Statewide News

Tall, white Stetsons; humorous truisms: Football coach Bum Phillips dies at 90

A Texas white hat crossed through the pearly gates Friday. "Bum" Phillips, the former NFL football coach, who led the Houston Oilers to glory and struggled with the New Orleans Saints, died at age 90.

Louisiana officials report third West Nile Virus death of year

The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) has confirmed the state's third West Nile virus death this year. The death is from Rapides Parish, and is the second death this year from Rapides Parish.

TxDOT releases names of top 25 toll offenders

Following the signing of Senate Bill 1792 or 'scofflaw,' the Texas Department of Transportation today released the top 25 toll violators.

Mavs blow past Pacers, now 2-2 for the preseason

The Mavericks then lined up against a Pacers team playing without three starters as swingman Paul George (bronchitis), center Roy Hibbert (rest) and power forward David West (rest) all sat out the game for the home squad.

Case Keenum to start Sunday against Chiefs

Former Houston Cougar Case Keenum will make his first NFL start at Kansas City after the decision was made to not try to let Matt Schaub play Sunday, coach Gary Kubiak said Thursday.

Nolan Ryan leaving Rangers

Texas Rangers Chief Executive Officer Nolan Ryan today announced his retirement, effective October 31.

DHH emphasizes importance of safe sleep environment for infants during SIDS Awareness Month

In Louisiana, approximately 80 babies die each year from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), which is the broad medical term for sudden, unexplained deaths of infants before they reach their first birthdays.

VA plans to fund grant application for Northeast LA Veterans Cemetery in Rayville

The Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs (LDVA) announced that it has received a letter of intent from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) stating it plans to provide grant funds to establish the Northeast Louisiana Veterans Cemetery in

VIDEO: TX school district puts up sign warning would-be criminals their teachers are locked, loaded

A Texas school district is taking its security plan very seriously.

Texas soldier earns Expert Field Medical Badge

A Texas Army National Guard soldier was one of a select few individuals here to qualify for the coveted Expert Field Medical Badge (EFMB) on Wednesday.