Statewide News

Tips to Avoid New Scams Targeting Seniors

(StatePoint) While we are all taught to use good manners when answering the telephone, not everyone who calls you necessarily has good intentions.

Intoxicated woman arrested after slapping an officer; defecates, throws feces in cell

An intoxicated woman was arrested after she allegedly verbally harassed and physically struck officers while they attempted to get her a safe ride home.

Homeless TX vet ticketed for digging through trash

A homeless veteran in Texas was ticketed by police for searching through a garbage can for food. The case has sparked outrage from activists who say it's a waste of resources.

TX students lobby for official state pie

Most states have an official food, an official tree and even an official bird. But some Texas first-graders felt something was missing from that list-- an official state pie! So they went to state leaders to make it happen.

Texas woman using Facebook to search for her biological parents

A Texas woman, who was born in Tyler and adopted by a Dallas couple, is using Facebook to find her birth parents. So far, more than 4,000 people have shared Jessica Miller's Facebook post for help.

'Grumpy Cat' visits Texas for music festival

It ain't easy being "meme." The internet sensation known as "Grumpy Cat" made an appearance at the South by Southwest music festival in Austin, Texas.

TX school district gets SWAT team for added school safety

Edinburg CISD is bulking up their school police force by adding in a SWAT team.

TX baby born with heart outside body doing well

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Top 10 most stolen cars in Texas

Pickups are not only popular among Texas drivers, they are also targets for vehicle thiefs in Texas. The Texas Department fo Public Safety released it's final report on the top behicles reported stolen in Texas in 2012.

Budget cuts affect Fort Bliss

Texas is expected to be hit hard by forced budget cuts that went into effect Friday. 85-billion dollars will be trimmed from federal budgets over the next seven months, much of it from defense spending.