Statewide News

How to Reduce the Cost of Owning a Car

(StatePoint) The cost of car ownership is on the rise again this year, according to a new report from AAA. And if you’re a family on a budget or a senior on a fixed income, you may feel the impact already.

Ways to Keep the Family Entertained During Summer Road Trips

(StatePoint) With summer travel season upon us, families across the country are taking to the open road for family road trips. But while the destination always leads to excitement, oftentimes the long car ride can be a drag.

TX teen bags state's largest alligator

An 18 year-old high school senior, on his first alligator hunt, has bagged the largest alligator to be certified in the State of Texas.

61-year-old Beaumont man receives bionic fingers

A daily struggle is over for a Beaumont man who spent the past six decades without any fingers on his right hand, thanks to a set of bionic fingers.

Three Top Tips for Summer Travel

(StatePoint) As families nationwide are packing their gear and heading out by car, plane and boat, recent data suggests that this summer travel season could be substantially busier than in years past.  

Tinnitus 411: What You Need to Know About Ringing Ears

(StatePoint) In a world full of noise -- from everything from city traffic and lawnmowers to hairdryers and earbuds on personal music devices -- hearing problems are a growing issue.

DPS memorializes fallen TX Peace Officers

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) today honored 10 Texas law enforcement officers who lost their lives in the line of duty during the last year. The lives of these officers, including DPS Sgt.

Cornyn files amendment to address TX water shortage, engage Mexico on treaty compliance

U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) introduced an amendment to the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) reauthorization to address Mexico’s failure to take action to uphold its water obligations to the U.S.

CBP seizes 436 lbs. of marijuana

U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operations officers working at the Presidio port of entry seized 436 pounds of marijuana Saturday, officials said. The estimated street value of the seized contraband is $348,800.

11-year-old Texas boy dies in school bus accident

An 11-year-old boy was killed this morning in a school bus accident near Dallas. It happened in Springtown in Parker County around 6:30 a.m.