Statewide News

Red Cross Offers Tips on How to Have a Safe Memorial Day Weekend

AUSTIN, TX, Thursday, May 24, 2012 — Memorial Day weekend is just ahead and for many it may mean taking to the highway for a quick vacation, breaking out the grill for some outdoor cooking, or taking that first dip in the pool.

Private spacecraft prepares for historic link to space station

(CNN) -- A private spacecraft has maneuvered closer to the International Space Station in preparation for what would be a historic rendezvous Friday, the company behind the project announced.

Mother Neff State Park Set to Almost Double in Size

The state’s first official Texas State Park will grow to almost 400 acres thanks to action taken today by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission.

East Texas college employees terminated by email

Almost all employment at Lon Morris College has been terminated.

Historic launch of private rocket heralds new era

(CNN) -- A new era in space exploration dawned Tuesday as a slender rocket shot into the dark Florida sky before sunrise, carrying the first private spacecraft bound for the International Space Station.

Community plans candle light vigil for missing cyclist

LAFAYETTE, LA — A community that banded together to finding a missing woman has sparked the attention of a national audience.

Texas officials urge caution over Memorial Day weekend

Texans are urged to use caution while celebrating the upcoming Memorial Day holiday weekend – and when doing any outdoor activity that can cause a spark.

Most popular Texas baby names of 2011

Texas — 2011's most popular baby names have been revealed! The Social Security Administration announced last year's most popular baby names in Texas.

Waco mail processing and distribution center proposed to stay open longer

WACO -- Under phase one of the U.S. Postal Service closures the Waco processing and distribution center will remain open until 2014, however the Waco annex will be closing.

Early morning earthquake hits East Texas

The USGS confirms a magnitude 4.3 earthquake struck 3 miles east of Timpson, Texas, around 3:15 this morning