Statewide News

Authorities searching for sex offender who cut off ankle monitor

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has added James Anthony Rubio, 55, to the Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offender list, and a $5,000 cash reward is now offered for information leading to his capture.

Driverless car carrying kids lands in yard

A woman was dragged by her own vehicle and 2 young children were inside the car at the time. Police say the woman was at a birthday party with a 6 and 10 year old in the car.

Dolphin found dead farthest north ever in Louisiana

The Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is attempting to retrieve the carcass of a dolphin that was discovered around the Old Mississippi River Bridge yesterday.

Naked man disrupts Texas church

Beaumont police have charged a man with indecent exposure and public intoxication after witnesses say he stripped completely naked, ran into a church and made sexual gestures in front of church members.

Reward for featured Texas sex offender increases to $15,000

The reward for Reginald O’Keith Williams, 43, a Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offender and this month’s featured fugitive, has increased to $15,000 for information leading to his capture if the tip comes in during the month of October.

Texas AG backs Kountze cheerleader's who used religious banners

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today sent a letter offering assistance to Kountze ISD Superintendent Kevin Weldon in response to the Freedom From Religion Foundation's recent letter incorrectly claiming that Kountze High School cheerlea

Infant Deaths Prompt Doctors’ Outcry: Get the Shot!

Babies are dying in Texas — deaths that health officials say can be prevented. At last count, six children have died of pertussis, or whooping cough, in Texas this year.

Texas A&M Forest Service: 301 million trees killed by drought

A Texas A&M Forest Service survey of hundreds of forested plots scattered across the state shows 301 million trees were killed as a result of the devastating 2011 drought.

Marijuana found stuffed in tire, gas tank at Texas port

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers working at the Fabens port of entry seized 754 pounds of marijuana Saturday. It was one of seven drug busts totaling 1,337 pounds made by area CBP officers this weekend.

Neglected dog found alive in trash bag

A small dog was found alive in a trash bag that was placed outside of someone’s home in the Goodwood area on Friday, Sept. 21.