Statewide News

Mother convicted of starving her two daughters

A Texas mother has been convicted of starving her two young girls. Kayela McClintick was found guilty of two counts of injury to a child by omission on Wednesday.

Webb County Justice of the Peace pleads guilty to extortion

Ricardo Rangel, justice of the peace for Webb County Precinct 2 - Place 2, has been convicted of extortion under color of official right, announced U.S. Attorney Kenneth Magidson.

Coast Guard contracts salvor to remove beached vessel near Freeport, Texas

The Coast Guard contracted a salvage company to remove the threat of pollution from a derelict fishing vessel that went aground Thursday, about 20 miles south of Freeport, Texas, on Sargent Beach.

New Red Snapper reporting program shows promising results

As one of the most sought after fish in the gulf, red snapper became the subject of a new reporting system that has shown favorable results.

Game Wardens working more marijuana cultivation cases

Texas game wardens have recently been involved with four separate illegal marijuana cultivation cases in rural areas.

Reward increased to $10,000 for Most Wanted Fugitive

The reward for Israel Aguirre, 33, a Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitive and this month’s featured fugitive, has been increased to $10,000 for information leading to his capture if the tip comes in during the month of September.

Austin brewery releases 99 pack of beer

Everything is bigger in Texas, including the packs of beer. Forget about a 6 pack or 12 pack, this one has 99 cans in it.

“Beautiful But Gone” video packs powerful water safety message

As thousands of Texans make plans to take to the water over the Labor Day weekend, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is releasing an emotionally charged educational video aimed at getting a boating safety message to parents.

Alice man guilty of Social Security disability fraud

Guatemozin Garcia, 59, of Alice, has pleaded guilty to fraudulently receiving Social Security disability benefits, announced U.S. Attorney Kenneth Magidson.

Boy calls police from inside carjacked SUV

A Houston boy is happy to be home after a frightening ride inside a carjacked vehicle. His actions helped police rescue him and other children who were in the car, Syan Rhodes has the story.

Former Houston police officer who survived 1993 shooting now accused of sex crime

A well known former Houston police officer finds himself on the other side of the law and family members are trying to come to grips with Danny Vaughan's arrest.

Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offender arrested in Mexico

Dallas Wayne Waddell, 49, a Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offender, is now in custody after being arrested last week in Mexico.

Coast Guard transports 3 men, 2 dogs off Padre Island National Seashore

The Coast Guard picked up three men and two dogs from Padre Island National Seashore after their vehicles became disabled on the beach Wednesday.

Unique collaboration reveals dinosaurs once roamed San Antonio

Texas Parks & Wildlife and the Witte Museum have formed a new partnership to document and research the only known dinosaur footprints on public land in Bexar County.

Zeta cartel member sentenced in conspiracy to smuggle firearms/grenades into Mexico

Richard John Medina aka “El Guero,” 40, of Laredo, has been ordered to prison for being a felon in possession of multiple firearms and grenades, announced United States Attorney Kenneth Magidson. Medina pleaded guilty Tuesday, Dec.