Statewide News

Schreiber Foods, Pal-Con Ltd. partner for $247,879 job-training grant

Schreiber Foods and Pal-Con Ltd. have partnered with Ranger College to provide job training using a $247,879 Skills Development Fund grant from the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC).

Smuggling pilot: Bizarre 911 call

(KPRC) A commercial airline pilot charged with smuggling cocaine into Houston, Texas from Colombia made a 911 call from a hotel room to for help. NBC affiliate KPRC obtained the nine minute, 13 second emergency phone.

Austin man sentenced for harboring female at local motel

Jose Gallegos, 47, of Austin, has been ordered to prison for harboring and transporting an undocumented person, announced United States Attorney Kenneth Magidson. Gallegos was convicted by a Corpus Christi federal jury Dec.

Former Laredo customs broker sentenced for false classification of imported goods

Alejandro Santos, 34, a former U.S. Customs broker, has been ordered to prison following his convictions related to the smuggling of goods into the country, announced U.S.

Portland man sentenced for distributing child pornography

Richard R. Montez, 32, been ordered to prison following his conviction on one count of distribution of child pornography, announced United States Attorney Kenneth Magidson. Montez pleaded guilty Feb. 18, 2014.

Dallas man pleads guilty to sex trafficking a minor child

A Dallas man, who sex-trafficked a run-away 15-year-old girl for money, pleaded guilty Tuesday in federal court before U.S. Magistrate Judge David L. Horan.

Texas Game Warden Marine Theft Team finds success

Since its formation a year ago, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Marine Theft Investigations Team has recovered more than 100 stolen boats valued at some $800,000.

Statewide campaign unveiled to curtail human trafficking

Authorities have unveiled a new statewide campaign using billboards and public service announcements to curtail human trafficking in Texas.

Texas Parks & Wildlife launches first new conservation license plate in a decade

For the first time in a decade, motorists can help support Texas State Parks by purchasing a new conservation license plate design that pays homage to generations of campers who have stayed overnight in Texas State Parks.

FBI launches national campaign to address laser threat to aircraft

The FBI today announced a national campaign to deter people from pointing lasers at aircraft, a federal violation which presents danger to pilots, passengers and those on the ground.

Texas education, higher education and workforce agencies award STC with program grant

As Texas high school graduates celebrate their accomplishments, Commissioner of Education Michael Williams, Higher Education Commissioner Raymund Paredes and Texas Workforce Commission Chairman Andres Alcantar today announced funding for the de

Coast Guard rescues downed pilot south of Corpus Christi

The Coast Guard rescued a pilot after his plane crashed Tuesday south of Corpus Christi near Baffin Bay.

Rainwater harvesting ‘soaking in’ as way to conserve Texas’ water resources

After a long dry period, many parts of the state have finally received some badly needed rain, and those with rainwater harvesting systems have been reaping the rewards of this belated gift from Mother Nature, said Texas A&M AgriLife water

TWC warns Texas job seekers to be aware of false employment scams

The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) wants Texas job seekers to be aware that unscrupulous people posing as potential employers may try to take their money in exchange for non-existent jobs, even sometimes posing as representatives of establish

Gov. Perry urges Texans to prepare for 2014 Hurricane Season

Gov. Perry is urging Texans to prepare their families and homes for the 2014 Hurricane Season, which begins June 1 and runs through the end of November.