Statewide News

Representative Dan Flynn calls for additional tax relief

In a letter to Governor Rick Perry, State Representative Dan Flynn (R-Van) joined 29 of his fellow colleagues in a request to add significant franchise tax rate relief to the call of the first special session of the Texas Legislature.

Gov. Rick Perry: Politicians aren't perfect

Gov. Rick Perry of Texas made light at a major gathering of conservatives on Saturday of his sometimes rocky 2012 run for the White House.

Gov. Perry signs drug screening legislation

Gov. Rick Perry today signed Senate Bill 21, which will require mandatory drug screening as a condition for the receipt of unemployment compensation benefits by certain individuals. The governor was joined by bill author Sen.

Neighborhood terrorized by helicopter gun range

A helicopter gun range in North Texas has some residents upset, Steve Stoler tells us more about the gunfire that's terrorizing their neighborhood.

Gov. Perry signs 'Merry Christmas' bill, stands up for religious freedom

Gov. Rick Perry today signed House Bill 308, which allows public school students and staff to use traditional holiday greetings and display religious scenes and symbols on school property. The governor was joined by bill author Rep.

US, AR file joint complaint against ExxonMobil for Pegasus Pipeline oil spill

Today the United States and the state of Arkansas filed a joint enforcement action against ExxonMobil Pipeline Company and Mobil Pipe Line Company (ExxonMobil) in federal district court in Little Rock, Ark.

TX boy receives backlash for Nat'l Anthem performance at NBA Finals

10-year-old Sebastien De La Cruz was a hit tuesday night as he sang the national anthem at the NBA Finals. But, he has since faced internet backlash with people making comments about his race.

Chemical plant explosion in St. Gabriel Parish

A “shelter in place” is in effect surrounding the Williams Olefins plant after an explosion. Residents are being asked to stay inside their homes with doors and windows closed.

LHSAA sets Prep Classic football schedule

The Louisiana High School Athletic Association (LHSAA) announced last week at its annual summer meeting that it will play four additional state championships for a total of nine state football championships in 2013.

REPORT: FEMA refuses to provide aid to West, Texas after plant explosion

Media reports are stating Governor Rick Perry received a letter from the Federal Emergency Management Agency saying they are not going to provide money to assist in rebuilding a Central Texas town that was ripped apart by a fertilizer plant exp