Statewide News

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.

Former Miss Texas serves as State Guardsman

Former Miss Texas USA, Lauren Guzman, also serves as a sergeant in the Texas State Guard.

Mother convicted of starving her two daughters

A Texas mother has been convicted of starving her two young girls. Kayela McClintick was found guilty of two counts of injury to a child by omission on Wednesday.

Webb County Justice of the Peace pleads guilty to extortion

Ricardo Rangel, justice of the peace for Webb County Precinct 2 - Place 2, has been convicted of extortion under color of official right, announced U.S. Attorney Kenneth Magidson.

Coast Guard contracts salvor to remove beached vessel near Freeport, Texas

The Coast Guard contracted a salvage company to remove the threat of pollution from a derelict fishing vessel that went aground Thursday, about 20 miles south of Freeport, Texas, on Sargent Beach.

New Red Snapper reporting program shows promising results

As one of the most sought after fish in the gulf, red snapper became the subject of a new reporting system that has shown favorable results.

Game Wardens working more marijuana cultivation cases

Texas game wardens have recently been involved with four separate illegal marijuana cultivation cases in rural areas.