Statewide News

Independence Mayor to remain in office after resolution for removal fails

The Mayor of Independence will remain in office after a vote failed this morning to remove him.

Waco store manager kidnapped and robbed in "guerrilla style" attack

A Waco store manager was kidnapped and robbed early Friday morning, in what Police are calling a "guerilla style" attack.

Texas AG backs Kountze cheerleader's who used religious banners

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today sent a letter offering assistance to Kountze ISD Superintendent Kevin Weldon in response to the Freedom From Religion Foundation's recent letter incorrectly claiming that Kountze High School cheerlea

Texas A&M Forest Service: 301 million trees killed by drought

A Texas A&M Forest Service survey of hundreds of forested plots scattered across the state shows 301 million trees were killed as a result of the devastating 2011 drought.

Marijuana found stuffed in tire, gas tank at Texas port

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers working at the Fabens port of entry seized 754 pounds of marijuana Saturday. It was one of seven drug busts totaling 1,337 pounds made by area CBP officers this weekend.

Fort Hood soldier allegedly kills fellow soldier while drunk, mishandling gun

After a night of beer and football, a Fort Hood soldier tragically shot another soldier in the face and killed him.

Cen-Tex officials rule KISD school fire arson

Officials are investigating a major Killeen ISD fire that has been ruled arson.

Neglected dog found alive in trash bag

A small dog was found alive in a trash bag that was placed outside of someone’s home in the Goodwood area on Friday, Sept. 21.

2012 Louisiana Hot Air Balloon Championship Festival set to begin Sept. 21-23

The 2012 Louisiana Hot Air Balloon Championship Festival is set to take off on Friday, Sept. 21 at the Lamar-Dixon Expo Center, and conclude with competitive flights on Sunday, Sept. 23, said festival organizers.

Woman on the run after 1-year-old tests positive for cocaine

Doña Ana County Sheriff's investigators said a 30-year-old Mesquite woman is on the run after child-abuse charges were filed against her this week.