Statewide News

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.

Corpus Christi police pull two children locked inside hot vehicle

Two children pulled out of hot vehicle in Corpus Christi, after one of the kids accidentally locked the doors, the tense moments were all caught on video by a bystander, Anayeli Ruiz reports.

Middle school students hospitalized after taking unknown substance

A group of Texas middle school students are in the hospital on Wednesday after taking some pills at school. Six 8th graders reportedly showed symptoms of accelerated heart rate after taking the drugs.

Middle schoolers hospitalized after taking pills

A group of Texas middle school students are in the hospital today after taking some pills at school.

Driver survives after crashing truck into pole

A 23 year-old man was hospitalized after crashing into a sign at Betty Hardwick Center late last night.

Rice University stays in Top 20 in U.S. News rankings

Despite falling a spot in this year’s U.S. News & World Report college rankings, Rice University remained the only Texas university to crack the top 20.

Texas Tuition Promise Fund open for enrollment of college tuition

Open enrollment in the Texas Tuition Promise Fund®, the state’s prepaid college tuition program, began Sept. 1, and runs through Feb. 28, 2015.

Texas A&M Forest Service to return $43.2 million to the State of Texas

Texas A&M Forest Service (TFS) expects to release more than $43 million in remaining appropriated fire suppression funds back to the State of Texas this fall.

Texas Secretary of State kicks off Vote Texas Campaign for the November 4th election

Coinciding with the Labor Day holiday and traditional beginning of the political season, Texas Secretary of State Nandita Berry embarked on the General Election phase of the Vote Texas campaign.

Opening of hunting season prompts precautions around animals

This week’s start to hunting season in Texas has prompted the Texas Department of State Health Services to remind hunters to protect themselves from diseases that can spread from animals to humans.

Hydrocodone products to become Schedule II controlled substances

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is informing Texans that hydrocodone combination products (HCPs) have been moved from the classification of a Schedule III drug to the more-restrictive Schedule II drug, effective on Oct. 6, 2014.

Laredoan pleads guilty to receiving child pornography

Alberto Garza-Gaona, 26, of Laredo, has entered a plea of guilty to one count of receipt of child pornography, announced U.S. Attorney Kenneth Magidson.