Statewide News

Texas officials urges precautions to reduce West Nile exposure

The Texas Department of State Health Services is urging people to take precautions to reduce the risk of contracting West Nile virus, a mosquito borne illness.

U.S. Senator Cornyn opposes UN Arms Treaty

U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) joined 50 Senators in expressing grave concern about the dangers posed to Texans’ Second Amendment rights by the United Nations’ Arms Trade Treaty.

ETX man arrested twice for public intoxication in 12-hour period

A Lufkin man managed to get arrested for public intoxication twice almost 12 hours apart exactly Wednesday.

Texas board removes name of bogus Tuskegee airman from state veterans home

The Texas Land Board has ordered the removal of one man's name honored at the Watkins-Logan-Garrison Texas State Veterans Home in Tyler.

Man arrested in Zachary for kidnapping, rape of teen girl

A man was arrested in Zachary last night because police believe he’s responsible for the kidnapping and rape of a 15 year old girl from the Lafayette area.

3 of Texas most wanted fugitives captured in last week

The Texas Department of Public Safety today announced that three of the Texas 10 Most Wanted fugitives or sex offenders were captured within the last week.

Justice Department, New Orleans PD agree on overhaul

Attorney General Eric Holder led federal and local officials Tuesday in announcing a massive overhaul of the New Orleans Police Department, which has been plagued for years by corruption, excessive use of force, illegal searches and widespread

DPS: Damaged front tire caused deadly pickup truck accident

A damaged front right tire caused the pickup truck accident in Texas that killed 15 people in the town of Goliad this week, authorities said Wednesday.

Texas receives $3 million in grants to help recent Army veterans find employment

The states of Georgia, Illinois, North Carolina and Texas will receive grants totaling $3 million to develop strategies aimed at helping returning Army veterans find employment more quickly through the public workforce system, Secretary of Labo

One dead, two injured after tavern shooting in Iberia Parish

One person is dead and two others were sent to the hospital after a shooting incident that happened early this morning at a tavern located in Iberia Parish.