Statewide News

TEA asks school districts to submit bad weather waivers in March

The Texas Education Agency (TEA) is asking school districts and charters seeking waivers for bad weather days for this school year to submit their requests in March.

Texas students taking Advanced Placement has more than doubled over a decade

Commissioner of Education Michael Williams announced  that the number of Texas graduates taking at least one Advanced Placement Program® (AP®) Exam has more than doubled during the past decade.

Take your sweetie to a state park this Valentine's Day

With Valentine’s Day around the corner, folks everywhere are making plans for how to spend the day with the people they care about.

TX Govnernor candidate Wendy Davis supports medical marijuana use

A Democrat running for governor in Texas has voiced her support for medical marijuana. Texas gubernatorial candidate, Wendy Davis, says she supports medical marijuana use.

Police look for reckless biker who then posted the video on Facebook

A disturbing video caught the attention of the San Antonio Police Department.

Texas prepaid tuition program enrollment deadline approaches

Texas Comptroller Susan Combs reminds Texas families to enroll their children in the Texas Tuition Promise Fund® and avoid future increases in tuition and required fees at Texas public colleges and universities.

Coast Guard saves 2, keeps boat from sinking

Coast Guard crews rescued two fishermen Monday, after their boat started taking on water in the Gulf of Mexico.

Dallas firefighter falls to his death while working scene of accident

A Dallas firefighter fell to his death off an icy overpass overnight.

UT chancellor, Dr. Francisco G. Cigarroa to steps down as chancellor

Francisco G. Cigarroa, M.D., the chancellor of The University of Texas System for the past five years announced, Monday, he would be stepping down to head back into the medical field.

Texas ranked Top Exporting State for 12th consecutive year

Texas has again been ranked the number one exporting state in the nation by the U.S. Census Bureau, making it the 12th consecutive year Texas has held this position.

TX Department of State Health Services warns of recalled Uncle Ben's rice products

The Texas Department of State Health Services is urging people to be aware of a recent nationwide recall of 5- and 25-pound bags of Uncle Ben's infused rice products that were distributed in Texas and possibly other states.

Two people survive crash landing of small plane in Harris County

Two men are lucky to be alive after surviving a small plane crash on Sunday. Authorities say the pilot of the homemade plane, had to make an emergency landing in a wooded area after the aircraft lost power.

TxDOT launches "Drive to Conditions" for motorist

TxDOT is launching a new campaign, called "Drive to Conditions," designed to encourage motorists in the Lone Star State to adapt their driving behaviors to the various traffic, road construction and weather conditions they may encount

Police dept. suggests purchasing a gun for a woman on Valentine's Day

Does a handgun make a better Valentine's Day gift than a handbag? A Texas police department seems to think so, Keith Garvin tells us why they believe the gift of safety is always in style.

Woman uses Facebook to find her dog's killer

A Texas woman is using Facebook to help find her dog's killer. People are donating money that will be used as a reward when the killer is found, Phil Archer has the story.