Statewide News

Felon in possession sentenced to three years in prison

Carlos Luna, 45, of Corpus Christi, has been handed a 36-month sentence for his conviction of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, announced United States Attorney Kenneth Magidson. Luna entered a plea of guilty on Thursday, Aug.

RESTORE Council accepting submissions for restoration projects along the Texas coast

The RESTORE Council announced on Thursday, August 21st that submissions are now being accepted for restoration projects along the Texas Gulf Coast, to be funded by penalties resulting from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

San Antonio man convicted of sex trafficking of minors

A federal jury convicted 38–year-old Marcus Deshawn Wright for his role in prostituting two minor females last year announced United States Attorney Robert Pitman, Special Agent in Charge Christopher Combs of the FBI’s San Antonio D

Cypress man convicted of distributing child pornography

Jimmy Ortiz, 33, of Cypress, has entered a guilty plea to one count of distribution of child pornography, announced United States Attorney Kenneth Magidson.

Texas sets waterfowl seasons for 2014-15

Duck populations are the highest since North American surveys began in 1955, and as a result Texas will enjoy for the 20th consecutive year the most liberal waterfowl hunting season framework allowable.

McRaven appointed as next chancellor of The University of Texas System

The University of Texas System Board of Regents unanimously approved the appointment of Admiral William H.

Back to School driving tips

The end of summer means millions of Texas children will soon return to school. TxDOT reminds drivers to be extra cautious as school zones become more active and be aware of school bus safety.

Coast Guard continues search for missing man from capsized fishing vessel

A Coast Guard rescue boatcrew is continuing to search for a missing man near Cedar Bayou, near Houston, after the fishing vessel he was on capsized Monday afternoon.

What is next for Governor Perry after being indicted last week?

Texas Governor Rick Perry  has been indicted by a grand jury on two felony counts, allegedly for trying to force a District Attorney to resign after getting a DWI.

Grand Jury Indicts Perry Over Integrity Unit Veto

A grand jury indicted Gov. Rick Perry on Friday on charges of abuse of power and coercion as part of an ethics inquiry into his veto of funding for the state’s public integrity unit.

Are these unemployment numbers better or worse?

Today,  the Texas Workforce announced the state's unemployment rate is at a steady 5.1 percent. A rate better than the national unemployment rate of 6.2.

Former correctional officer and spouse plead guilty to bribery and conspiracy

Joel Gonzalez, a former U.S.

TEA designates 16 new T-STEM Academies

Commissioner of Education Michael Williams announced today that the Texas Education Agency has designated 16 new Texas Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (T-STEM) Academies for the 2014-2015 school year.

Houston man gets 40 years for sex trafficking of children

Tevon Harris aka “Da Kidd” and “King Kidd,” 22, of Houston, will be spending the next 40 years in prison as a result of his convictions on two counts of trafficking children under 18 for commercial sex, announced United

NASA'S Independence replica gets a new home

A piece of NASA's history gets an adornment this morning. A giant crane lifted the space shuttle replica 'Independence' onto Space Center Houston's shuttle carrier aircraft, an old Boeing 747.