Statewide News

Celebrate 178 years of Texas Independence March 1-2

All natural-born Texans and those who got here as soon as they could are invited to a Texas-sized 178th birthday celebration on the very spot “where Texas became Texas” in 1836 when delegates met to make a formal declaration of inde

Former youth pastor at north Texas church sentenced to 12 years in federal prison on child pornography conviction

A former youth pastor in a north Texas church was sentenced Wednesday to 12 years in federal prison for receiving child pornography.

Federal grand jury indicts west Texas man for producing child pornography

A west Texas man was charged in a federal indictment with one count of producing child pornography, announced U.S. Attorney Sarah R. Saldaña of the Northern District of Texas.

LBJ backers plan major civil rights summit to honor legacy

The family and friends of former President Lyndon Baines Johnson will sponsor a major three-day civil rights summit to mark the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act he signed - and hope this can help them broaden the image many have of the

'Meanie' the peacock killed after attacking female neighbors

A peacock who had recently taken to terrorizing female neighbors was twice Tased by authorities and then fatally shot by his owners this week in northwest Harris County.

Panel: Cruz creating headaches for McConnell, GOP

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, is not making many friends in his own party after his latest attempt to block the Senate from raising the debt ceiling.

Human lung made in lab for first time

- For the first time, scientists have created human lungs in a lab -- an exciting step forward in regenerative medicine, but an advance that likely won't help patients for many years.

Texas widow receives deceased husband's heart from hospital, may not even be human

A widow is battling a hospital to have her late husband's remains returned 10 years after his death, she says what the hospital sent her might not even be human remains. "There's a big hole in my life."

Gov. Perry speaks on CA oil company relocating to TX

Gov. Rick Perry today released the following statement on Occidental Petroleum Corporation moving its corporate headquarters from Los Angeles, California to Houston, Texas:

Body of missing world traveler Leanne Bearden found in Texas

Authorities expect to complete the autopsy Friday for a Colorado woman who went missing in Texas last month after traveling the world with her husband, police said. There will be no further updates in the case until the autopsy is complete, Garden