Statewide News

DSHS recalls Uncle Ben's infused rice products

The Texas Department of State Health Services is urging people to be aware of a recent nationwide recall of 5 and 25 pound bags of Uncle Ben's infused rice products that were distributed in Texas and possibly other states.

Rand Paul warns his former home state, Texas, could turn blue

Sen. Rand Paul on Saturday made a prediction that plenty of Democrats would love to see come true, but Republicans hope to avoid: "Texas will be a Democratic state within 10 years if you don't change."

Recall of nearly 9 million pounds of meat not fully inspected

Some 8.7 million pounds of meat from a Northern California company have been recalled because they came from "diseased and unsound" animals that weren't properly inspected, a federal agency announced Saturday.

Houston Police officer offers jacket to homeless man on cold day

It turns out a random act of kindness by a Houston Police officer wasn't so random after all.

Give your lady the gift of safety this Valentine's Day

Does a handgun make a better Valentine's Day gift than a handbag? A Texas Police Department seems to think so.

In Texas, Rand Paul meets a Cruz and a Bush

 Texas is a vast and diverse state with sprawling urban centers and wide open pastures, but sometimes the political universe here can feel pretty small.

Grand jury choses not to indict man on capital murder for shooting, killing deputy

A grand jury decided not to indict a Central Texas man on capital murder for the shooting death of a sheriff's deputy.  

TX ranked top exporting state for 12th straight year

Texas has again been ranked the number one exporting state in the nation by the U.S. Census Bureau, making it the 12th consecutive year Texas has held this position.

Sister: Driver was "running from voices in her head" when she caused triple fatal

HARDIN COUNTY (KBMT) -- A woman police say is responsible for an accident that killed a pregnant woman and her sister has been released from the hospital. A hospital spokesperson confirmed to 12News that Crystal Boyett, 40, of Kirbyville, was rele

Judge orders Texas teen Ethan Couch to rehab for driving drunk, killing 4

A judge on Wednesday ordered that Ethan Couch -- who drove drunk and caused a crash, killing four people and injuring two -- go to a lock-down residential treatment facility. State District Judge Jean Boyd had already decided the Texas teenager w