Statewide News

Gov. Perry helps dedicate pandemic influenza vaccine facility

Gov. Rick Perry today participated in the site dedication for the Pandemic Influenza Vaccine Facility, part of the Texas A&M Center for Innovation in Advanced Development and Manufacturing (Texas A&M CIADM).

Todd Staples to step down as Texas Agriculture Commissioner

Texas Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples announced he will be stepping aside after a lengthy tenure serving the State of Texas as an elected official. Commissioner Staples released the following statement about his decision:

Freighter sunk off the coast of Port Aransas to create artificial reef

Officials in Port Aransas, Texas yesterday sent a firefighter down into the Gulf of Mexico. The Kinta freighter was sank 75 feet to the bottom of the Gulf, to create an artificial reef.

Gov. Perry sends letter to Mexican President Peña Nieto, invites him to Texas

Gov. Rick Perry today sent the following letter to Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto following the President's comments last week regarding Gov.

$5,000 reward offered for Most Wanted Fugitive

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has added Rodney Dewayne Wynn, 34, to the Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitives list, and a cash reward up to $5,000 is now being offered for information leading to his arrest.

Worker guilty of calling in bomb threat to avoid working

Steve M. Gutierrez III, 40, has pleaded guilty to threatening to damage or destroy a structure by means of explosives, announced U.S. Attorney Kenneth Magidson.

Dallas man sentenced to 15 years in federal prison for sex trafficking a minor

A Dallas man who met a 15-year-old run-away girl at a bus station, took her, and made her engage in sex acts for money, was sentenced Monday by U.S. District Judge David C.

Coastwide seagrass rule anniversary signals hope for vital resource

This month marks the one-year anniversary of a law passed by the 83rd Texas Legislature prohibiting the uprooting of seagrass with the propeller of a boat within the coastal waters of Texas.

Three adults killed, one child injured at trailer park shooting

Police say a 63 year-old man has been arrested after three people were killed and a child injured in a shooting at a trailer park in South Texas.

Coast Guard rescues man off South Texas coast after missing for more than 24 hours

The Coast Guard rescued a man from the Gulf of Mexico Sunday, who was missing for more than 24 hours after his boat sank Saturday.

Teacher with HIV charged with sexual assault

A 43 year-old Texas music teacher is accused of sexually assaulting a teenage boy he met online and authorities say he possibly transmitted HIV to the boy.

Woman drowns in creek after rescuing her dog from the swift-moving water

Police say a 32 year-old woman drowned in a creek after rescuing her dog from the swift moving water.

TxDOT offering child safety seat demos in Pharr

As part of National Child Passenger Safety Week, Sept.

Texas execution goes forward

Lethal injection delivered to convicted double murderer Willie Trottie after appeals questioning drugs failed. Syan Rhodes reports.