Statewide News

Alien smuggler gets more than 16 years for deadly crash

Mexican National Manuel Rendon-Lucas, 19, has been ordered to federal prison and must pay nearly $3 million in restitution for his involvement in a deadly single vehicle accident that occurred in Brooks County in Novemeber 2013, announced Unite

Necropsy shows dog shot in back of head by ETX deputy

EDITOR'S NOTE: The Middleton family released the video above of proceedings directly following the shooting incident. Warning some of the material can be considered graphic in nature and may not be suitable for all audiences.

$3,000 reward offered for Most Wanted Sex Offender from East Texas area

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has added Jerry Holmes, 42, to the Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offenders list, and a cash reward up to $3,000 is now being offered for information leading to his capture.

West, Texas, fertilizer plant blast that killed 15 'preventable,' safety board says

The 2013 fertilizer plant blast that killed 15 people and wounded another 226 in West, Texas, "should never have occurred," the chairman of the U.S. Chemical Safety Board said Tuesday.

TX company says debit card surcharge not illegal

Texas state investigators are examining complaints against businesses who charge an extra fee for debit card users.

Take Care of Texas encourages Earth Day participation

Take Care of Texas is offering “Take Six for Texas,” a bundle of six yard care guides that not only help you maintain a healthy yard, but save you money and time, while protecting Texas’ environment.

Dallas man, involved in marijuana distribution ring, sentenced to prison

A Dallas man, who pleaded guilty in July 2013 to his role as a leader of a north Texas marijuana distribution conspiracy, was sentenced Monday to 17 ½ years in federal prison.

Seven convicted in firearms trafficking conspiracy

Seven Houston residents have pleaded guilty for their roles in a conspiracy to traffic dozens of AK-47 variant rifles from the Houston area to Mexico, announced United States Attorney Kenneth Magidson along with Robert Elder, special agent in c

DPS releases annual Texas gang threat assessment

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has released the updated Texas Gang Threat Assessment, which was developed to provide a broad overview of gang activity in the state of Texas.

Barber sculps detailed haircuts for die-hard San Antonio Spurs fans

In San Antonio, a barber/die hard basketball fan is using his talents to support his team in the NBA playoffs. Rogelio Mares takes a look at some devoted fans who wear their team spirit, on their heads.

A woman is killed when she's swept away by a river of hail

A deadly hail storm in Texas over the weekend claims one life. The victim was swept away by a river of hail, Alec Schreck reports the woman was found buried under several feet of hail.

Border Patrol agents rescue man from burning truck

Border Patrols agents from the Rio Grande Valley Sector saved the life of a man, who was trapped inside a burning pickup truck early Tuesday morning.

Gov. Perry authorizes additional disaster recovery funds for City of West

Gov. Rick Perry today granted the City of West's request for an additional $4.8 million in disaster grant assistance for recovery efforts related to the fertilizer plant explosion that occurred in April 2013.

Video captures burglary suspect watching sleeping baby

A chilling story out of Harris County, surveillance video captured a burglar walking through a home and creeping into an toddler's room as the child's parents slept nearby.

Hail storm hits Austin

A strong hail storm gave drivers in Austin a loud and bumpy commute on Monday morning. Showers and thunderstorms swept through the area, bringing hail and wind gusts.