Statewide News

UPDATE: Amber Alert cancelled, after 2 year-old child found

The Amber Alert for Yaretzl Rodriguez Ayala was cancelled after authorities located the child in Lufkin, TX late Thursday evening.

Valley attorney represents former UT Austin coach in $1 million lawsuit

Bev Kearney was the first and only African American head coach at the University of Texas at Austin--but after being fired by Texas last December for having a relationship with a student athlete, the former women's track coach is suing the

Actress America Ferrara headlines immigration rally at UT Austin

Actress America Ferrara headlined an immigration rally at the University of Texas in Austin Actress America Ferrera headlined the rally which was in response to the "Catch an illegal immigrant" game.

Senator Cornyn introduces bill to combat sex trafficking

U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) joined colleagues in the Senate and House of Representatives today in introducing the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act.

Body believed to be that of missing 5 mo. old found in desert near Orogrande, NM

Jeffery Farrey, father of 5-month-old Jackson, was booked into the El Paso County Jail this afternoon. Farrey is charged with 'Injury to a Child by Ommission' and his bond has been set at $1.5m.

TX drivers asked for blood and saliva samples at police roadblock

Some North Texas drivers are upset after they were stopped at a police roadblock in Fort Worth Friday and directed into a parking lot, where they were asked by federal contractors for samples of their breath, saliva and even blood.

Mexican cocaine supplier convicted

Salvador Ibarra De-Alba, 48, of Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, Mexico, has entered a plea of guilty for his role in a conspiracy to transport five kilograms or more of cocaine, announced United States Attorney Kenneth Magidson.

"Catch an Illegal Immigrant" event cancelled after controversy

A conservative student group at the University of Texas at Austin is cancelling their controversial mock illegal immigrant hunt after outrage against the event followed.

Texas Attorney General announces grants to promote adoption

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today announced grants to 13 nonprofit organizations to help promote adoption across Texas.

Family killed after argument at birthday party

A 27 year-old man is accused of killing three people at a family birthday party in Texas. Witnesses say the boyfriend of one of the family members came to the party over the weekend, but was asked to leave.

UT System Board of Regents approves research incentive program for UTB and UTPA

On the heels of successful programs to increase funding for research at UT’s emerging research institutions, The University of Texas System Board of Regents unanimously voted Thursday to begin a similar program for UT System’s four

Teens accused of burning down classmate's home

Two teenage girls are accused of robbing a home in Palm Beach County, Florida, then burning it to the ground. The house belonged to the family of two of their classmates at Santaluces High School.

Student dies after fight at high school

A South Texas teen is dead after a fight with another student. It happened on Tuesday at Canyon High School in New Braunfels. School officials say the teen was attacked as he walked into a hallway at the school.

Teacher writes on kid's head

This would upset or trouble any parent, their son or daughter coming home from school with writing on their forehead.

Two indicted for assault of a Border Patrol agent

Mexican National Jose Luis Zavala-Rodriguez aka Jose Juan Zavala-Rodriguez or Jose Juan Rodriguez-Rosa, 22, and Johnny Jose Redrovan-Pesantez, 23, of Ecuador, have been charged with assault of a federal officer causing bodily injury, announced