Statewide News

Saints march on to Miami

NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans Saints will head to the Super Bowl for the first time ever in franchise history after an overtime win over the Vikings Sunday night. They will meet the Indianapolis Colts who defeated the New York Jets over on Sunday

Shots fired at capitol building in Austin, one in custody

AUSTIN - Police say gunshots were fired on the south steps of the Texas Capitol Building this afternoon. More than half a dozen Texas Department of Public Safety cars descended on the capitol and officers carrying rifles surrounded the building.

Dallas group ships out to help Haiti

TEXAS - Doctors from the Lone Star State ship out to bring much-needed medical supplies to Haiti. The group from Forest Park Medical Center left North Texas early Sunday morning bound for Port-au-Prince. The trip was organized through the ancie

Cowboys expected to retain Wade Phillips

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has decided that head coach Wade Phillips will return next season despite the team's 34-3 loss Sunday to the Minnesota Vikings, a high-ranking team source said Monday.

Freeze causes $70M in damage to Texas homes

TEXAS - Frozen water pipes caused approximately $70 million damage to about 10,000 Texas homes, according to the Insurance Council of Texas, an industry group. The average claim was about $9,000 in North Texas and $5,000 in the Central and South T

Houston soon to be home of abortion 'supercenter'

A coalition of pro-life advocates and religious leaders plan to gather in Houston on Jan. 18 to oppose what is expected to be the largest abortion clinic in the country.

Yao Ming and 6' 2" wife expecting first baby

UNDATED - Break out the cigars and/or Serbian professional basketball players! Rockets star Yao Ming and his wife Ye Li are expecting their first child in July, a Chinese newspaper reported Tuesday.

Houston swears in openly gay mayor

Parker's public inauguration was held at the Wortham Theater on Monday.Several former mayors, including Bill White, Lee Brown, Bob Lanier, Kathryn Whitmire and Fred Hofheinz were in attendance.

Texas study confirms lower autism rate in Hispanics

NEW YORK – Hispanic kids are less likely than their non-Hispanic white counterparts to be diagnosed with autism, and socioeconomic factors don't seem to explain the difference, according to a new study in Texas scho