Statewide News

State of Texas adds over 19,000 jobs in June

The Texas economy added 19,100 seasonally-adjusted total nonfarm jobs in June for a total of 371,000 jobs added since June 2013.

Texas Prepaid Tuition Program enrollment deadline approaches

The deadline is July 31 for Texas families to enroll their newborns in the Texas Tuition Promise Fund® and avoid future increases in tuition and required fees at Texas public colleges and universities.

Texas investigating measles exposures at Kansas softball event

Texas Department of State Health Services has issued a measles health alert after being notified by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment that more than 30 Texas residents may have been exposed to the highly contagious disease at a Wi

Texas Ranger Wende Wakeman becomes highest-ranking female in Texas Ranger history

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) today announced the promotion of Texas Ranger Wende Wakeman to the rank of lieutenant, making her the highest-ranking female in Texas Ranger history. The promotion is effective August 1.

Mexican man sentenced to 45 years in prison for deaths of 7 smuggled aliens

A Mexican national was sentenced to 45 years in prison Monday for seven deaths which resulted when he crashed his vehicle carrying 14 smuggled aliens in south Texas while fleeing from police.

Tea Party members calling out state leaders on immigration crisis

Tea Party members are calling out state leaders for not doing enough to fix the immigration crisis.

Fort Worth police find eight bodies inside vacant funeral home

Texas police are investigating after a morbid discovery. They found eight bodies, one of them of a baby, in a funeral home that had been forced to close.

Mission Solar Energy LLC Partners with Alamo Colleges for job-training grant

Mission Solar Energy LLC (Mission Solar) has partnered with Alamo Colleges to provide job training using a $382,796 Skills Development Fund grant from the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC).

Boyfriend accused of killing girlfriend in front of her children

A Texas man is accused of stabbing his girlfriend several times, then throwing her off a balcony-- all in front of her four young children. The victim died later at the hospital, and the boyfriend is now in jail being held without bond.

Reward now $17,500 for Most Wanted Fugitive

The Texas Department of Public Safety is reminding the public that the reward for Freddie Alaniz, 34, has increased to $17,500 for information leading to his capture if the tip comes in during the month of July.

Shoppers smash window to save 2 kids inside hot car while mother got a haircut

The KPRC story on the Kid In Hot Car is actually more of an “accident” and not negligence.

Department of Homeland Security says deportations begin this week

Deportations begin this week. The Department of Homeland Security says illegal arrivals to the Untied States are mostly going back.

Texas Sales Tax holiday is Aug. 8 to 10

Texas Comptroller Susan Combs reminds shoppers they can save money on certain items priced under $100 during the state's annual sales tax holiday. This year, the sales tax holiday is scheduled for Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Aug.

Texas sets dove, teal seasons

Dove hunters will have more opportunity later in the season with dates and bag limits finalized by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department this last week.

Firefighters rescue a boy who trapped himself in a safe

A Texas boy had to be rescued after getting stuck in a safe. The Beaumont Fire Department says the four year-old locked himself inside a safe at a meat market on Friday afternoon.