Statewide News

Several Laredoans get massive sentences in multi-million dollar methamphetamine conspiracy

A total of six Laredoans and three others have been sentenced for their roles in a conspiracy to transport more than 100 kilograms of methamphetamine in 2011, announced United States Attorney Kenneth Magidson.

Report indicates vehicle thefts increase in the month of July

The Texas Crime Analysis Report shows vehicle thefts occur about every eight minutes. The month of July typically means an increase in vehicle auto thefts. That's according to the Auto Burglary and Theft Prevention Authority.

Nueces Electrical Co-op pays former employee nearly $47,000

An employee of Nueces Electrical Co-op in Corpus Christi has received $46,920 in back wages and damages after an investigation by the U.S.

H-E-B issues precautionary recall on market items

H-E-B, committed to ensuring the safety of its products, is issuing a precautionary recall of several beef market items in stores throughout Texas due to the possible presence of foreign material in the meat.

TX Attorney General’s Office develops Human Trafficking Prevention Manual for education professionals

The Texas Human Trafficking Prevention Task Force today convened in Austin at the Travis County Center for Child Protection to discuss the State’s collaborative efforts to combat human trafficking.

TxDMV kicks-off "Watch Your Car Month" campaign against auto crimes

Almost half of the vehicles stolen in Texas each year are easy targets because the keys are left inside the vehicles.

Congressman Ruben Hinojosa and Filemon Vela invite President Obama to Texas

Congressmen Rubén Hinojosa (TX-15) and Filemon Vela (TX-34) sent a letter (see attachment) to President Barack Obama asking him to see firsthand the surge of migrants along the Texas border with Mexico, particularly in their districts of

Closed schools to house immigrants

Thousand of immigrant children, who've crossed the U.S. border from Mexico could soon find refuge in Dallas County, Texas.

Police chase ends in fiery crash

Police in Texas have released dash camera video of a chase that ended in a fiery crash, killing two people. Authorities say early Monday morning an officer tried to pull over a truck but the driver tried to speed away.

Engineer sentenced for traveling to Laredo to engage in illicit sexual conduct

Douglas Alan Butler, 55, a resident of Battle Creek, Mich., has been sentenced for traveling in interstate commerce for the purpose of engaging in illicit sexual conduct, announced United States Attorney Kenneth Magidson.

Four ordered to prison in firearms trafficking conspiracy

Four people residing in Houston have been ordered to prison for their roles in a conspiracy to traffic dozens of AK-47 variant rifles from the Houston area to Mexico, announced United States Attorney Kenneth Magidson along with Robert Elder, sp

Phil Collins donates massive collection to the Alamo

The largest known private collection of artifacts from the Texas Revolution and the Battle of the Alamo has come home.

Statewide boat-draining rule takes effect July 1st

Beginning July 1, boaters must drain all water from their boat and on-board receptacles before leaving or approaching a body of fresh water anywhere in Texas.

Texas Game Wardens enhance BWI enforcement efforts

Law enforcement officers across the U.S. are gearing up for Operation Dry Water – the nation’s boating while intoxicated (BWI) awareness and enforcement campaign. The nationwide event will take place June 27-29.

TxDMV launches first paperless vehicle title system

Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (TxDMV) officials announced at a press conference today that Texas is the first state in the country to begin a paperless vehicle title system.