Statewide News

Gun sales spike over Black Friday weekend

Gun shops are seeing green. Gun sales skyrocketed over Black Friday weekend. The FBI says it ran more than three background checks per second, for 175,000 total on Black Friday.

Texas Department of Agriculture market recap for November 2014

(Dec. 1, 2014) For the week ending Nov. 29, 2014, Texas auctions quoted feeder cattle prices from $12 higher to $4 lower with only a few locations reporting. Most auctions were closed for the week in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.

TX Legislative Budget Board expands DPS presence along Texas/Mexico border

The Legislative Budget Board voted unanimously Monday to expand law enforcement’s presence along the Texas-Mexico border, adding significant manpower to security operations that state leaders approved last summer.

Former youth pastor sentenced to prison for producing child pornography

A former youth pastor from east Texas was sentenced Monday to 23 years and four months in federal prison for producing child pornography, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales, Eastern District of Texas.

University of Texas offers Beyonce, Rihanna feminism course

Beyonce takes center stage at the University of Texas Austin. This Spring, students will be able to take a unique course featuring the superstar, Amanda Brandeis has the story.

Five children killed in mobile home fire

A heartbreaking story in Edna, Texas, where a family must now make funeral arrangements for five children who died in a mobile house fire.

Laredo man faces federal child pornography charges

A federal grand jury in Laredo has returned an indictment against Oscar Herrera III for possession and distribution of child pornography, announced U.S.

DPS urges Texans to practice safe driving habits during Thanksgiving holiday

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is urging Texans to drive responsibly and take extra precautions to help keep roadways safe during the heavily travelled Thanksgiving holiday weekend.

TX Attorney General Abbott pledges legal action on President's immigration action

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott issued the following statement today regarding President Obama’s immigration executive action announced last week:

Texas Department of Transportation gift ideas for the holiday season

In time for holiday travel and shopping, the Texas Department of Transportation announced the availability of discounted tickets to Texas attractions, “Don’t Mess with Texas” cowboy boots and a new book titled “On the Ro

TxDOT helps motorists drive clean during busy Holiday season

As drivers take to the roads for holiday shopping and family visits, the Texas Department of Transportation offers its new “Roadcents” Web app to reduce air pollution and keep vehicles well-maintained.

Laredo group pleads guilty to drug trafficking

10 Laredo residents have pleaded guilty in relation to cocaine, crack, and marijuana trafficking.

Statement by Gov. Perry on Executive Action by President Obama

Gov. Rick Perry today released the following statement regarding President Obama’s announcement of executive action on illegal immigration:

Robbery suspect shot by police on trial for assault

An Austin jury will try to decide on Thursday if a robbery suspect is guilty of assaulting an Austin police officer. Kris Bettis reports the whole incident was caught on dashcam video.

Police seize a $1 million in marijuana from grow house

It's a neighborhood with not one but two daycares, and right on the same street, a million dollar marijuana grow house. Officers made the discovery near Houston, Malini Basu reports.