Statewide News

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.

Shootout in San Antonio over price of Taco Bell burrito

The price of the Beefy Crunch Burrito had gone up from 99 cents to $1.49 and the man at the Rigsby Road Taco Bell drive-thru had just ordered seven.

Fires flaring up across Texas

Texas Forest Service responded to 8 fires for 161 acres on Friday. Saturday there were 16 requests for assistance from Texas Forest Service (TFS) resources.

Report: Texas fails to discipline doctors hospitals have punished

A new report says Texas is among the states that does not pursue many of the doctors who have been punished by hospitals, including ones the hospitals have barred.

Consumer alert: Beware of charitable scams during Japan relief effort

In wake of the earthquake and resulting tsunami that has caused widespread disaster in Japan and some areas of the United States, the Office of the Attorney General is cautioning generous Texans to carefully vet relief organizations before maki

Gov. Perry deflects blame for teacher layoffs

Texas school districts have for months pointed the finger at the state's spartan budget proposals for forcing them to lay off thousands of teachers and other employees.

Arrest made in Twilight Rapist case

The Twilight Rapist Task Force has confirmed that a man arrested Saturday in Jackson County has been positively linked to several crimes against elderly women throughout Central and South Central Texas.