Statewide News

10-year-old boy takes off in relative's truck, crashes in parking lot

A 10 year-old boy went on a joyride in a relative's truck. The boy was with his grandfather and a sibling at a doctor's appointment when the grandfather says the child left and drove off in the vehicle.

Zebra mussel rules now expanded statewide

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission has approved a new regulation requiring that all boats operating on public fresh water anywhere in Texas be drained before leaving or approaching a lake or river to help combat the further spread of zebra

Laredo couple enter pleas in Mexican mafia case

Carlos Contreras, 33, and his wife Ana Rosa Contreras, 31, have entered guilty pleas in relation to a massive drug trafficking and money laundering case involving members of the Texas Mexican Mafia prison gang, announced United States Attorney

Seven Mission residents arrested in funnel account conspiracy related to marijuana trafficking

Five men and three women have been arrested as a result of an the efforts of an Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) investigation dubbed “Operation Prototype,” announced United States Attorney Kenneth Magidson.

Machine shop worker charged with causing $1 Million loss to former employer

A federal grand jury in Victoria has indicted Jack Kennedy, 55, of Houston, for perpetrating a multi-year mail and wire fraud scheme, announced U.S. Attorney Kenneth Magidson.

Silk Light Original Soymilk recalled due to possible allergic reaction

WhiteWave foods is recalling half gallon containers of Silk Light Original Soymilk because the product may contain almond milk.

New Roa’s Aviary at Aquatica, SeaWorld's Waterpark, to open Memorial Day weekend

Aquatica, SeaWorld’s Waterpark, will welcome guests to its newest attraction, Roa’s Aviary, on May 24. The opening comes just before the summer travel season begins on Memorial Day weekend.

FEMA: May 25-31 is Hurricane Preparedness Week

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is joining its federal, tribal, state and local partners in Louisiana and Texas to commemorate Hurricane Preparedness Week by sharing critical information about the 2014 Atlantic Hurricane Season w

Student found dead in hotel after prom

Prom night in Houston ended in tragedy, police are trying to determine what led to the death of a student, Jacqueline Crea has the story.

National Safe Boating Week begins Coast Guard urges mariners to be prepared

This past weekend marked the kick off of National Safe Boating Week and the Coast Guard urges all mariners to be prepared.

Click It or Ticket campaign begins today

Motorists who don’t buckle up in compliance with state seat belt laws face fines and court costs up to $200 as stepped up enforcement gets underway this month during the Texas Department of Transportation’s 13th annual “Click

Luminant Consortium partners with Tyler Junior College for job-training grant

Luminant Generation Co. and Luminant Mining Co. have partnered with Tyler Junior College to provide job training using a $270,967 Skills Development Fund grant from the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC).

HEB launches gas savings program at the pump

Committed to lower prices and helping Texas families save money, H-E-B will launch a gas savings program to help customers save each time they gas up at participating H-E-B Fuel Stations throughout the region.

Coast Guardsman receives Secretary of Homeland Security’s Award for Valor

A Coast Guardsman received the Secretary’s Award for Valor from Secretary of Homeland Security, Jeh Charles Johnson, in Washington, D.C., May 7, 2014.

East Texas man convicted in game warden assaults

A man arrested last fall for assaulting two Texas game wardens following a high-speed pursuit in Limestone County has been convicted of four felonies in connection with the case.