Statewide News

Texas Governor gives State of the State Address

Gov. Greg Abbott State of the State address to joint session of House, Senate. Time: 11 a.m. CT Location: Texas Capitol, 1100 Congress Ave., House chamber.

Governor Abbott statement on executive amnesty ruling

Governor Greg Abbott today released the following statement regarding the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas’ decision on the lawsuit filed by a Texas-led coalition of 26 states challenging President Obama&rsq

Cornyn statement on federal judge ruling against Obama's Executive Action

U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) issued the following statement after a U.S. District Court Judge in Brownsville put a hold on President Obama's recent immigration executive actions due to serious legal questions about those actions:

Texas judge grants request to stop executive action on immigration

A federal judge in Brownsville has granted a request from 26 states suing to stop President Obama's executive actions on immigration.

Restaurant gets threats after Facebook post

A Texas woman is leading a campaign against a local restaurant, over what she says is mistreatment of a homeless man, but the restaurant owner says the woman has it all wrong and that her posts on social media are hurting his business, Samantha

Runner crawls to finish of Austin Marathon

The most memorable moment of Sunday's Austin Marathon in Texas came at the finish line. Kenyan Hyvon Ngetich crawled across the finish line to earn third place in the women's division.

DPS makes 645 DWI arrests during holiday effort

Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) troopers made more than 640 DWI arrests during a 15-day special enforcement period from Dec. 19 – Jan. 2.

Governor Abbott appoints Farias to Higher Education Coordinating Board

Governor Greg Abbott today appointed Dr. Fred Farias, III to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for a term to expire August 31, 2019.

Governor Abbott appoints two to Texas Transportation Commission

Governor Greg Abbott today announced the appointments of J. Bruce Bugg Jr.

$564.1 million Powerball jackpot winning ticket sold in Texas

A winning ticket for Wednesday night’s $564.1 million Powerball® jackpot was sold in Texas at the Appletree Food Mart located at 893 E. Princeton in Princeton.

Senator Cornyn, Representative Cuellar introduce the Cross-Border Trade Enhancement Act

U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) and U.S. Representative Henry Cuellar (D-TX28) introduced the Cross-Border Trade Enhancement Act of 2015 in the Senate and House of Representatives.

Illegal alien arrested on child pornography charge

Fidel Perales-Castillo, 43, has been arrested and charged with possession of child pornography, announced U.S.

Representatives urge TX Legislature to support electrocardiogram screening for student athletes

State Representative Sylvester Turner (D-Houston), State Representative Wayne Smith (R-Baytown), State Representative Dan Huberty (R-Houston), and Scott Stephens, President of the Cody Stephens Go Big or Go Home Memorial Foundation, urged the T

Federal jury convicts two in drug trafficking conspiracy

Two men have been found guilty for their roles in a large-scale drug-trafficking conspiracy, announced U.S. Attorney Kenneth Magidson.

TxDOT partners with high schools to remind teens to “Click It or Ticket”

Vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death among teenagers.