Statewide News

Perry defends strict abortion law in Texas

The bill placing new curbs on abortion that passed the Texas legislature last week isn't anti-women, Gov. Rick Perry argued Sunday.

Attorney General Greg Abbott launches campaign for governor

Declaring that he both literally and figuratively has a spine of steel, Attorney General Greg Abbott announced his candidacy for governor Sunday.

West Nile Virus Fast Facts

West Nile virus is an illness spread by infected mosquitoes. More than 1,400 people have died of West Nile virus in the U.S., since it was first detected in New York City in 1999.

Illinois governor jabs Perry's 'favorite subject'

Roommates can be the worst. Take it from Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn, who on Sunday relayed his experience bunking with Gov. Rick Perry of Texas.

TV show set shakes as house blast sparks fire through neighborhood

Residents of a Corpus Christi, Texas, neighborhood had the kind of wake-up call no homeowner wants to get.

Hurricane season is underway and cities are getting better prepared

Hurricane season is underway and cities along the gulf and east coasts say they are better prepared this year.

Randy Travis remains under heavy sedation, in critical condition

Country singer Randy Travis remained under heavy sedation and in critical condition Friday, two days after surgery relieved pressure on his brain after a stroke, his publicist said.

Stolen NFL, college championship rings among items recovered in search of BR home

Three people were arrested during the execution of a search warrant yesterday. Among the items seized were 4 football championship rings, including three from LSU and one from the NFL.

$7,500 reward offered for TX most wanted fugitive

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has added Robert Allen Kotlar, 54, to the Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitives list, and a cash reward up to $7,500 is now being offered for information leading to his capture.

Workers pump mud into leaking natural gas well in Gulf

Workers are pumping mud into a well in the Gulf of Mexico, south of Louisiana, to try to stop a natural gas leak that is also leaving a sheen on top of the water, federal officials said Wednesday.