Statewide News

Boating safety open house at Coast Guard Station Port Aransas

The Coast Guard, Coast Guard Auxiliary, and other maritime partnering agencies will be providing a National Safe Boating Week Open House at Coast Guard Station Port Aransas Saturday.

TxDMV puts brakes on title fraud, starts using national database to check title applications

The Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (TxDMV) is using a national title database system under the U.S. Department of Justice to help stop title fraud while urging consumers to learn how to protect themselves when buying a used vehicle.

Wildfire destroys as many as 100 homes in the Texas panhandle

Hundreds of people fled to shelters as a wildfire threatened an entire town outside Amarillo. Firefighters believe the fire destroyed more than 100 homes, but Andrew Spencer reports the fire is now 75 percent contained.

Man drives car into crowd gathered at murder scene

A car barrels into a crowd of people near a murder scene in Houston. News crews already on the scene caught it on video. The car goes right through the crowd as people dive out of the way.

Mother accused of stashing meth in baby's diaper

A DeSoto Parish woman was arrested after allegedly trying to conceal methamphetamine in her baby's diaper.

Texas Department of Agriculture to expand workforce training for rural communities

Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples today announced funding is available for the Parallel Pathways to Success grant program (Parallel Pathways). Applications are due Thursday, June 26, 2014.

DPS launches mounted horse patrol unit at Capitol

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) announced the official start of its Mounted Horse Patrol Unit (MHPU) during a ceremony on Tuesday at the Texas State Capitol.

DSHS urging 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.

$7,500 reward offered for Most Wanted Fugitive from Zavala County

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has added Freddie Alaniz, 33, to the Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitives list, and a cash reward up to $7,500 is now being offered for information leading to his capture.

Attorney General’s Office launches investigation about thieves impersonating AG employees

The Texas Attorney General’s Office has opened a criminal investigation into a scheme by identity thieves who are posing as employees of the Texas Attorney General’s Office in an attempt to steal the identities of targeted individua

Judge sparks outrage after sentencing rapist of a 14 year-old girl to probation

Outrage is growing over a Texas judge who sentenced the admitted rapist of a 14 year-old girl, to probation. Sir Young was also exempted from several standard sex offender regulations.

Baytown man convicted in alcohol-related boating accident death

A 24-year-old Baytown man has been found guilty of manslaughter and aggravated assault in connection with an alcohol-related boating accident on Memorial Day weekend two years ago.

Fort Worth vet accused of keeping dog alive for blood transfusions

A Fort Worth veterinarian surrendered to police on an animal cruelty complaint and was released on bond Wednesday. Lou Tierce is accused of keeping a dog alive that was meant to be euthanized and using it for blood transfusions.

School bus driver walks off bus on bridge

A school bus driver, fed up with her rambunctious passengers, screeches to a halt in the middle of traffic, then walks off. Outraged parents are clamoring for the driver to be fired for abandoning their children, Irika Sargent reports.

Coast Guard rescues 2 Navy pilots after aircraft crash

The Coast Guard rescued two Navy pilots Thursday morning after their T-34C Turbo Mentor aircraft crashed approximately 2 miles offshore in the Gulf of Mexico.