Statewide News

Cyclospora illnesses in Texas prompts investigation

A recent surge in reports of illnesses due to the parasite Cyclospora has prompted the Texas Department of State Health Services to begin an investigation into the infections in hopes of determining a common source.

Border Health Conference asking for federal resources to help undocumented immigrants

Texas physicians who practice along the border were in Washington D.C.. on Wednesday, talking about the lack of resources to  help the thousands of undocumented immigrants crossing the border.

Selection of Texas National Guard troops to begin soon

Members of the National Guard are still waiting to find out whether they'll be part of the 1,000 troops to be sent to the border in South Texas.

Homeland Security Secretary's solution to border crisis, "Go after the smuggling organizations."

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson says the U.S. is making progress in processing and deporting the large numbers of illegal immigrants coming across the border.

Coast Guard, life flight medevac woman after boat runs aground

The Coast Guard medevaced a woman after she and a child sustained injuries from being ejected as their boat ran hard aground Tuesday near Port O'Connor, Texas.

Bizarre charge: Peeing on candy

(KPRC) The Houston Police Department has released new details regarding a bizarre incident involving a Manhattan real estate heir.

Corpus Christi man sentenced for possessing child pornography

Lee Marvin Koerner, 50, has been ordered to prison following his conviction of possession of child pornography, announced United States Attorney Kenneth Magidson. Koerner pleaded guilty April 21, 2014.

Governor Perry deploys Texas National Guard troops to border

Gov. Rick Perry today directed Texas Adjutant General John Nichols to immediately begin preparations for the deployment of up to 1,000 National Guard troops to the border.

Owners of a Fort Worth funeral home are facing charges of abuse of a corpse

Both owners of the Johnson Family Funeral Home in Fort Worth are facing charges of abuse of a corpse. Police found the remains of eight people, including two stillborn babies, unattended inside the mortuary on Tuesday.

Four plead guilty in Houston to sex trafficking, harboring and money laundering

Four people entered guilty pleas Thursday to conspiracy to harbor illegal aliens relating to their roles in a sex trafficking, harboring and money laundering organization, announced U.S.

New fraud schemes targeting families of unaccompanied children

The Federal Bureau of Investigation-San Antonio Division, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services-Office of Inspector General, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and U.S.

Reward $5,000 for Texas 10 Most Wanted fugitive from Dallas

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has added Israel Aguirre, 33, 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 capture.

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