Statewide News

Texas unemployment rate falls for fourth consecutive month

The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in Texas fell to 6.1 percent in November, down from 6.2 percent in October.

Laredo doctor pleads guilty in misbranding drugs case

Eduardo Miranda M.D., 55, of Laredo, has pleaded guilty to one count of introducing misbranded drugs into the country, announced United States Attorney Kenneth Magidson.

CBP officer arrested on alien transporting charges

Juan Gabriel Bonilla, 27, a Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officer from Laredo, has been arrested for attempting to transport aliens into the United States and conspiracy to do so, announced United States Attorney Kenneth Magidson.

Former Laredo business owner convicted in large marijuana case

A federal jury has returned a guilty verdict against Marco Antonio Marchan, 45, for engaging in a conspiracy to distribute and possession with intent to distribute in excess of 1,000 kilograms of marijuana, announced United States Attorney Kenn

Smoke shop owner and realtor sentenced to federal prison

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Lower Rio Grande Basin study shows shortfall in future water supply

Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner Michael L.

Flu season hitting stride in December; Valley experiencing high number of cases

Flu season arrived in full force this December. The level of of flu-like illness currently stands as "high" in Texas, according to the Department of State Health Services.

Texas Parks & Wildlife offering Holiday gifts for the Outdoorsman on your list

With the holidays around the corner, families everywhere are in the midst of their Christmas shopping for the important people in their lives.

Congressman Cuellar reports 700,000 Texans received rebate through the Affordable Care Act

Congressman Henry Cuellar (DTX-28) announced that approximately 726,200 consumers in Texas received an average rebate of approximately $95 per family because of new rules under the Affordable Care Act in 2013.

Victim of "Affluenza" teen now "minimally responsive"

The family of a teenager who killed four people in a DWI crash could face a multi-million dollar lawsuit. Ethan Couch avoided jail time, having been sentenced to 10 years probation.

TEA identifies Valley schools to receive additional federal funding for instructional improvement

The Texas Education Agency (TEA) has identified Title I schools and charters eligible for additional federal funding to strengthen performance on its campuses.

Questions surround judge in 'Affluenza' case

A Texas teen kills four people in a drunken driving crash and a judge gives him 10 years probation. It's a case that's sparked outrage all over the nation with many questioning the judge's decision, Jason Whitley reports.

New canine teams join DPS crime fighting efforts

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) graduated five troopers and canines from an eight-week training program.

TX Attorney General secures privacy protections for members of True.com

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott secured privacy protections for members of national dating service True.com.

Canyon State Natural Area to offer special holiday site openings

Texans looking to experience the beauty and adventure of the Texas Hill Country will have more opportunities to visit and explore Government Canyon State Natural Area in west Bexar County during the upcoming Christmas holidays and throughout th