Statewide News

Hurricane Season Fast Facts

Here's a look at what you need to know about the Atlantic hurricane season, which runs from June 1 to November 30.

UPDATE: 4 firefighters killed after hotel collapse during Houston blaze

 Four Houston firefighters died after a hotel wall collapsed while they were battling a major blaze Friday, the mayor of the Texas city said.

Texas school recalls yearbook for offensive remark printed under student photo

Yearbooks at Irving High School in Texas have been recalled because of an offensive remark was printed underneath a student's photo.

FBI interviewing Texas man in connection with ricin letters

Federal authorities searched the home of a Texas man in connection with threatening letters sent to President Obama and the Mayor of New York. Preliminary tests on the two letters tested positive for the deadly poison ricin.

Keep Kids Healthy and Safe this Summer

(StatePoint) It’s summer, and for kids that means it’s time for sports, swimming, biking and picnics.

Tips for Parents to Prevent Summer Brain Drain

(StatePoint) Each summer, parents look for ways to combat “summer brain drain,” which occurs when children lose some of the knowledge they gained during the school year because they’re not regularly exercising their brains.

DPS hosts Emergency Response Exercise, urges Texans to prepare for 2013 hurricane season

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) today hosted a hurricane emergency response exercise and resource showcase in Austin.

Feds question NETX man in connection with laced letters sent to NYC Mayor Bloomberg, President Obama

Federal officials, including the FBI, are questioning a Northeast Texas man in connection with poison-laced letters sent to New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Mayors Against Illegal Guns and President Barack Obama, KSLA-TV in Shreveport rep

Can Your Home Withstand Storm Season?

(StatePoint) Storm season is upon us again, bringing the potential for tornadoes, severe thunderstorms and hurricanes through November.

DPS seeks fugitive for sex trafficking, sexual assault of a child

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has added Raul Ambrosio Jimenez Jr., 45, to the Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitives list, and a cash reward up to $10,000 is now being offered for information leading to his capture.