Statewide News

Texas executes man convicted of 2002 abduction, killing

Texas executed Richard Cobb on Thursday for the 2002 abduction and killing of a man outside of the town of Rusk, southeast of Dallas, the state Department of Criminal Justice said. Cobb was convicted of kidnapping Kenneth Vandever, 37, during an a

TX photographer arrested on 24 counts of child exploitation

A photographer has been arrested on child exploitation charges in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales today.

TX doctors offer free fertility consultations

In recognition of National Infertility Awareness Week, two Dallas-based fertility specialists will offer free consultations on Saturday, May 4th.

Obama to attend memorial for victims of Texas plant explosion

WEST, Texas (CNN) -- President Barack Obama will join residents of West, a central Texas town still looking for answers, at a memorial service Thursday for the 14 people killed in a fertilizer plant explosion last week.

Town devastated by fertilizer explosion is guided by the West way

WEST, Texas (CNN) -- Next to the 24-hour Czech Stop off I-35 in central Texas, travelers line up to get a taste of the pastries and breads that define this community.

Five things to look for when choosing a dentist

(StatePoint) Choosing a dentist can be daunting. How do you know if your dentist is up-to-date with the latest technologies? That he or she has been keeping up on the latest in care? That equipment is clean?

House rejects Texas Lottery Commission

In an outcome that left many House members stunned, a bill to continue the Texas Lottery Commission failed on Tuesday, potentially abolishing scratch-off tickets, charity bingo and other popular games of chance and blowing a new hole in the sta

Texas and Louisiana file challenge to block federal regulation that would shorten red snapper recreational fishing season

AUSTIN — Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, along with the Louisiana Attorney General’s Office, has filed a legal challenge asking a federal district court to block a proposed federal rule that would punish Texas and Louisiana by shortening the red

Oil, money and politics; EPA snags Keystone XL pipeline

The politics of oil and ecology have put President Obama between a rock and hard place, as he faces a decision on whether or not to permit construction of a new pipeline. The squeeze just got tighter with a new, negative environmental assessment.

2 from 'Texas 10 Most Wanted' captured

The Texas Department of Public Safety announced, Monday, that two Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitives were captured within the last week.