Statewide News

Officials designate 67 miles of regional roadways as Interstate 69

I-69 MAKES HISTORY IN RIO GRANDE VALLEY AS SOUTH TEXAS’ FIRST INTERSTATE HIGHWAY Designation of 67 new I-69 interstate miles signals economic growth, mobility, international trade in booming South Texas region

TX most wanted fugitive captured in El Campo

Robert Allen Kotlar, 54, a Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitive, is now in custody after being arrested on Friday in El Campo, Texas. Kotlar has an extensive criminal history, and was recently wanted for parole violation.

Perry defends strict abortion law in Texas

The bill placing new curbs on abortion that passed the Texas legislature last week isn't anti-women, Gov. Rick Perry argued Sunday.

Attorney General Greg Abbott launches campaign for governor

Declaring that he both literally and figuratively has a spine of steel, Attorney General Greg Abbott announced his candidacy for governor Sunday.

West Nile Virus Fast Facts

West Nile virus is an illness spread by infected mosquitoes. More than 1,400 people have died of West Nile virus in the U.S., since it was first detected in New York City in 1999.

Illinois governor jabs Perry's 'favorite subject'

Roommates can be the worst. Take it from Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn, who on Sunday relayed his experience bunking with Gov. Rick Perry of Texas.

TV show set shakes as house blast sparks fire through neighborhood

Residents of a Corpus Christi, Texas, neighborhood had the kind of wake-up call no homeowner wants to get.

Hurricane season is underway and cities are getting better prepared

Hurricane season is underway and cities along the gulf and east coasts say they are better prepared this year.

Randy Travis remains under heavy sedation, in critical condition

Country singer Randy Travis remained under heavy sedation and in critical condition Friday, two days after surgery relieved pressure on his brain after a stroke, his publicist said.

After divisive debate, Texas Senate approves restrictive abortion measure

A bill that places new restrictions on abortion passed the Texas Senate on Friday after days of debate that galvanized activists nationwide.