Statewide News

Cornyn and Vela lead bipartisan letter to President on Mexico’s water debt owed to the U.S.

Senator John Cornyn and Congressman Filemon Vela sent a bipartisan letter to President Obama on Mexico's continual noncompliance with the 1944 Water Treaty and its impact on Texas farmers and municipalities.

Thousands of citations thrown out after ticket-rigging scheme by Houston officers

Thousands of traffic citations issued in Houston are being thrown out. It comes after several officers were accused in a ticket rigging scandal, Jeremy Rogalski has the story.

Texas adds 20,100 jobs in August

The Texas labor market added 20,100 seasonally adjusted total nonfarm jobs in August. Over the year, employers expanded their payrolls by 395,200 total non-farm jobs.

Search continues for Travis County deputy swept away by flood waters

Rescue efforts were suspended on Thursday evening for a Travis County Sheriff's Deputy who was swept away during a flash flood in Austin earlier in the day.

Texas Sea Grant Agent Tony Reisinger to offer fish printing art class

Tony Reisinger, the Texas Sea Grant College Program’s Cameron County Extension Agent for Coastal & Marine Resources, will teach a class in the art of fish printing at The University of Texas-Pan American Coastal Studies Lab, located i

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.