Statewide News

House rejects Texas Lottery Commission

In an outcome that left many House members stunned, a bill to continue the Texas Lottery Commission failed on Tuesday, potentially abolishing scratch-off tickets, charity bingo and other popular games of chance and blowing a new hole in the sta

Texas and Louisiana file challenge to block federal regulation that would shorten red snapper recreational fishing season

AUSTIN — Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, along with the Louisiana Attorney General’s Office, has filed a legal challenge asking a federal district court to block a proposed federal rule that would punish Texas and Louisiana by shortening the red

Oil, money and politics; EPA snags Keystone XL pipeline

The politics of oil and ecology have put President Obama between a rock and hard place, as he faces a decision on whether or not to permit construction of a new pipeline. The squeeze just got tighter with a new, negative environmental assessment.

2 from 'Texas 10 Most Wanted' captured

The Texas Department of Public Safety announced, Monday, that two Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitives were captured within the last week.

How to live life on your own terms

(StatePoint) If your daily routine has you wanting more out of life, you're not alone. Work, chores and other day-to-day responsibilities may make the concept of "living life on one's own terms" sound unattainable.

Sending Mother's Day flowers? How to be sure they're a cut above the rest

(StatePoint) Sending flowers this Mother's Day? While ordering online, you could just send flowers from any floral website, but armed with a little insight and some easy-to-follow tips, you'll make a lasting impression with Mom.

How to live life on your own terms

(StatePoint) If your daily routine has you wanting more out of life, you're not alone. Work, chores and other day-to-day responsibilities may make the concept of "living life on one's own terms" sound unattainable.

Coast Guard suspends search for four fisherman today

The Coast Guard suspended their search for four missing fisherman off the Galveston coast at 12:30 p.m. today.

Texan town tries to rebuild with community, spirituality

One by one, the beleaguered townspeople of West, Texas, filed into local churches Sunday to begin the healing process, following last week's deadly blast at the nearby West Fertilizer Co. plant.

Residents of West gather for church days after deadly fertilizer explosion

Residents of West, Texas gathered this morning for church services just days after the deadly fertilizer plant explosion. Members of St. Mary's of the Assumption Catholic Church attended mass at 8:30 a.m.