Statewide News

Recreational harvest of gray triggerfish to close in Louisiana state waters

Today, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries announced recreational fishing for gray triggerfish will close in Louisiana waters, at 12:01 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 15, and will remain closed until January 1, 2014.

Tropical Storm Karen

A hurricane watch is in effect for parts of the U.S. Gulf Coast after Tropical Storm Karen formed in the southeastern portion of the Gulf of Mexico, the National Hurricane Center said Thursday.

Fort Polk operations reduced or curtailed due to government shut down.

Some operations on Fort Polk will be reduced or curtailed due to the government shut down. They include: 1. Fort Polk commissary: Closed effective Oct. 2 for duration of shut down.

Senator Cruz proposes bill to fund all parts of VA during shutdown

U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) made the following statement, Wednesday, regarding Obamacare, the government "shutdown," and the World War II Memorial:

TX man arrested in connection with 2nd largest dog fighting raid in U.S. history

The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals was called upon by federal and local authorities to manage the transport and care of 16 more dogs surrendered by two defendants arrested in connection with the second largest dog fig

Anthrax case confirmed in 2 TX Sable Antelopes

According to the Texas Animal Health Commission, Anthrax has been detected in two sable antelopes in Edwards County, near Barksdale, Texas. This is the first confirmed case in the state this year.

Inmate charged with kidnapping, rape for incident involving correctional officer

An officer at the St. Martin Parish Correctional Center was held captive by an inmate and sexually assaulted, officials say.

After 33 years as UT AD, Dodds announces he will step down in August 2014

33-year University of Texas veteran Athletic Director, DeLoss Dodds, announced Tuesday, in a press conference, he will be stepping down in August 2014.

TX veterans slated to visit war memorials in D.C., Cornyn calls for Obama to open them despite government shutdown

World War II and other veterans visiting Washington this week as a part of the Honor Flight Network have been told their war memorials will be closed during their visit due to the federal government shutdown. U.S.

TX man wanted for 2012 murder arrested in LA during traffic stop

A speeding violation has led to the arrest of a Houston man who has been on the run since December of 2012.