Statewide News

Dallas man sentenced to 15 years in federal prison for sex trafficking a minor

A Dallas man who met a 15-year-old run-away girl at a bus station, took her, and made her engage in sex acts for money, was sentenced Monday by U.S. District Judge David C.

Coastwide seagrass rule anniversary signals hope for vital resource

This month marks the one-year anniversary of a law passed by the 83rd Texas Legislature prohibiting the uprooting of seagrass with the propeller of a boat within the coastal waters of Texas.

Three adults killed, one child injured at trailer park shooting

Police say a 63 year-old man has been arrested after three people were killed and a child injured in a shooting at a trailer park in South Texas.

Coast Guard rescues man off South Texas coast after missing for more than 24 hours

The Coast Guard rescued a man from the Gulf of Mexico Sunday, who was missing for more than 24 hours after his boat sank Saturday.

Teacher with HIV charged with sexual assault

A 43 year-old Texas music teacher is accused of sexually assaulting a teenage boy he met online and authorities say he possibly transmitted HIV to the boy.

Woman drowns in creek after rescuing her dog from the swift-moving water

Police say a 32 year-old woman drowned in a creek after rescuing her dog from the swift moving water.

TxDOT offering child safety seat demos in Pharr

As part of National Child Passenger Safety Week, Sept.

Texas execution goes forward

Lethal injection delivered to convicted double murderer Willie Trottie after appeals questioning drugs failed. Syan Rhodes reports.

Houston store owner sentenced for identity theft and multiple counts of wire fraud

Austyn Enahoro Afenkhena, 53, of Houston, has been ordered to prison for four years following his convictions of 11 counts of wire fraud and four counts of aggravated identity theft, announced United States Attorney Kenneth Magidson.

Fall camping workshops announced for outdoor families

With cool weather around the corner, the Texas Outdoor Family program has scheduled outdoor recreational

Last known 9/11 search dog up for Hero Dog Award, resides in Texas

A Texas dog -- the last known 9/11 Ground Zero search dog -- is one of the eight finalists for the Hero Dog Awards.

TX Department of Agriculture announces assistance for growers of organic agricultural products

The Texas Department of Agriculture announced today it will receive $317,600 in federal funding to help growers and handlers of organic agricultural products defray the costs of obtaining organic certification.

Tarrant County constables conduct child support roundup

Tarrant County constables from all eight of the county’s precincts have arrested 16 Tarrant County parents who violated court orders requiring them to pay child support.

Galveston resident sentenced for stealing deceased benefits for more than a decade

John Stephen Davis, 64, of Galveston, has been ordered to prison following his convictions of embezzlement and theft of federal government benefits, announced United States Attorney Kenneth Magidson.

Japanese national detained for sexually assaulting female airline passenger

Mitsuaki Takahashi, 36, a Japanese national, has been ordered into custody for abusive sexual contact, announced U.S. Attorney Kenneth Magidson.