Statewide News

Corpus Christi announces festival honoring legacy of Selena

Twenty years after Selena was killed, officials in Corpus Christi have come up with an idea to celebrate her legacy.

Two Mexican nationals get significant sentences for illegal re-entry

Carlos Aragon-Carrillo, 30, and Juan Garcia-Rodriguez, 49, both of Mexico, have been handed lengthy sentences following their convictions of illegal re-entry after deportation or removal in separate cases, announced United States Attorney Kenne

Laredo resident sentenced for distributing controlled substances near school

Romeo Serna Sr., 52, has been ordered to federal prison following his convictions on multiple conspiracies related to the distribution of narcotics within 1,000 feet of school, announced U.S. Attorney Kenneth Magidson.

Longview Police release surveillance video in fatal shooting of teen girl

The Longview Police Department has released the surveillance video and names of the officers involved in the fatal shooting of a teen in the department lobby.

Traveler heads to prison for importing cocaine from Mexico

Ruben Judas Ruiz-Vazquez, 42, a legal permanent resident from Mexico, has been ordered to prison for conspiracy/importation/possession with the intent to distribute cocaine, announced U.S. Attorney Kenneth Magidson.

Commissioner Bush announces kick-off of 2015 Texas Travels Essay Contest

Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush is proud to announce the kick-off of the 2015 Texas Travels Essay Contest for 4th and 7th grade students.

Federal jury convicts Laredoan in alien harboring conspiracy

A Jury sitting in Laredo has convicted Gustavo Villegas, 28, of Laredo, of all four counts related to harboring 21 illegal aliens for profit, announced U.S. Attorney Kenneth Magidson.

Alien smuggler who assaulted Border Patrol agent heads to prison

Jose Luis Zavala-Rodriguez, 23, an undocumented Mexican alien, has been ordered to federal prison for assaulting a Border Patrol agent and transporting undocumented aliens, announced U.S. Attorney Kenneth Magidson.

Coast Guard medevacs baby from cruise ship in Gulf of Mexico

— A Coast Guard helicopter crew medevaced an 8-month-old baby girl from the cruise ship Carnival Triumph early Monday morning, 140 miles southeast of Galveston.

Tennessee and Nevada join multi-state immigration lawsuit against federal government

Two additional states have joined the immigration lawsuit against President Obama's executive action for illegal immigrants.

Texas Workforce Commission warns Texans of fake unemployment benefits websites

The Texas Workforce Commission is warning Texans about false websites offering unemployment assistance.

Texas ends 2014 with another month of job growth

Texas employers added jobs in impressive fashion in 2014 with the increase of 457,900 seasonally adjusted total nonfarm jobs over the year. December was the fifth straight month of record-breaking annual job growth for the Lone Star State.

Gov. Abbott names Texas A&M University Board Of Regents appointments

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott today appointed two new members to the Texas A&M University Board of Regents, William Mahomes, Jr. and Robert L. Albritton, and reappointed current Regent Phil Adams. The appointments are effective Feb. 1, 2015.

Gov. Abbott names three to University Of Texas System Board Of Regents

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott today appointed two new members to The University of Texas System Board of Regents, Sara Martinez Tucker and David Beck, and reappointed current Regent and Vice Chairman of the Board Steve Hicks.

TX man convicted of multiple counts of sexual assault could spend no time in jail

A 63 year-old Texas man is guilty of child sexual assault, but he may never see a day in prison.