Statewide News

A&M system lands major federal biosecurity contract

A Texas A&M University System-led team has won a major federal contract to develop one of three new national centers — the only one led by a public university system — for developing and manufacturing medicine and vaccines to re

DPS urges drivers to move over, slow down for tow trucks

AUSTIN – This week the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) will place special enforcement emphasis on the addition of tow trucks to the Move Over/Slow Down law, which requires motorists to move over or slow down when certain vehicles

Border patrol agents rescue migrant from swift water in American canal

EL PASO — U.S. Border Patrol agents conducted a swift-water rescue operation in the American Canal yesterday in an incident that nearly claimed the life of one migrant.

Texas man arrested for burglary spree in Louisiana

LAKE CHARLES, LA — On June 12 at approximately 3:30 a.m., Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to a gas station on Gulf Highway in Lake Charles in reference to a burglary alarm that had been triggered.

Texas helps New Mexico with wildfire response

AUSTIN - At the request of New Mexico state emergency management officials, Gov.

Code red! App would warn you about angry messages

(CNN) -- Would it help you manage your stress level to get a warning that the text message you're about to read is your boss or partner chewing you out? The creators of a new mobile app think so.

Man arrested for duct taping young boy, locking him in trunk

LAKE CHARLES, LA — A 19 year old man is locked up tonight after admitting to duct taping the hands, feet and mouth of a 12 year old boy and then locking him in the trunk of a car.

East Texas man stabs friend over $7 dispute

Waskom — A petty cash argument left one person with a large stab wound in Harrison County.

Remaining charges dropped against John Edwards

The Justice Department has formally dismissed the remaining charges against former presidential candidate John Edwards.

Two arrested after 56 bruises and bites found on dead child

BATON ROUGE, LA — East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Detectives arrested a man and a woman Tuesday evening for second-degree cruelty to a juvenile after they discovered bruises and bites on their deceased 8-year-old son.