Statewide News

Texas communities empower residents to prepare for wildfires

COLLEGE STATION, Texas – Following a record-setting 2011 wildfire season, Texans are taking steps to prepare for dangerous blazes.

Court rules Texas can ban Planned Parenthood from health program

A federal court has ruled in favor of Texas, which wants to ban state funding for Planned Parenthood affiliates participating in a health program for low-income women because the family planning network performs abortions.

West Nile outbreak largest ever in U.S.

The recent West Nile virus outbreak is the largest ever seen in the United States, according to new numbers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

School lunches get a new look

It’s that time of year again. Backpacks are packed with fresh supplies, new shoes are being tied, and school bells are beckoning kids across Texas and the nation.

Akin flub puts abortion at center of campaign debate

Washington (CNN) -- A campaign flub by a Republican Senate candidate shifted the political focus Monday to abortion and women's rights, as certain GOP nominee Mitt Romney and his conservative running mate faced a town hall-style meeting in

At least 4 people shot at a Texas Walmart

(CNN) -- At least four people were shot Sunday in a Walmart parking lot in central Texas, police said. A suspect was arrested at the scene, they said.

Equipment en route to drill relieve well at Louisiana sinkhole

Throughout the day the Louisiana State Police will be assisting Texas Brine in moving equipment needed to drill a relief well at the location of the sinkhole in Bayou Corne.

Nidal Hasan appears in court with beard, held in contempt for 3rd time

Military Judge Col. Gregory A. Gross in the case of United States vs. Maj. Nidal M. Hasan began the Aug. 14 hearing with another contempt proceeding as he has done in the previous three hearings.

Dallas County considers aerial spraying in West Nile outbreak

The Texas Department of State Health Services is providing guidance for people concerned about potential aerial spraying to control mosquitoes in their areas.

Area residents worry drilling relief may not fix Louisiana sinkhole

The Louisiana Department of Natural Resources says they've approved a permit for a relief well in Assumption Parish, but the concerns continue near Bayou Corne.