Statewide News

TWC launches high demand job training program

The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) today announced the launch of the High Demand Job Training Program, a $1 million program to support collaborations between Workforce Solutions partners and local economic development councils (EDCs) to creat

Jury sentences a cancer researcher to ten years in prison for poisoning colleague

A Texas jury has sentenced a cancer researcher to ten years in prison for poisoning a colleague.

ICE Houston deports Honduran man wanted for murder

A Honduran fugitive wanted in his native country for murder was deported Monday by officers with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO).

Influenza vaccine available across Texas as flu season begins

Flu vaccine has been arriving in doctor’s offices, clinics and pharmacies across Texas, and the Texas Department of State Health Services encourages everyone 6 months old and older to get vaccinated now. Oct.

Commissioner Staples welcomes visitors to the State Fair of Texas

Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples today welcomes visitors to the State Fair of Texas — the Lone Star State’s largest fair — and encourages fairgoers to celebrate the best of Texas at the Texas Department of Agriculture&rsq

Game Warden recognized for Outstanding Women in Texas Government Award

Retired Texas game warden, Kris Bishop will be awarded the Outstanding Leadership award by the State Agency Council to the Governor’s Commission for Women at their awards luncheon at Renaissance Austin on Sept. 24.

Search for Hannah Graham continues

The man police say kidnapped a University of Virginia student will return to the state to face charges.

HHS announces $4,665,384 in grants to prevent chronic diseases in Texas

Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell today announced $4,665,384 in grant awards to Texas to support programs aimed at preventing chronic diseases such as heart disease, stroke and diabetes.

Police find suspect in UVA student's disappearance camping on beach in Texas

Police only have one suspect in the disappearance of Virginia College student Hannah Graham. On Wednesday, they brought him into custody, Andrew Spencer reports police found 32 year-old Jesse Matthew on a beach in Texas.

Wild hogs invade Houston

They're big, destructive, and potentially dangerous, and right now wild hogs are causing problems all across the Houston, Texas area.

Funeral Wednesday for Texas deputy who died in floods

Mourners will gather to remember a Central Texas sheriff's deputy who died after being swept away by floodwaters while checking low-water crossings.

Cornyn and Vela lead bipartisan letter to President on Mexico’s water debt owed to the U.S.

Senator John Cornyn and Congressman Filemon Vela sent a bipartisan letter to President Obama on Mexico's continual noncompliance with the 1944 Water Treaty and its impact on Texas farmers and municipalities.

Thousands of citations thrown out after ticket-rigging scheme by Houston officers

Thousands of traffic citations issued in Houston are being thrown out. It comes after several officers were accused in a ticket rigging scandal, Jeremy Rogalski has the story.

Texas adds 20,100 jobs in August

The Texas labor market added 20,100 seasonally adjusted total nonfarm jobs in August. Over the year, employers expanded their payrolls by 395,200 total non-farm jobs.