Statewide News

State senator stepping down after a week

UNDATED - State Senator Kip Averitt will be stepping down later this month. The Republican's announcement on Monday, comes just a week after he won his primary race. Averitt cited health concerns. A special election will be held in may t

Senator Hutchison concedes to Governor Perry

UNDATED - Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison conceded the Republican nomination for Texas governor to Governor Rick Perry last night. The GOP nominee will face democratic nominee and former Houston Mayor Bill White. The 2010 Texas gubernatorial elect

Primary elections vote tomorrow

WACO - Texas primary elections will be held tomorrow. Republican gubernatorial candidates include incumbent Rick Perry, Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison and Debra Medina. Democratic candidates include Bill White and Faruk Shami.

Poll shows Perry pulling away

The race for the March 2 primaries continues with current Governor Rick Perry seperating from the pack. In September, Senator Hutchison had a 40-38 lead over Perry. According to a current Rasmussen poll, Perry is enjoying a 21 percent lead over

Olbermann turns down invitation to Dallas Tea Party rally

At least one invited guest will not be coming to Saturday's Dallas Tea Party anniversary rally.

Police arrest two alleged church arsonists

A pair of arrests are made in a string of church fires in East Texas. Authorities have taken 19-year-old Jason Robert Bourque and 21-year-old Daniel George McAllister into custody. Officials suspect the two are responsible for ten church

Plane crashes into Austin building

AUSTIN - A small plane crashed into a building in north Austin around 10 a.m.. Officials believe it could have been intentional. The pilot, Joseph Andrew Stack, reportedly set his own home on fire before flying the plane into the building. H

Charlie Wilson dies at 76

Yesterday, former Representative Charlie Wilson, of Texas, died at the age of 76. A Trinity native, Wilson served in Congress for the second district of Texas for more than two decades. Wilson served as a Navy lieutenant before working in the t

Former Rep. Charlie Wilson dead at 76

LUFKIN, Texas - A hospital spokeswoman says former Rep. Charlie Wilson of Texas has died at the age of 76.The Trinity native served in Congress for the second district of Texas for more than two decades.

2 more church fires in East Texas

Federal investigators are sorting through the two latest church fires in East Texas. The fires were reported within an hour of each other Monday night, and the churches are about three miles apart in a rural area northwest of Tyler. Federal off