Statewide News

Going for the Gold! The Transplant Games

Houston, TX (WGNO) -- There's a team of athletes from Louisiana who are doing something extraordinary.

Obama heads to Texas to address 'urgent humanitarian situation'

President Barack Obama travels to Texas, the epicenter of the immigrant influx, on Wednesday. But the trip has come under criticism from Republicans and some Democrats because, while it includes a Democratic Party fundraising event, it doesn't s

Texas city to vote on ordinance banning illegal immigrant housing

In League City, Texas, officials are considering a ban on housing illegal immigrants within the city limits.

RNC to host 2016 convention in Cleveland

On Tuesday, the Republican National Committee’s Site Selection Committee announced Cleveland, Ohio will be their recommendation to host the 2016 Republican National Convention.

Facebook removes hunting photos from Texas cheerleader's page

A Texas Tech cheerleader found herself in the sights of many last week after photos of her African hunts went viral on Facebook. Likewise, many stepped forward to defend her, including the Hunter Defense Fund.

Texas confirms state’s first Chikungunya case

The Texas Department of State Health Services has confirmed the state’s first human case of chikungunya, a viral disease that can cause fever and severe joint pain and is spread to people by mosquitoes.

Preacher killed with own gun in home invasion

A preacher was killed in Houston after confronting a burglar. Investigators said the murder weapon was the homeowner's gun.

Insurance company drops lawsuit against Texas widow

ACE Insurance, the company suing an East Texas woman who recently lost her husband, bowed out of their lawsuit Thursday evening. 

Texas teens catch 6 foot alligator

It almost sounded like the start of a bad joke. "If you were to catch an alligator, what would you do with it?" But this 911 call out of Cleburne proved to be one wild night for three fearless teens.

State launches ad campaign to curb infant sleeping deaths

Hundreds of babies die in their sleep in Texas each year – suddenly, unexpectedly, and often without a clear explanation.