Statewide News

Safety Summit for Employers and Employees May 14-16 in Austin

The Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Workers' Compensation (TDI-DWC) will host the 17th Annual Workplace Safety and Health Conference, the Texas Safety Summit, from May 14-16, 2013 in Austin at the Doubletree Hotel Austin, located

Report whooping crane sightings to Parks and Wildlife

Wildlife officials are asking the public join Texas Parks and Wildlife Department's Texas Whooper Watch effort and watch for the endangered birds as they close out an unusual winter season in the state.

Texas Transportation Department to fund air traffic control services

In an effort to ensure safety at 13 municipal airports in Texas, the Texas Department of Transportation today said it intends to fund continued service of air traffic controllers when federal funding goes away as a result of sequestration, or b

Nominate businesses that support employee volunteerism in public schools

Applications are now being accepted by the State Board of Education (SBOE) for the 2013 Employers for Education Excellence (EEE) Award.

TX pastor blasts Victoria's Secret in open letter

Victoria's Secret is under fire from some parents over its new lingerie line. They feel the "Bright Young Things" collection is marketed to tweens.

OK dentist may have exposed 7,000 patients to HIV, Hepatitis

A Tulsa dentist who health investigators say may have exposed thousands of patients to HIV and hepatitis because of unsanitary practices also allowed "unauthorized, unlicensed" employees to perform intravenous sedation of patients, Su

Gay rights signs placed on TX Chik-fil-A restaurant

A Chick-fil-A restaurant in San Antonio, Texas, became a battleground for gay rights. More than two dozen signs covered the windows Thursday morning, calling for marriage equality.

TX officials warn of senior citizen identity theft scam

State authorities are warning senior citizens to be wary of identity thieves who are posing as Medicare officials in an attempt to steal seniors’ sensitive personal information.

AMBER ALERT CANCELED: Dallas teen found safe

UPDATE: An Amber Alert is canceled for a Dallas teen kidnapped Tuesday.  According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, Aron Lavon Jones, 16, was found safe this morning.

Share your passion for baseball with your kids

(StatePoint) As kids, many had the same dream of hitting a walk-off home run to win the World Series. Now baseball season is finally underway, and there is no shortage of opportunities to share your passion of the game with your children.