Mother's Day parade in New Orleans was an act of terrorism.

Nearly 8,000 Louisiana Students Receive Scholarship Offers

Governor Bobby Jindal and State Superintendent of Schools John White announced recently that the Louisiana Department of Education has successfully matched nearly 8,000 students with the school of their choice in the Louisiana Scholarship

State Now Offering Smartphone Apps to Report Wildlife Violations

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) is now offering LADWF Tips apps for both Android and iPhone users to report outdoor related violations to Enforcement Division agents through their tip411 program.

Get Ready for Storm Season with Hurricane Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday

Louisiana residents can save money on flashlights, batteries, generators and other emergency supplies during the 2013 Louisiana Hurricane Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday on Saturday, May 25, and Sun

Louisiana Earns its Highest Ranking Ever in State Business Survey

Chief Executive magazine recently revealed that CEOs nationwide rank Louisiana number 11 in the U.S., the state’s highest position ever, in the magazine’s annual ranking of Best & Worst States for Business.

LA firm recalls stew products due to misbranding, undeclared allergans

Acadian Fine Foods, LLC, a Church Point, Louisiana establishment, is recalling approximately 17,037 pounds of pork stew and chicken stew products because of misbranding and undeclared allergens.