Statewide News

Gov. Perry Activates Texas Military Forces in Palo Pinto County

AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry has activated Texas Military Forces (TMF) aircraft and personnel to assist state and local firefighting efforts in North Texas.

West Nile virus prompts public health emergency in Dallas County

A West Nile virus epidemic has prompted a public health emergency in Dallas County, Texas, a judge declared Friday. The virus there has infected 175 people, said Patricia Huston of Dallas County Health and Human Services.

Army private gets 2 life sentences for plan to attack Ft. Hood soldiers

Army Pvt. Naser Jason Abdo was sentenced to life in prison Friday for planning to bomb a restaurant in Killeen, Texas, when it was filled with soldiers and their families.

Heisman hopeful, LSU football player Tyrann Mathieu kicked off team

LSU Head Coach Les Miles called a special press conference today to announce that Tyrann Mathieu has been removed from the team due to a policy violation.

Louisiana charter school changing pregnancy test requirement

A Louisiana charter school is changing a policy that required pregnant students to be removed from class and home-schooled, pending board approval, a school official said Thursday.

Texas sailor killed in Afghanistan

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a sailor who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

Country singer Randy Travis arrested on multiple charges

Country singer Randy Travis was arrested in Grayson County early Wednesday following a wreck in Tioga.

Outdoor Cooking Safety

Summer not only symbolizes school breaks and hot weather, but outdoor cooking. Warm weather almost dictates taking the cooking outside for a number of reasons: its fun, it tastes good, clean up is easy, and it’s a fun way to entertain.

Couple faces charges after children test positive for meth

An arrest of two Deming, New Mexico residents on child abuse charges lead investigators to find two children testing positive for meth. Santana Garcia and Ray Rodriguez were arrested on a warrant issued Aug. 1.

Brig. Gen. Manuel Rodriguez to Assume Command of Texas State Guard

AUSTIN -Texas Adjutant General, Maj. Gen. John F. Nichols is pleased to announce that Brig. Gen. Manuel "Tony" Rodriguez will take command of the Texas State Guard, upon the retirement of Maj. Gen.