Statewide News

Federal jury convicts Austin man who harbored female at local motel

Jose Gallegos, 47, of Austin, has been found guilty by a Corpus Christi jury of harboring and transporting an undocumented person, announced United States Attorney Kenneth Magidson.

Kids get special flight to North Pole

In Houston, a group of kids got a special visit to the North Pole. It was a treat planned just for them by United Airlines, Phillip Mena has the details on this unforgettable trip.

Deepwater Horizon Oil trustees invite public comment on restoration projects

The Deepwater Horizon oil spill Natural Resource Damage Assessment Trustees have released a draft plan that proposes $627 million in early restoration projects across the Gulf states.

Man falls asleep on plane, gets locked inside

A trip from Louisiana to California took a bizarre turn, during a connection in Houston.

DPS urges Texans traveling the state to be prepared for winter storm

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is encouraging Texans to prepare for an arctic cold front expected to impact parts of Texas during the next few days, including the weekend.

Human smuggler sentenced to 10 years in prison for deaths of 7 immigrants

A 20-year-old Mexican man, responsible for the deaths of seven people after his smuggling vehicle crashed while he was fleeing from law enforcement, was sentenced Wednesday to 10 years in prison.

Attorney General Abbott files Amicus Brief in support of gun rights

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott joined a bipartisan coalition of attorneys general from 26 states and one U.S. territory in filing a U.S. Supreme Court amicus brief in defense of gun rights.

Reward increased to $15,000 for Most Wanted Sex Offender

The reward for Santos Francisco Sanchez, 46, a Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offender and this month’s featured fugitive, has increased to as much as $15,000 for information leading to his capture if the tip comes in during the month of Decemb

TX is home to the world's largest gingerbread house

Texas is known for doing things big. Now the Lone Star state is home to the world's largest gingerbread house, Natasha Sweatte has the story.

Texans security guard fired for Tom Brady picture

A Houston man says he lost his job because he took advantage of a photo-op with Patriots star Tom Brady, but his former employer says he broke the rules, Rekha Muddaraj has the details.

Principal tries to ban Spanish in class

A Texas middle school is under fire after students say they were banned from speaking Spanish in class. The students say their principal announced the rule last month over the intercom, Drew Karedes reports.

Woman dies after devastating home explosion

In Texas, friends and family are remembering a woman who died after a devastating explosion at her home. You can see shredded insulation and wood strewn all over the ground.

15 year-old buys car for a $1

A Texas teenager feels like he hit the lottery after getting to buy a car for $1. A Houston car dealership sold five cars at that price during a Black Friday special.

Shoppers sprayed at Walmart store

Thanksgiving shoppers looking for some great bargains got more than they bargained for at one Texas Walmart. Police in Odessa began spraying pepper spray when a crowd of shoppers got out of control.

GRAPHIC WARNING: Houston teen feels victimized after a video of beating

A Houston teenager was beaten by one of her good friends and it was caught on camera. She feels she's being victimized again because the video has gone viral.