Statewide News

Get your home's air conditing ready for warm weather

(StatePoint) When the weather heats up, your heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system quickly becomes a most valuable player in your home life and stays that way for several months. However, the U.S.

Meet the 'Boomstick,' baseball's largest hot dog

What started as a novel food experiment at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington, Texas has turned into a super-sized food franchise -- all centered around a two-foot-long hot dog affectionately known as the "Boomstick."

Report whooping crane sightings to Parks and Wildlife

Wildlife officials are asking the public join Texas Parks and Wildlife Department's Texas Whooper Watch effort and watch for the endangered birds as they close out an unusual winter season in the state.

Texas Transportation Department to fund air traffic control services

In an effort to ensure safety at 13 municipal airports in Texas, the Texas Department of Transportation today said it intends to fund continued service of air traffic controllers when federal funding goes away as a result of sequestration, or b

Nominate businesses that support employee volunteerism in public schools

Applications are now being accepted by the State Board of Education (SBOE) for the 2013 Employers for Education Excellence (EEE) Award.

Emergency unemployment insurance benefits deadline extended

The deadline for jobless Texans to qualify for emergency unemployment insurance benefits has been extended to Jan. 1, 2014. Federal legislation signed by President Barack Obama on Jan.

Safety Summit for Employers and Employees May 14-16 in Austin

The Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Workers' Compensation (TDI-DWC) will host the 17th Annual Workplace Safety and Health Conference, the Texas Safety Summit, from May 14-16, 2013 in Austin at the Doubletree Hotel Austin, located

TX pastor blasts Victoria's Secret in open letter

Victoria's Secret is under fire from some parents over its new lingerie line. They feel the "Bright Young Things" collection is marketed to tweens.

OK dentist may have exposed 7,000 patients to HIV, Hepatitis

A Tulsa dentist who health investigators say may have exposed thousands of patients to HIV and hepatitis because of unsanitary practices also allowed "unauthorized, unlicensed" employees to perform intravenous sedation of patients, Su

Gay rights signs placed on TX Chik-fil-A restaurant

A Chick-fil-A restaurant in San Antonio, Texas, became a battleground for gay rights. More than two dozen signs covered the windows Thursday morning, calling for marriage equality.