Statewide News

DPS: Damaged front tire caused deadly pickup truck accident

A damaged front right tire caused the pickup truck accident in Texas that killed 15 people in the town of Goliad this week, authorities said Wednesday.

What’s black and white and read all over?

What’s black and white and read all over? “The Texas Classic,” the new general-issue license plate released by the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (TxDMV).

What parents need to know when looking for child care

As the school year approaches and summer camps wrap up, many parents will start looking for other child care arrangements. Selecting the right daycare can be one of the more stressful decisions a parent will make.

Texas receives $3 million in grants to help recent Army veterans find employment

The states of Georgia, Illinois, North Carolina and Texas will receive grants totaling $3 million to develop strategies aimed at helping returning Army veterans find employment more quickly through the public workforce system, Secretary of Labo

Early voting begins in Texas runoff

Voters in Texas began casting early voting ballots Monday in the bitter GOP Senate runoff election between Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst and his tea party-backed rival Ted Cruz.

13 die when packed pickup truck crashes in Texas

(CNN) -- A Ford pickup truck crammed with nearly two dozen people crashed in southeastern Texas on Sunday evening, killing at least 13 people and injuring 10 others.

Texas employers add 12,900 jobs in June

The Texas economy added 12,900 seasonally adjusted nonfarm jobs in June. Texas’ seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 7.0 percent in June, from 6.9 percent in May, and down from 8.1 percent a year ago.

Arkansas deputies seize 160 pounds of pot found in Bar-B-Que pit

Two Texas men are in the Hempstead County Dention center after getting busted with 160 pounds of marijuana in a Bar-B-Que smoker.

DPS honors those committed to protecting children

The Texas Public Safety Commission and Department of Public Safety (DPS) Director Steven McCraw today presented two Medals of Merit, a Unit Citation and three Director’s Awards to individuals who helped target those who prey on children.

Texas Sales Tax Holiday Weekend a Month Away

(AUSTIN) — Texas Comptroller Susan Combs reminds shoppers they can save money on everything from pens, jeans and shoes to backpacks and other items priced under $100 during the state’s annual sales tax holiday.