Statewide News

Controversy: Austin plastic bag ban goes into effect

Austin, Texas is the latest city to implement a ban on plastic bags Friday. Several other cities in Texas also have bans or fees on plastic bags.

TX man sentenced 50 years for keeping woman as his sex slave

A Southeast Texas man has been sentenced to 50 years in the state penitentiary after prosecutors say he locked a 44-year-old woman in a small garage apartment where he repeatedly assaulted her and forced her to have sex.

Custom officers in TX seize nearly $1.4 million dollars in cocaine

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Brownsville and Matamoros International Bridge discovered cocaine valued at approximately $1,372,800 hidden within a Ford Explorer.

Former guards accused of smuggling cell phones into Texas prison

How were inmates inside a Texas prison allegedly able to make cell phone calls, plot crimes and acquire drugs?

Gov. Perry releases statement on death of Van Cliburn

Gov. Rick Perry today released the following statement regarding the death of the world renowned American pianist, Van Cliburn:

TX school discusses ban on cheerleaders' religious banners

Cheerleaders in one Texas town say they are fighting for their faith. They were writing scripture on signs for the football players until someone filed a suit.

Legendary pianist, East Texan Van Cliburn dies at 78

Renowned classical pianist Van Cliburn died of bone cancer Wednesday at his home in Fort Worth, Texas, his publicist said. He was 78. Cliburn was born in Shreveport, Lousiana, before moving to Kilgore, Texas at the age of six.

TX woman searches to find photo's rightful home

An East Texas woman is on a personal mission to help return an item that she found at a Goodwill store to its rightful home.

TX firefighters find burning body in dumpster

Beaumont police are investigating the discovery of a body in a dumpster Tuesday morning.

Gun, magazine found in student's backpack at TX school

A Marshall student was arrested Monday morning after an off duty officer discovered a handgun in his backpack.