Statewide News

Retiring lawmakers reflect on remaining challenges

When the new session of Congress begins in January, most of the faces on Capitol Hill will be the same - incumbents in both the House and the Senate overwhelmingly won re-election in November.

Fog suspected in 100-vehicle Texas wrecks that claim at least two lives

At least two people were killed and as many as 120 injured in Thanksgiving pileups involving an estimated 100 cars on a foggy stretch of highway in southeast Texas, authorities said.

2nd person dies from Gulf platform blast

A second Filipino oil worker has died following last week's Gulf of Mexico oil platform blast, the Philippine government said Friday.

UPDATE: Missing girl found in ETX, mother arrested

UPDATE (Tuesday, November 20th, 2:15pm): Savannah Hurley, 11,  has been located in Trinity County, according to Trinity County Sheriff officials.

Texas day care owner gets 80 years for murdering 4 children

The woman who ran a day care in Houston that caught on fire, killing four toddlers, was sentenced to 80 years in prison Tuesday.

Investigators to recreate conditions ahead of Texas parade tragedy

In an effort to understand why a truck serving as a parade float crossed in front of a fast-moving locomotive last week -- killing four war veterans on the float -- federal accident investigators on Tuesday will recreate the accident conditions

Thanksgiving dinner to cost Texans less this year

A traditional, Texas-style Thanksgiving dinner for 10 will cost $46.08 this year, marking more than a 5 percent savings over last year, according to the special Texas Farm Bureau (TFB) 2012 Thanksgiving Meal Report.

Deer attacks two men, then takes man's cigarettes

Joseph Rose and Cole Kellis were leaving their home in Whitehouse on Friday morning when they noticed a deer in their front yard.

Texas launches new campaign to reduce infant deaths

The Texas Department of State Health Services has launched its Someday Starts Now campaign aimed at reducing the number of infant deaths and preterm births by promoting healthy lifestyles for people who may someday decide to have a baby.

4 killed after train hits truck during Texas parade saluting U.S. troops

A train rammed into a flatbed truck carrying participants in a West Texas parade saluting U.S. troops on Thursday, killing four people and leaving at least 17 hospitalized, a police spokesman said.