Statewide News

Former Sabinal police officer sentenced to prison for possession of child porn

A local man was sentenced Wednesday to 15 years in federal prison for receiving and distributing child pornography plus being in possession of an unregistered firearm. This sentence resulted from an investigation by U.S.

Corpus Christi police officers wounded in shootout with suspect

An exchange of gunfire in Corpus Christi has left two police officers wounded and a suspect who commandeered a police vehicle in critical condition.

TEA commissioner authorizes calculator apps for 8th grade STARR mathematics

Commissioner of Education Michael Williams has advised superintendents he will allow districts to satisfy a requirement to use graphing calculators for the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) grade 8 mathematics assessment

ICE seizes nearly 5,600 lbs. of marijuana

Nearly 5,600 pounds of marijuana was seized on Tuesday from a residence on the 4500 block of Hachar Lane in Laredo. The seized marijuana has a street value of about $4.4 million.

Colorado River Guadalupe Bass is potential state, world record

A 3.71-pound, 17-inch Guadalupe Bass caught from the Colorado River below Austin appears to qualify as a new state and world record in several categories.

April 1st registration deadline for annual Texas Birding Contest

Whether you’re a novice birder with a busy schedule or a “fool” for birding who enjoys a little friendly competition, the 18th Annual Great Texas Birding Classic is a must.

Houston police found 100 immigrants living in stash house

More than 100 immigrants, including a pregnant woman were found crammed inside a suspected stash house in Houston, all being held in horrible conditions, against their will.

Former rapper executed for murder of music engineer

A former San Antonio rapper has been executed for an attack and robbery more than 15 years ago.

DPS launches new Texas Crimes Against Children Center

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) today announced the creation of the Texas Crimes Against Children Center (TCACC) within the Texas Rangers Division.

7 year-old boy killed by falling television

A 7 year-old Corpus Christi boy died after a television fell on top of him while be cared for at a day care facility.

Pizza Patron unveils new pizza pie named La Chin@#*%

Lost in translation, a Texas based pizza chain is generatiing a lot of controversy over its new pie, but it's not the ingredients that are causing the buzz.

Man and his dog rescued from capsized vessel

A Coast Guard boatcrew rescued a man and his dog after intense weather conditions capsized their towboat in Matagorda Bay, Sunday.

Father shoots and kills teen found in daughter's bedroom

In Texas, police say a father shot and killed a boy he found in his daughter's bedroom in the middle of the night. The girl at first denied knowing the boy, but police have learned they were friends.

UPDATE: Suspect in custody, child safe

An Amber Alert has been issued by the Temple Police Department for 2-year-old Isaiah Corson. Authorities believe he may have been abducted by Vincent Corson, Jr.

Driver identified in deadly SXSW crash

A crowded street at a popular festival in Austin, Texas, became a chaotic scene as a suspected drunk driver tore through the crowd, running over people and hitting other cars, leaving two people dead and others seriously injured.