Statewide News

Sunday wildfire update

Yesterday, Texas Forest Service responded to 17 new fires for 1,401 acres. Over the last five days due to more favorable weather conditions good progress has

Friday wildfire update

· Yesterday Texas Forest Service responded to 10 new fires for 522 acres. · The following fires have been contained: o Mossy Rock Ranch Fire (Stephens County, 800 acres)

Gov. Perry urges Texas to pray for rain

Gov. Rick Perry has issued a proclamation asking Texans to pray for rain -- specifically on Friday through Sunday. He has proclaimed April 22-April 24 to be "Days of Prayer for Rain in the State of Texas."

Most wanted sex offender captured in Mexico

A sex offender wanted on 18 counts of aggravated sexual assault of a child is behind bars after his arrest last night at an international bridge in El Paso.

Wednesday wildfire update

Yesterday, Texas Forest Service responded to 10 new fires for 2,184 acres. Since April 6th, Texas Forest Service has responded to fires that have burned more than one million acres.

Door-to-Door meat peddlers plaguing Central Texas neighborhoods

Waco, TX - Central Texas-area consumers should be on the alert for door-to-door meat salespeople, according to multiple complaints recently filed with BBB.

Texas outlaws marijuana-like substances

The Texas Department of State Health Services is outlawing marijuana-like substances that are found in synthetic marijuana products such as K2 and Spice. The ban is set to become effective April 22.

Monday wildfire update

Yesterday Texas Forest Service responded to 10 fires for 22,432 acres. Today the Texas Forest Service responded to 8 new calls for assistance from local fire departments. New Fires:

Comptroller’s Office begins notification of personal information exposure

AUSTIN, TX — The Texas Comptroller’s office is sending letters beginning Wednesday, April 13, to notify a large number of Texans whose personal information was inadvertently disclosed on an agency server that was accessible to the p

New bill gives Department of Transportation power to raise the speed limit

The Texas House has approved a bill to give the Department of Transportation the power to raise the speed limit to 85-miles per hour.