Statewide News

Infant Deaths Prompt Doctors’ Outcry: Get the Shot!

Babies are dying in Texas — deaths that health officials say can be prevented. At last count, six children have died of pertussis, or whooping cough, in Texas this year.

Texas A&M Forest Service: 301 million trees killed by drought

A Texas A&M Forest Service survey of hundreds of forested plots scattered across the state shows 301 million trees were killed as a result of the devastating 2011 drought.

Marijuana found stuffed in tire, gas tank at Texas port

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers working at the Fabens port of entry seized 754 pounds of marijuana Saturday. It was one of seven drug busts totaling 1,337 pounds made by area CBP officers this weekend.

Neglected dog found alive in trash bag

A small dog was found alive in a trash bag that was placed outside of someone’s home in the Goodwood area on Friday, Sept. 21.

TEXAS LOTTERY® REVENUE FOR PUBLIC EDUCATION JUMPS $133 MILLION IN 2012

(AUSTIN) – The Texas Lottery Commission today reported record results for fiscal year 2012, gaining $133 million in revenue over last year for the state’s Foundation School Fund, an increase of 13.8 percent.

Belton High School to Distribute iPads

Belton ISD will embark on the iBHS 1:1 iPad Project as iPads will be distributed to 2,500 students beginning with Seniors on Friday, Sept. 21. Other grade levels will receive iPads as follows: Monday, Sept. 24, Juniors; Tuesday, Sept.

Woman on the run after 1-year-old tests positive for cocaine

Doña Ana County Sheriff's investigators said a 30-year-old Mesquite woman is on the run after child-abuse charges were filed against her this week.

Christian banners banned at Texas high school's football games

Kountze I.S.D. administrators have banned run-through banners at football games if they display religious messages. The superintendent made the decision after receiving a complaint.

DoD: Texas soldier killed in recent Afghanistan attacks

The Department of Defense announced today the deaths of four soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

UPDATE: Suspect named in LSU bomb threat

Shortly before midnight on Sept. 18, LSU Police arrested William Bouvay, Jr., 42, of Baton Rouge. He was booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison for Communicating False Information of Planned Bombing.