Statewide News

Gov. Perry orders flags to half-staff

Governor Perry has ordered flags across the state be placed at half-staff following the tragedy at Ft. Hood Wednesday. The governor delivered the following order to Department of Public Safety Commander Jose Ortiz.

Fort Hood shooter was Iraq vet being treated for mental health issues

[Breaking news alert, 11:53 a.m.] Ivan Lopez passed a background check when he recently bought a .45-caliber Smith & Wesson handgun near Killeen, Texas, according to U.S. law enforcement officials.

Fort Hood shooting spree: 'Texans' hearts are once again very heavy'

KILLEEN, Texas (CNN) -- [Breaking news updates 10:29 a.m.] • Investigators have not made any conclusions about the motives of the suspected Fort Hood shooter, Army Secretary John McHugh told the Senate Armed Services Committee on Thursday.

Texas Water Development Board launches interactive website

As part of the Texas Water Development Board's ongoing efforts to promote awareness about water needs, the agency has launched an interactive website based on the 2012 State Water Plan.

Twin sisters found living with 130 cats in Houston

Animal Control officials made a shocking discovery in Texas. Two 60-year-old twin sisters were found living with 130 cats in a house in Houston.

Appeals court upholds challenged parts of Texas abortion law

A federal appeals court on Thursday upheld two provisions of a Texas abortion law pertaining to hospital privileges for physicians who perform abortions and protocols for abortion-inducing drugs.

Texas family fights for euthanasia laws after daughter's death

A Texas family is fighting to make euthanasia of terminal patients legal in the state. They don't want other families to go through the pain that they have endured.

UPDATE: Crews working to recover spilled bunker fuel oil in Houston Ship Channel

Efforts to contain and recover oil spilled after a collision that occurred Saturday in the Houston Ship Channel continue with an aggressive deployment of all available response resources on Sunday.

Texas teen writes officer ticket for improper parking

A teenager in Texas turns the tables on a policeman when she noticed that the officer did something improper. Officer Tommy King, with the Baytown Police Department, patrols the apartment complex and keeps the criminals away.

The Big Sit! - Great Texas Birding Classic

AUSTIN – Whether you’re a novice birder with a busy schedule or a “fool” for birding who enjoys a little friendly competition, the 18th Annual Great Texas Birding Classic is a must.