Statewide News

78 school districts not compliant with safety measures, says Texas official

In the wake of the Connecticut school shooting, Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today urged school districts across Texas to review their safety plans and implored districts that have not submitted their school safety plans to make doing so

Ted Cruz congratulates Scott on South Carolina Senate appointment

U.S. Sen.-elect Ted Cruz (R-TX) issued the following statement:

Century old Louisiana church destroyed in early morning fire

A century old church located in Bogalusa went up in flames over the weekend. The three-alarm blaze completely destroyed the building.

Ft. Hood soldier killed in gunfire exchange with patrol officers

A Fort Hood soldier is dead after exchanging gunfire with a patrol unit near Kouma Lake Friday morning. At 3:20 a.m., patrol officers were dispatched to reports of a suspected vehicle in the Kouma Lake area.

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott responds to Conn. school shooting

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott released this statement to the public in response to the mass school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut.

Police release 911 tapes of deadly Dallas Cowboy wreck

Police in Irving, Texas have released 911 calls from the day of the deadly crash involving two Dallas Cowboys players.

Customer throws hot coffee on cashier during argument over price

A customer at a gas station is locked up for allegedly throwing a hot cup of coffee at the cashier because he didn’t agree with the price. The entire incident was caught on the store’s surveillance camera.

ETX judge lifts restraining order against TransCanada

TransCanada achieved a small victory in a Nacogdoches County courtroom Thursday morning.

Texas law enforcement database: 10,000th unexpected DNA match

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Combined DNA Index System (CODIS) program recently passed a new milestone, the 10,000th offender cold hit, which are unexpected DNA matches that help solve open cases.

Serial killer caught in East Texas a murder addict, police say

Confessed serial killer Israel Keyes was a murder addict who found great enjoyment in taking people's lives, police say.