Statewide News

East Texas hosts 17th annual wildfire academy

In the Lone Star State, 80 percent of wildfires occur within two miles of a community, and volunteer firefighters are considered the first line of defense for almost all of them.

TxDOT awards $60M to enhance rural and urban mobility programs

The Texas Transportation Commission today awarded nearly $60 million in federal and state funds to enhance rural and urban mobility programs across the state.

The man who inspired "Chairs for Charlie" loses battle to cancer

A beloved Houston man has lost his battle with leukemia. In his final weeks, his neighbors banded together to do something especially nice for him, Jessica Willey has the story.

Memorial Day weekend very busy for Texas Game Wardens

Texas game wardens investigated seven drowning deaths and another four boating-related fatalities over what proved to be one of the state’s deadliest Memorial Day weekends.

Statewide Republican and Democratic primary runoff election results

Below are the state's Republican and Democratic primary runoff elections with voting ending at 7 p.m. tonight.  

Several Laredoans head to prison in conspiracy to transport cocaine

A total of seven people are headed to prison for their roles in a conspiracy to transport five kilograms or more of cocaine and international money laundering, announced United States Attorney Kenneth Magidson.

Texas Attorney General visits Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery on Memorial Day

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott joined U.S. Navy Commander Julius Graw, military officers, veterans and their families Monday to honor fallen servicemen and women at the Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery.

Texas Secretary of State reminds voters about May 27th primary runoff election

Texas Secretary of State Nandita Berry reminded voters that early voting for the May 27 Primary Runoff Election begins on Monday, May 19, and runs through, Friday, May 23.

2014 State Parks photo contest winners announced

Three winning images have been selected as the best of more than 1,300 entries in the Texas Parks and Wildlife 2014 State Parks Photo Contest. The contest called for people to submit entries of playful moments at a Texas state park.

Coast Guard seizes illegal catch, crew member injured

The Coast Guard interdicted a Mexican fishing crew poaching in South Texas, Thursday, after it was pursued by a Coast Guard aircraft and intercepted by the 87-foot Coast Guard Cutter Cobia.

Coast Guard rescues 2 men, 1 child from sinking boat

A Coast Guard aircrew rescued three people from their sinking boat in Nueces Bay, Sunday.

TWC awards self-sufficiency funding for petrochemical training

A four-member Houston-area community college consortium has partnered with Workforce Solutions Gulf Coast and the Texas Workforce Commission to provide job training in support of petrochemical employers.

Manufacturing consortium partners with Tarrant County College for job-training grant

A manufacturing consortium has partnered with Tarrant County College to provide job training using an $889,886 Skills Development Fund grant from the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC).

FBI summer safety tips for parents

As the school year draws to a close, many parents are planning for their children’s summer activities.

NOAA shows off hurricane hunter airplane

The National Hurricane Center's Gulf Coast Hurricane Awareness Tour made a touch and go in Corpus Christi on Monday. It featured an airplane, they call "The Hurricane Hunter".