Statewide News

Texas senator files bill prohibiting sale of synthetic drugs

Today, Senator Charles Perry filed SB 199 to prohibit the sale and use of synthetic drugs in the State of Texas.

Reward increased to $8,000 for violent Texas sex offender

The reward for Jeffrey Ortiz, 37, a Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offender and this month’s featured fugitive, has been increased to $8,000 for information leading to this capture if the tip comes in during the month of December.

Police chief on downtown Austin shooting: 'We were lucky'

The man who shot up downtown Austin last week had the words, "Let me die," written in marker on his chest, the city's police chief said Monday.

Former ETX youth pastor gets more than 20 years jail time for child porn

A 23-year-old former youth pastor has been sentenced to federal prison for child pornography violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales today.

Police: South Texas woman arrested for DWI after driving without tire

 A Harlingen woman is under arrest for driving without a tire on Thanksgiving night. Harlingen police saw 38 year-old Maria Isabel Gloria driving a Jeep without its front driver side tire around 2 on Friday morning.

Customized caskets made for Texas children killed in mobile home fire

A small town is rallying around a family who lost five children in a house fire. One business owner is paying his respects , with a special gift to the family, Kevin Reece has the story.

University of Texas offers Beyonce, Rihanna feminism course

Beyonce takes center stage at the University of Texas Austin. This spring, students will be able to take a unique course featuring the superstar.

Austin police searching for motive in Friday shooting rampage

Police in Austin, Texas are trying to figure out why a gunman went on a rampage in the heart of the city's downtown district.

BBB provides tips for safe online shopping

Cyber Monday, the Monday after Thanksgiving has become one of the most popular days to shop for the holidays.

Texas woman watched 280 executions

 Starting in 2001, Michelle Lyons watched men and women die in the Texas Department of Corrections death chamber inside the Walls Unit in Huntsville.