Statewide News

Former fugitive faces numerous charges including hostage taking related to an alleged murder

Noe Aranda-Soto, 34, an undocumented alien illegally residing in Houston, will make his initial appearance in Corpus Christi federal court tomorrow on charges contained in a 22-count superceding indictment, announced U.S.

Humble man sentenced for multiple convictions in health care fraud conspiracy

Lawrence Tyler, 42, has been ordered to prison for six years following his convictions for conspiracy to commit health care fraud, seven counts of health care fraud and one count of money laundering, announced United States Attorney Kenneth Mag

Prospects good for Dove season in Texas

Most folks don’t usually look forward to Mondays, but Texas dove hunters will be making an exception this year. The traditional September 1 dove season opening day in the North and Central Zones falls on Labor Day Monday.

Governor Perry's indictment hearing

While Texas Governor Rick Perry was in New Hampshire this morning, his attorney was meeting with a Texas judge.

Felon in possession sentenced to three years in prison

Carlos Luna, 45, of Corpus Christi, has been handed a 36-month sentence for his conviction of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, announced United States Attorney Kenneth Magidson. Luna entered a plea of guilty on Thursday, Aug.

RESTORE Council accepting submissions for restoration projects along the Texas coast

The RESTORE Council announced on Thursday, August 21st that submissions are now being accepted for restoration projects along the Texas Gulf Coast, to be funded by penalties resulting from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

San Antonio man convicted of sex trafficking of minors

A federal jury convicted 38–year-old Marcus Deshawn Wright for his role in prostituting two minor females last year announced United States Attorney Robert Pitman, Special Agent in Charge Christopher Combs of the FBI’s San Antonio D

Cypress man convicted of distributing child pornography

Jimmy Ortiz, 33, of Cypress, has entered a guilty plea to one count of distribution of child pornography, announced United States Attorney Kenneth Magidson.

Texas sets waterfowl seasons for 2014-15

Duck populations are the highest since North American surveys began in 1955, and as a result Texas will enjoy for the 20th consecutive year the most liberal waterfowl hunting season framework allowable.

McRaven appointed as next chancellor of The University of Texas System

The University of Texas System Board of Regents unanimously approved the appointment of Admiral William H.

Back to School driving tips

The end of summer means millions of Texas children will soon return to school. TxDOT reminds drivers to be extra cautious as school zones become more active and be aware of school bus safety.

Coast Guard continues search for missing man from capsized fishing vessel

A Coast Guard rescue boatcrew is continuing to search for a missing man near Cedar Bayou, near Houston, after the fishing vessel he was on capsized Monday afternoon.

What is next for Governor Perry after being indicted last week?

Texas Governor Rick Perry  has been indicted by a grand jury on two felony counts, allegedly for trying to force a District Attorney to resign after getting a DWI.

Grand Jury Indicts Perry Over Integrity Unit Veto

A grand jury indicted Gov. Rick Perry on Friday on charges of abuse of power and coercion as part of an ethics inquiry into his veto of funding for the state’s public integrity unit.

Are these unemployment numbers better or worse?

Today,  the Texas Workforce announced the state's unemployment rate is at a steady 5.1 percent. A rate better than the national unemployment rate of 6.2.