Statewide News

Texas Ranger Wende Wakeman becomes highest-ranking female in Texas Ranger history

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) today announced the promotion of Texas Ranger Wende Wakeman to the rank of lieutenant, making her the highest-ranking female in Texas Ranger history. The promotion is effective August 1.

Mexican man sentenced to 45 years in prison for deaths of 7 smuggled aliens

A Mexican national was sentenced to 45 years in prison Monday for seven deaths which resulted when he crashed his vehicle carrying 14 smuggled aliens in south Texas while fleeing from police.

Tea Party members calling out state leaders on immigration crisis

Tea Party members are calling out state leaders for not doing enough to fix the immigration crisis.

Mission Solar Energy LLC Partners with Alamo Colleges for job-training grant

Mission Solar Energy LLC (Mission Solar) has partnered with Alamo Colleges to provide job training using a $382,796 Skills Development Fund grant from the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC).

Boyfriend accused of killing girlfriend in front of her children

A Texas man is accused of stabbing his girlfriend several times, then throwing her off a balcony-- all in front of her four young children. The victim died later at the hospital, and the boyfriend is now in jail being held without bond.

Reward now $17,500 for Most Wanted Fugitive

The Texas Department of Public Safety is reminding the public that the reward for Freddie Alaniz, 34, has increased to $17,500 for information leading to his capture if the tip comes in during the month of July.

Department of Homeland Security says deportations begin this week

Deportations begin this week. The Department of Homeland Security says illegal arrivals to the Untied States are mostly going back.

Texas Sales Tax holiday is Aug. 8 to 10

Texas Comptroller Susan Combs reminds shoppers they can save money on certain items priced under $100 during the state's annual sales tax holiday. This year, the sales tax holiday is scheduled for Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Aug.

Texas sets dove, teal seasons

Dove hunters will have more opportunity later in the season with dates and bag limits finalized by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department this last week.

Firefighters rescue a boy who trapped himself in a safe

A Texas boy had to be rescued after getting stuck in a safe. The Beaumont Fire Department says the four year-old locked himself inside a safe at a meat market on Friday afternoon.

VIDEO: Texas man accused of killing 6 passes out in court

The man accused of killing six family members, including four children, 'execution style' appeared before a judge Friday morning.

Feds consider housing illegal immigrant children at abandoned ETX school

Houston County Judge Erin Ford tells KETK he has gotten notice the federal government is looking to house illegal immigrant children at the Crockett State School campus.

Regents approve admissions standards for UTRGV

The University of Texas System Board of Regents Thursday approved admissions criteria for first-time students, transfer students and graduate students at UT Rio Grande Valley, which is scheduled to open in the fall of 2015.

Shooting leaves six dead, four of them children

Authorities are still putting all the pieces together after shooting in Spring, Texas on Wednesday that left six people dead. The suspect has been identified as 34 year-old Ron Haskell.

President Obama's visit to the State of Texas

President Obama landed at Love Field around 4:20 p.m. central time.