Statewide News

New helicopter strengthens Texas Game Wardens

The Texas Game Warden’s today unveiled its new Airbus AS350B3e helicopter that will enhance the department’s statewide law enforcement apparatus and assist with its search and rescue and disaster response efforts.

Dallas FBI looking for suspect of bank robbery

The Dallas' FBI Violent Crimes Task Force and Dallas PD are looking for help in identifying the suspect involved in an attempted bank robbery and a robbery that took place over the weekend.

Armored truck driver and truck's contents missing

A mystery in an Amarillo, Texas neighborhood, an abandoned armored truck, engine running, driver and contents nowhere to be seen. Police are looking for clues but so far haven't found any answers, Steven Graves has the story.

A Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offender is arrested in Dallas

Jeffrey Ortiz, 37, a Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offender, is now in custody after being arrested Dec. 16 in Dallas.

“Shrek” receives significant sentence in Operation El Patron

Oscar DeLeon, aka “Shrek,” 39, of Laredo, has been sentenced to more than 20 years in prison and ordered to pay nearly $42 million following multiple convictions of drug and international money laundering charges resulting from a lo

Master Naturalist Program will be conducting training classes for volunteers at RGV chapter

Sixteen chapters of the Texas Master Naturalist program will be conducting training classes in the coming spring and summer months for volunteers wanting to learn about natural resource and conservation management.

TxDOT reminds Texans to give the gift of a sober ride this holiday season

As holiday festivities get into full swing, the Texas Department of Transportation reminds drivers to stay safe and sober when traveling to and from parties and other celebrations.

Mexican National indicted in death of two smuggled aliens

A grand jury in has returned an indictment charging Amurabi Medina-Cruz, 21, with conspiracy to transport illegal aliens and eight counts of transporting an illegal alien, announced U.S. Attorney Kenneth Magidson.

Texas sets annual job growth record for fourth month in a row

Continuing its momentum of strong job growth, Texas added 34,800 seasonally adjusted total nonfarm jobs in November, for a total of 441,200 jobs added since last year.

Governor Perry helps announce acquisition of Texas biotech firm

Gov. Rick Perry today helped announce the acquisition of Kalon Biotherapeutics LLC by FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies U.S.A. Inc., a subsidiary of FUJIFILM Corp.

Ten sentenced for involvement in Aryan Brotherhood of Texas racketeering conspiracy

Ten Aryan Brotherhood of Texas (ABT) gang members and associates were sentenced to prison this week for their roles in the violent ABT enterprise, announced U.S. Attorney Kenneth Magidson and Assistant Attorney General Leslie R.

Laredo man sentenced to prison for fleeing from federal officers

Yozeth Muniz aka Eric Garcia and Paul Muniz has been ordered to prison for three years for resisting arrest and obstructing federal officers, announced U.S. Attorney Kenneth Magidson. Muniz, 27, of Laredo, pleaded guilty May 14, 2013.

Phone scam claims immediate payment of overdue bills or child support

The Texas Office of the Attorney General (OAG) has opened a criminal investigation into an apparent identity theft ring that is claiming to be either a governmental or debt collection agency in an attempt to steal state residents’ persona

U.S. seizes investment account of former Mexican governor’s political appointee

An investment account in McAllen alleged to be owned by Homero De La Garza Tamez has been seized as a result of an the efforts of a multi-agency Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) investigation, announced U.S.

Former high school teacher sentenced for possession child pornography

Thomas David Thompson, 65, of Corpus Christi, has been sentenced for possession of child pornography, announced U.S. Attorney Kenneth Magidson. He pleaded guilty Aug. 29, 2014.