Statewide News

Wednesday wildfire update

Yesterday, Texas Forest Service responded to 10 new fires for 2,184 acres. Since April 6th, Texas Forest Service has responded to fires that have burned more than one million acres.

Door-to-Door meat peddlers plaguing Central Texas neighborhoods

Waco, TX - Central Texas-area consumers should be on the alert for door-to-door meat salespeople, according to multiple complaints recently filed with BBB.

Texas outlaws marijuana-like substances

The Texas Department of State Health Services is outlawing marijuana-like substances that are found in synthetic marijuana products such as K2 and Spice. The ban is set to become effective April 22.

Monday wildfire update

Yesterday Texas Forest Service responded to 10 fires for 22,432 acres. Today the Texas Forest Service responded to 8 new calls for assistance from local fire departments. New Fires:

Comptroller’s Office begins notification of personal information exposure

AUSTIN, TX — The Texas Comptroller’s office is sending letters beginning Wednesday, April 13, to notify a large number of Texans whose personal information was inadvertently disclosed on an agency server that was accessible to the p

New bill gives Department of Transportation power to raise the speed limit

The Texas House has approved a bill to give the Department of Transportation the power to raise the speed limit to 85-miles per hour.

Shootout in San Antonio over price of Taco Bell burrito

The price of the Beefy Crunch Burrito had gone up from 99 cents to $1.49 and the man at the Rigsby Road Taco Bell drive-thru had just ordered seven.

Fires flaring up across Texas

Texas Forest Service responded to 8 fires for 161 acres on Friday. Saturday there were 16 requests for assistance from Texas Forest Service (TFS) resources.

Report: Texas fails to discipline doctors hospitals have punished

A new report says Texas is among the states that does not pursue many of the doctors who have been punished by hospitals, including ones the hospitals have barred.

Consumer alert: Beware of charitable scams during Japan relief effort

In wake of the earthquake and resulting tsunami that has caused widespread disaster in Japan and some areas of the United States, the Office of the Attorney General is cautioning generous Texans to carefully vet relief organizations before maki