Statewide News

Court rips Texas redistricting plan as discriminatory

Federal judges struck down Texas lawmakers' plans for new congressional and state legislative districts Tuesday, finding the maps were designed to discriminate against minorities.

Dewhurst plans to seek re-election

Texas Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, looking beyond a failed run for the U. S. Senate, announced Tuesday that he plans to seek re-election as lieutenant governor.

Hurricane Isaac pushes back Texas A&M v La Tech opener to October

Louisiana Tech University officials announced today that its season opener against Texas A&M has been postponed until Oct.

Texas Most Wanted Fugitive caught in San Antonio

Eddie Garza Jr., 40, a Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitive, is now in custody after being captured in San Antonio. A $5,000 reward will be paid on a tip that helped lead to his arrest.

Isaac upgraded to category 1 hurricane

Isaac reached hurricane status Tuesday as it closed it on the Gulf Coast, threatening to deluge parts of the region with huge amounts of rain.

Texas prepares as Tropical Storm Isaac threatens Gulf Coast

Gov. Rick Perry has activated the Disaster District Committee (DDC) in Beaumont and placed state and local emergency management assets on alert as Tropical Storm Isaac makes it way towards the Gulf Coast.

Isaac poised for Gulf landfall on Katrina anniversary

New Orleans and much of the Gulf Coast faced the anniversary of devastating Hurricane Katrina by hunkering down for new storm amid "a high level of anxiety," as the Crescent City's mayor put it Monday.

East Texas woman given life sentence in murder of tenth husband

An Upshur County jury on Monday morning sentenced an Ore City woman to life in prison after convicting her of her husband's murder.

Governor Jindal: Every storm is different, prepare today

Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal held a Unified Command Group meeting and press conference at 11:30 a.m. in Baton Rouge to provide an update on the state’s preparations for Tropical Storm Isaac.

30 Defendants Indicted in Northeast Texas Drug Trafficking Enterprise

U.S. Attorney John M. Bales announced today that 30 individuals have been identified and indicted following a lengthy investigation into drug trafficking in the Eastern District of Texas.