Statewide News

Back to School driving tips

The end of summer means millions of Texas children will soon return to school. TxDOT reminds drivers to be extra cautious as school zones become more active and be aware of school bus safety.

Coast Guard continues search for missing man from capsized fishing vessel

A Coast Guard rescue boatcrew is continuing to search for a missing man near Cedar Bayou, near Houston, after the fishing vessel he was on capsized Monday afternoon.

What is next for Governor Perry after being indicted last week?

Texas Governor Rick Perry  has been indicted by a grand jury on two felony counts, allegedly for trying to force a District Attorney to resign after getting a DWI.

Grand Jury Indicts Perry Over Integrity Unit Veto

A grand jury indicted Gov. Rick Perry on Friday on charges of abuse of power and coercion as part of an ethics inquiry into his veto of funding for the state’s public integrity unit.

Are these unemployment numbers better or worse?

Today,  the Texas Workforce announced the state's unemployment rate is at a steady 5.1 percent. A rate better than the national unemployment rate of 6.2.

Former correctional officer and spouse plead guilty to bribery and conspiracy

Joel Gonzalez, a former U.S.

TEA designates 16 new T-STEM Academies

Commissioner of Education Michael Williams announced today that the Texas Education Agency has designated 16 new Texas Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (T-STEM) Academies for the 2014-2015 school year.

Houston man gets 40 years for sex trafficking of children

Tevon Harris aka “Da Kidd” and “King Kidd,” 22, of Houston, will be spending the next 40 years in prison as a result of his convictions on two counts of trafficking children under 18 for commercial sex, announced United

NASA'S Independence replica gets a new home

A piece of NASA's history gets an adornment this morning. A giant crane lifted the space shuttle replica 'Independence' onto Space Center Houston's shuttle carrier aircraft, an old Boeing 747.

Governor Perry visits with National Guard troops

Governor Rick Perry visited some of the 1,000 National Guard troops he's ordered to the Texas/Mexico border.

Trial challenging controversial new abortion regulations ends

A trial challenging controversial new abortion regulations in Texas wrapped up on Wednesday.

State of Texas shuts down Houston-area diploma mill

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott resolved the State’s enforcement action against a purported “academy” that falsely claimed to be an accredited educational institution.

American Civil Liberties Union sues govt on behalf of immigrant kids

Kids are fleeing Central America making their way into the United States and into immigration court, often times without an attorney.

16-year-old boy charged in the shooting deaths of his parents at their Texas home

Texas police have charged a 16 year-old boy with the murder of his parents. Ryan and Maria Callens were found shot dead here in their Frisco home Monday morning.