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Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 7:46am

Statewide News

Attorney General Abbott supports deployment of state resources to target influx of illegal border crossings

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott issued the following statement strongly supporting state funding for border operations approved by Gov. Rick Perry, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst and Speaker Joe Straus:

2 in Texas arrested in terror-related cases

(CNN) -- Two men have been arrested in connection with terror-related activities, a U.S. attorney in Texas said Wednesday.

AgriLife Extension initiative includes easy-to-make recipes, videos and cooking schools

The idea of a family sitting down together for a meal may seem passé in today’s fast-paced, drive-through society, but a statewide initiative by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service is helping families eat healthier —

Bodies of veteran and his girlfriend discovered in North Texas home

The bodies of a Navy veteran and his girlfriend were discovered Sunday inside a North Texas home in an apparent murder suicide.

Police say a teacher admitted to sexually assaulting 6 year-old girl

Police in Austin, Texas say a teacher admitted to molesting a 6 year-old student girl. The student says the incident took place in a classroom at her elementary school, Eleanor Beck picks up the story from here.

Gov. Perry helps break ground on mental health facility at Ft. Hood

Gov. Rick Perry today highlighted Texas’ efforts to support veterans at a groundbreaking ceremony for the National Intrepid Center of Excellence Satellite Center, which will serve Ft.

Coast Guard sector Corpus Christi receives first HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircraft

Coast Guard Air Station Corpus Christi received its first of three HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircraft, Tuesday.

US Department of Labor’s OSHA announces expansion of its Lubbock, Texas, office

To serve the workplaces of a diverse and growing area better, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has expanded its office at 1205 Texas Ave.

Teen recounts shark attack

(KPRC) A Houston, Texas teenager is recovering after a shark encounter in Galveston. She was bitten over the weekend on West Beach, one of the most popular spots on the island.

Texas homeowner’s handbook to prepare for coastal natural hazards available

Hurricane forecasters predict a slow storm season this summer, but Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson is urging coastal homeowners to take the time now and get prepared for the next big one.

TX Gov. Perry brings fight for Tesla factory to California

Texas Governor Rick Perry rode into town in Sacramento in a Tesla, trying to take California jobs that are up for grabs, Mike Luery has the story.

Methamphetamine deals lands Laredoan in federal prison

Carlos Mercado, 39, has been ordered to prison following his conviction for transportation with intent to distribute 2.7 kilograms of methamphetamine, announced United States Attorney Kenneth Magidson.

ICE Houston deports Honduran woman wanted for kidnapping

A Honduran woman wanted in her native country for kidnapping was deported Tuesday by officers with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO).

TX Attorney General’s Child Support Division leads the nation in child support collections

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott’s Child Support Division ranks first in the nation for collecting more than $3.6 billion in child support for the federal fiscal year that ended Sept. 30, 2013.

Five persons sentenced in connection with Texas Game Warden assaults

One of two men arrested last fall for assaulting two Texas game wardens following a high-speed pursuit in Limestone County has been sentenced to 30 years in prison following guilty pleas to five felonies stemming from the case.