Statewide News

Search for Hannah Graham continues

The man police say kidnapped a University of Virginia student will return to the state to face charges.

HHS announces $4,665,384 in grants to prevent chronic diseases in Texas

Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell today announced $4,665,384 in grant awards to Texas to support programs aimed at preventing chronic diseases such as heart disease, stroke and diabetes.

Police find suspect in UVA student's disappearance camping on beach in Texas

Police only have one suspect in the disappearance of Virginia College student Hannah Graham. On Wednesday, they brought him into custody, Andrew Spencer reports police found 32 year-old Jesse Matthew on a beach in Texas.

Wild hogs invade Houston

They're big, destructive, and potentially dangerous, and right now wild hogs are causing problems all across the Houston, Texas area.

Funeral Wednesday for Texas deputy who died in floods

Mourners will gather to remember a Central Texas sheriff's deputy who died after being swept away by floodwaters while checking low-water crossings.

Cornyn and Vela lead bipartisan letter to President on Mexico’s water debt owed to the U.S.

Senator John Cornyn and Congressman Filemon Vela sent a bipartisan letter to President Obama on Mexico's continual noncompliance with the 1944 Water Treaty and its impact on Texas farmers and municipalities.

Thousands of citations thrown out after ticket-rigging scheme by Houston officers

Thousands of traffic citations issued in Houston are being thrown out. It comes after several officers were accused in a ticket rigging scandal, Jeremy Rogalski has the story.

Texas adds 20,100 jobs in August

The Texas labor market added 20,100 seasonally adjusted total nonfarm jobs in August. Over the year, employers expanded their payrolls by 395,200 total non-farm jobs.

Search continues for Travis County deputy swept away by flood waters

Rescue efforts were suspended on Thursday evening for a Travis County Sheriff's Deputy who was swept away during a flash flood in Austin earlier in the day.

Texas Sea Grant Agent Tony Reisinger to offer fish printing art class

Tony Reisinger, the Texas Sea Grant College Program’s Cameron County Extension Agent for Coastal & Marine Resources, will teach a class in the art of fish printing at The University of Texas-Pan American Coastal Studies Lab, located i

Gov. Perry helps dedicate pandemic influenza vaccine facility

Gov. Rick Perry today participated in the site dedication for the Pandemic Influenza Vaccine Facility, part of the Texas A&M Center for Innovation in Advanced Development and Manufacturing (Texas A&M CIADM).

Todd Staples to step down as Texas Agriculture Commissioner

Texas Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples announced he will be stepping aside after a lengthy tenure serving the State of Texas as an elected official. Commissioner Staples released the following statement about his decision:

Freighter sunk off the coast of Port Aransas to create artificial reef

Officials in Port Aransas, Texas yesterday sent a firefighter down into the Gulf of Mexico. The Kinta freighter was sank 75 feet to the bottom of the Gulf, to create an artificial reef.

Gov. Perry sends letter to Mexican President Peña Nieto, invites him to Texas

Gov. Rick Perry today sent the following letter to Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto following the President's comments last week regarding Gov.