Statewide News

Attorney General Abbott offers support to Cherokee County Judge over challenge to courthouse nativity display

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott sent the following letter to Cherokee County Judge Chris Davis, following a demand from a national nontheistic organization to remove a nativity scene from the grounds of the courthouse:

Man found guilty of Tax Fraud

A Corpus Christi man is pleading guilty of tax fraud. Damien Oneil Perez will remain in custody pending a sentencing hearing in March and faces up to five years in federal prison and a possible $250,000 fine.

TX leads 17 state coalition on President's executive order on immigration

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott issued the following statement after taking legal action challenging President Barack Obama’s immigration executive action:

Governor Perry calls on Congress to pass bill for resources to secure Southern border

Gov. Rick Perry today highlighted the ongoing need for the state’s border security operations, and called on Congress to quickly pass a bill to provide the resources necessary to secure our southern border.

Texas Wide Open For Veterans offers vets one stop opportunity to live and work in TX

Active members of the military and veterans who are considering where to begin their civilian lives can now access a new resource that reveals the many advantages and opportunities awaiting veterans choosing to make the Lone Star State their pe

DPS raises reward for info leading to capture of Most Wanted Sex Offender

The Texas Department of Public Safety is upping the reward for information leading to the arrest of a wanted sex offender.

Gun sales spike over Black Friday weekend

Gun shops are seeing green. Gun sales skyrocketed over Black Friday weekend. The FBI says it ran more than three background checks per second, for 175,000 total on Black Friday.

Texas Department of Agriculture market recap for November 2014

(Dec. 1, 2014) For the week ending Nov. 29, 2014, Texas auctions quoted feeder cattle prices from $12 higher to $4 lower with only a few locations reporting. Most auctions were closed for the week in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.

TX Legislative Budget Board expands DPS presence along Texas/Mexico border

The Legislative Budget Board voted unanimously Monday to expand law enforcement’s presence along the Texas-Mexico border, adding significant manpower to security operations that state leaders approved last summer.

Former youth pastor sentenced to prison for producing child pornography

A former youth pastor from east Texas was sentenced Monday to 23 years and four months in federal prison for producing child pornography, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales, Eastern District of Texas.

University of Texas offers Beyonce, Rihanna feminism course

Beyonce takes center stage at the University of Texas Austin. This Spring, students will be able to take a unique course featuring the superstar, Amanda Brandeis has the story.

Five children killed in mobile home fire

A heartbreaking story in Edna, Texas, where a family must now make funeral arrangements for five children who died in a mobile house fire.

Laredo man faces federal child pornography charges

A federal grand jury in Laredo has returned an indictment against Oscar Herrera III for possession and distribution of child pornography, announced U.S.

DPS urges Texans to practice safe driving habits during Thanksgiving holiday

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is urging Texans to drive responsibly and take extra precautions to help keep roadways safe during the heavily travelled Thanksgiving holiday weekend.

TX Attorney General Abbott pledges legal action on President's immigration action

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott issued the following statement today regarding President Obama’s immigration executive action announced last week: