Statewide News

DFW-area exotic animal sanctuary to nurture and care

BOYD, TX (July 9, 2013) – The International Exotic Animal Sanctuary (IEAS) announced today that 11 bears from North Carolina will now call IEAS home; two Asian (also called Moon) bears, six American black bears and three grizzly bears.

Texas ranks 2nd in Top States for Business

CNBC and First in Business Worldwide is counting down the Top 5 States for Business during CNBC's Business Day programming and on CNBC.com.

Governor Perry appeals President's denial of major disaster declation for West explosion

Texas Governor Rick Perry formally appealed President Barack Obama's decision to deny a major disaster declaration that would provide additional federal assistance to the people of West as the community continues to recover from the deadly

VIDEO: ETX kids wrangle gators over holiday weekend

An alligator-catching contest in South Texas is a big draw over the long holiday weekend. The Gator Rescue Wildlife Park in Beaumont holds the annual event.

INFO: What to do if your child runs away from home

Realizing that your child has run away from home is filled with emotion - anger that she would do such a thing; fear for her safety; shame that others may think that you are not a "good" parent.

Santorum to jump into Texas abortion ban battle

Rick Santorum's heading to Texas to put his support behind a controversial bill that would ban most abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy. According to a press release obtained by CNN that will be sent later Tuesday, Santorum will hold a news conf

Both sides of abortion debate weigh in on Texas 'fetal pain' bill hearing

AUSTIN, Texas (CNN) -- The divisiveness of the abortion debate was on full display in the Texas statehouse Monday as SB1, also known as the fetal pain bill, was opened to public comment by the Senate Health and Human Services Committee.

Country singer Randy Travis admitted to hospital, listed in critical condition

Country singer Randy Travis has been admitted to a Texas hospital. According to a news release, Travis was admitted to medical facility on Sunday for complications for viral cardiomyopathy.

BREAKING: Rick Perry announces he will not seek re-election

During a special announcement on Monday, Governor Rick Perry announced he would not seek re-election as Governor of Texas. Perry announced this after being introduced by his wife, Anita Perry.

Texas Rangers host first responders, victims of West explosion

A day at the ballpark was more than just that for the people of West, Texas. The Texas Rangers helped make sure the town, affected by that deadly plant explosion, could have a day of fun after so much grief.