Statewide News

Hasan declines to give closing argument in shooting of Ft. Hood soldiers case

Army Maj. Nidal Hasan, who admitted killing 13 people and wounding 32 others in November 2009, declined to give closing statement at court-martial on Thursday.

U.S. Department of Justice to file lawsuit against Texas over voter-ID law

The Department of Justice announced today that it will file a new lawsuit against the State of Texas, the Texas Secretary of State, and the Director of the Texas Department

Measles alert issued for residents of North Texas

Citing six confirmed measles cases in the last month and 11 cases for the year, the Texas Department of State Health Services has issued a health alert and is urging immunization against this highly contagious illness.

ACT scores show more Louisiana students ready for college

The Department of Education and ACT today announced that the number of Louisiana high school students demonstrating readiness in English, math, and science for college level work increased significantly between 2012 and 2013, showing gains in e

Hasan trial: Day 11, 89 witnesses later

After 11 days of testimony from 89 witnesses, the government has rested its case in the case of U.S. vs. Nidal M. Hasan. Judge Tara Osborn began the day reviewing the witness lsit form the defense.

TX woman arrested for voting multiple times in 2012 run-off election

Sonia Leticia Solis, 54, has been charged with voting more than once in connection with the 2012 primary runoff election held in Cameron County on July 31, 2012, United States Attorney Kenneth Magidson announced today.

DPS offering $3,000 reward for 'Most Wanted Sex Offender,' could be in East Texas

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has added Doug Otis Sims, 32, to the Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offenders list, and a cash reward up to $3,000 is now being offered for information leading to his capture.

Senator Cruz releases birth certificate after questions rise about presidential eligibility

As Ted Cruz's profile has skyrocketed in the last year-thanks to his election to the U.S.

"Move Over or Slow Down" TxDOT law to take effect on September 1st.

September not only brings the start of fall, but also the start of a new requirement for Texas drivers.

Border Patrol seizes 9 tons of marijuana in 2 days

Nine tons of marijuana was intercepted in the Valley during August 15th and 16th. On Thursday, Border Patrol agents spotted a loaded pickup truck heading away from the river.