Statewide News

New foster care safety rules approved

AUSTIN - The Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) Council today approved a set of new safety-related rules designed to more thoroughly screen potential foster parents and other caregivers and more adequately protect foster childr

Three soldiers slain at Fort Hood identified

The three soldiers killed Wednesday at Fort Hood, Texas, came from different places. Two grew up in small towns, and one came from a seaside city in Puerto Rico. They all died in a shooting rampage that also left 16 soldiers wounded. Sgt.

Williams challenges Attorney General Eric Holder on Fort Hood

Today, Congressman Roger Williams (RTX-25) challenged Attorney General Eric Holder on the administration’s “workplace violence” designation of the 2009 Fort Hood shooting.

Army: Possible altercation 'immediately preceded' Fort Hood shooting

KILLEEN, Texas (CNN) -- [Breaking news update, posted at 11:48 a.m.

Fort Hood shooting: Psychiatric issues 'fundamental underlying causal factor'

KILLEEN, Texas (CNN) -- A man opens fire at a military base, gunning down fellow soldiers before ending his own life. A hero steps in, trying to save lives.

Gov. Perry orders flags to half-staff

Governor Perry has ordered flags across the state be placed at half-staff following the tragedy at Ft. Hood Wednesday. The governor delivered the following order to Department of Public Safety Commander Jose Ortiz.

Fort Hood shooter was Iraq vet being treated for mental health issues

[Breaking news alert, 11:53 a.m.] Ivan Lopez passed a background check when he recently bought a .45-caliber Smith & Wesson handgun near Killeen, Texas, according to U.S. law enforcement officials.

Fort Hood shooting spree: 'Texans' hearts are once again very heavy'

KILLEEN, Texas (CNN) -- [Breaking news updates 10:29 a.m.] • Investigators have not made any conclusions about the motives of the suspected Fort Hood shooter, Army Secretary John McHugh told the Senate Armed Services Committee on Thursday.

Texas Water Development Board launches interactive website

As part of the Texas Water Development Board's ongoing efforts to promote awareness about water needs, the agency has launched an interactive website based on the 2012 State Water Plan.

Twin sisters found living with 130 cats in Houston

Animal Control officials made a shocking discovery in Texas. Two 60-year-old twin sisters were found living with 130 cats in a house in Houston.