Statewide News

Texas community absorbs 10 inches of rain in a few hours

A community just outside of Austin, Texas, was pounded by about 10 inches of rain over a few hours early Tuesday, causing flash floods and leaving at least 15 residences surrounded by water, a Texas emergency management official told CNN.

Texas voter ID law goes to court

Texas state officials went to federal court Monday to defend a controversial new voter identification law, dismissing suggestions the requirement would deny hundreds of thousands of people -- many of them minorities -- access to the ballot.

Feds unveil indictments in Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry's slaying

Federal authorities unsealed Monday an indictment charging five men in the death of U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry and offering up to $1 million for information leading to the arrest of the four men still at large.

Pollock singer wins Cenla Idol 2012

Jonas Augustine, 22, of Pollock, La., is amazed at the possibility that he would be the winner of Saturday's Cenla Idol 2012 Finale in the Alexandria Mall.

Tom Cruise, Katie Holmes settle divorce

Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes have signed a divorce settlement hammered out by their lawyers, the attorney for Holmes told CNN Monday.

Mexico accuses U.S. agent in fatal border shooting

Mexico's foreign ministry has accused a U.S. border patrol agent of fatally shooting a Mexican citizen over the weekend.

Commercial space company moving headquarters to Texas

MIDLAND – Gov. Rick Perry today joined XCOR Aerospace and the Midland Development Corp. to announce the creation of XCOR’s new Commercial Space Research and Development Center headquarters at the Midland International Airport.

Inmate allegedly binds hostage with shirt, uses spoon as weapon

Former Doña Ana County Detention Center inmate Joshua Martinez, 21, faces felony charges following a July 4 incident in which he took two fellow inmates hostage in a booking cell.

Man with road rage accused of beating up teen, hitting two with car

A case of road rage was taken way too far when a Eunice man allegedly attacked two women. One of the victims, a teen girl, was allegedly beat violently by the suspect.

Sparkler bomb to blame for Arkansas teen's death

One Southern Arkansas teenager is dead and another injured after a fireworks accident at a home in Buckner.