Statewide News

Bomb blows up in Houston woman's face

A small bomb sent to a woman and disguised in a box of chocolates in Houston blew up.

Attorney General Abbott leads multi-state coalition in defense of prayer

AUSTIN – Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott leading a multi-state coalition of 29 attorneys general today took legal action to defend the annual National Day of Prayer. An amicus brief authored by Attorney General Abbott urges the U.S.

President Obama declares federal disaster for south Texas

Tropical storm Alex has been upgraded to a category one hurricane Tuesday night with 80 mile-per-hour winds. President Obama issued a pre-emptive federal disaster declaration for south Texas as well Tuesday.

Texas crews fighting back the oil

Clean up crews in Texas continue to protect the coastline from the massive oil spill in the Gulf. Fort Worth-based TAS Environmental has a team working 12-hour days, 7-days a week, sucking up oil from coastal areas.

Houston man pleads guilty to 5 counts intoxication manslaughter

A Houston man pleaded guilty to five counts of intoxication manslaughter. The plea came just before his trial was set to start. Chanton Jenkins was driving drunk and using his cell phone in April 2009, when he lost control of his car. Five c

Student fined 22 million dollars

COLLEGE STATION - A Texas A&M student was fined nearly $22 million for causing a deadly accident in 2007. A Robertson County jury ruled Wednesday that Jasan Vestal was texting while driving, which caused the wreck. Phone records show Vestal sen

Senator Hutchison will finish term

Texas Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison says she will stay in the Senate.

UT developing 'exercise pill'

AUSTIN - Scientists are working on a pill that would allow people to lose weight without working out.

Hacker disables more than 100 cars remotely

More than 100 drivers in Austin, Texas found their cars disabled or the horns honking out of control, after an intruder ran amok in a web-based vehicle-immobilization system normally used to get the attention of con

Textbook turmoil in Austin

AUSTIN - The standards regarding school social studies textbooks are being discussed in Austin. Before meetings began, a group of University of Texas students marched to the school board meeting.