Statewide News

TWC receives $5 million in Nation Emergency Grants to serve long-term unemployed

The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) was granted $5 million in National Emergency Grant (NEG) funding from the U.S. Department of Labor to train workers facing long-term unemployment.

Tribute flag presented to Marine's mother after being lost for 9 years

When Lance Corporal Fred Maciel died in 2005 in Iraq, his fellow Marines signed a flag that was supposed to be given to his family, but somehow it got lost.

2 rescued, 1 deceased after boat sinks in Copano Bay, Texas

A 51-year-old man is deceased and two others safe, a 14-year-old girl and 52-year-old man, after their boat sank Sunday morning in Copano Bay, just north of Rockport, Texas.

Coast Guard rescues fisherman suffering from head injury after being shocked

Coast Guard rescue helicopter and boat crews medevaced a 36-year-old fisherman suffering from a head injury following a fall Thursday night, 20 miles offshore of Port Aransas.

Five ordered to custody in Galveston on charges of methamphetamine distribution

Five men, charged with conspiracy to possess with the Intent to distribute methamphetamine in the Galveston area, have been ordered detained pending further criminal proceedings, announced United States Attorney Kenneth Magidson.

Cyclospora illnesses in Texas prompts investigation

A recent surge in reports of illnesses due to the parasite Cyclospora has prompted the Texas Department of State Health Services to begin an investigation into the infections in hopes of determining a common source.

Border Health Conference asking for federal resources to help undocumented immigrants

Texas physicians who practice along the border were in Washington D.C.. on Wednesday, talking about the lack of resources to  help the thousands of undocumented immigrants crossing the border.

Selection of Texas National Guard troops to begin soon

Members of the National Guard are still waiting to find out whether they'll be part of the 1,000 troops to be sent to the border in South Texas.

Homeland Security Secretary's solution to border crisis, "Go after the smuggling organizations."

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson says the U.S. is making progress in processing and deporting the large numbers of illegal immigrants coming across the border.

Coast Guard, life flight medevac woman after boat runs aground

The Coast Guard medevaced a woman after she and a child sustained injuries from being ejected as their boat ran hard aground Tuesday near Port O'Connor, Texas.

Bizarre charge: Peeing on candy

(KPRC) The Houston Police Department has released new details regarding a bizarre incident involving a Manhattan real estate heir.

Corpus Christi man sentenced for possessing child pornography

Lee Marvin Koerner, 50, has been ordered to prison following his conviction of possession of child pornography, announced United States Attorney Kenneth Magidson. Koerner pleaded guilty April 21, 2014.

Governor Perry deploys Texas National Guard troops to border

Gov. Rick Perry today directed Texas Adjutant General John Nichols to immediately begin preparations for the deployment of up to 1,000 National Guard troops to the border.

Owners of a Fort Worth funeral home are facing charges of abuse of a corpse

Both owners of the Johnson Family Funeral Home in Fort Worth are facing charges of abuse of a corpse. Police found the remains of eight people, including two stillborn babies, unattended inside the mortuary on Tuesday.

Four plead guilty in Houston to sex trafficking, harboring and money laundering

Four people entered guilty pleas Thursday to conspiracy to harbor illegal aliens relating to their roles in a sex trafficking, harboring and money laundering organization, announced U.S.