Statewide News

Rainwater harvesting ‘soaking in’ as way to conserve Texas’ water resources

After a long dry period, many parts of the state have finally received some badly needed rain, and those with rainwater harvesting systems have been reaping the rewards of this belated gift from Mother Nature, said Texas A&M AgriLife water

TWC warns Texas job seekers to be aware of false employment scams

The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) wants Texas job seekers to be aware that unscrupulous people posing as potential employers may try to take their money in exchange for non-existent jobs, even sometimes posing as representatives of establish

Gov. Perry urges Texans to prepare for 2014 Hurricane Season

Gov. Perry is urging Texans to prepare their families and homes for the 2014 Hurricane Season, which begins June 1 and runs through the end of November.

Tort reform means more doctors for Texans

Texas faced a major turning point in 2003, one that could have seriously jeopardized the economic successes our state has enjoyed over the past decade.

Department State Health Services urges precautions as West Nile Season nears

The Texas Department of State Health Services advises the public to take precautions to avoid mosquito bites that may lead to West Nile illness. As we enter the warmer months, the risk of exposure to virus-carrying mosquitoes increases.

Reward increased to $13,000 for Most Wanted Sex Offender

The reward for Jerry Don Holmes, 42, a Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offender and this month’s featured fugitive, has been increased to $13,000 for information leading to his capture if the tip comes in during the month of June.

DPS urges Texans to review emergency plans, stay prepared during hurricane season

With the 2014 Hurricane Season starting Sunday, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is reminding residents to make sure they review their emergency plans and stay prepared for the potential threat of hurricanes or tropical storms.

ICE Dallas office deports Salvadoran national wanted for aggravated homicide

A Salvadoran national and gang member, who was wanted in El Salvador for aggravated homicide and extortion, was deported Wednesday and turned over to local law enforcement authorities to face criminal charges.

Texas students place in National Archery Shootout

Two hundred and seventy seven Texas students competed for the shot of a lifetime at the 11th annual National Archery in the Schools Tournament.

Coast Guard assists 9 people aboard disabled vessel taking on water near Port O’Connor

The Coast Guard assisted a disabled vessel taking on water with nine people aboard, 33 miles southeast of Port O'Connor, Sunday.

Coast Guard assists two disabled fishing vessels near Port O'Connor

The Coast Guard assisted and brought two disabled fishing vessels to safety, near Port O’Connor, Saturday.

Ochoa-Perez indicted on additional charge

A federal grand jury has added a charge of conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute heroin, cocaine and methamphetamine to the current kidnapping allegations against Raul Ochoa-Perez, announced United States Attorney Kenneth Magidson

Mexican man heads to federal prison for importing cocaine into the United States

Sergio Alejandro Valero Ibarra, 48, a resident of Mexico, has been ordered to prison following his conviction of possession with the intent to distribute more than five kilograms and more of cocaine, announced United States Attorney Kenneth Mag

East Texas hosts 17th annual wildfire academy

In the Lone Star State, 80 percent of wildfires occur within two miles of a community, and volunteer firefighters are considered the first line of defense for almost all of them.

TxDOT awards $60M to enhance rural and urban mobility programs

The Texas Transportation Commission today awarded nearly $60 million in federal and state funds to enhance rural and urban mobility programs across the state.