Statewide News

Texas House Passes Transportation Legislation

This evening, the Texas House of Representatives passed two pivotal pieces of transportation legislation, HB1 and SJR1.

Nichols pleased with Legislature's passage of transportation funding bill

On August 5, 2013, the Texas Legislature passed the SJR 1, the bill that will create a constitutional amendment to dedicate up to 50 percent of all oil and gas severance taxes currently transferred to the Economic Stabilization Fund to the stat

David Dewhurst congratulations Texas legislature on Rainy Day Fund

Lt. Governor, David Dewhurst, congratulated the Texas Legislature for approving a plan to fund road construction while protecting a robust balance in the state's Economic Stabilization Fund, also known as the Rainy Day Fund.

REPORT: Nelson Cruz to accept 50-game suspension for involvement with Biogenesis case

According to Dallas media reports, Texas Rangers outfielder, Nelson Cruz, has decide to accept his 50-game suspension for his involvement in a Biogenesis case.

Reward increased for TX most wanted sex offender

The reward for John Michael Enard, 59, a Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offender and this month’s featured fugitive, has increased to $13,000 for information leading to his capture if the tip comes in during the month of August.

One dead after big rig crashes into wall and plummets off an overpass

The driver of an 18-wheeler is dead in Grand Prairie, Texas after his truck ran off an overpass Saturday afternoon.

Salad eaten at restaurants in Iowa, Nebraska blamed for illness outbreak

Diners at Red Lobster and Olive Garden restaurants in Iowa and Nebraska caught an intestinal illness tied to a rare type of parasite after eating salad mix that came from Mexico, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Friday.

FEMA announces extra aid for Texas town decimated by blast

 The Obama administration has issued a disaster declaration for the Texas town hit by fertilizer plant blasts in April.

Judge allows evidence of Fort Hood suspect's Web searches on jihad

 A military court judge ruled Friday that the prosecutors may use as evidence Maj. Nidal M.

Original Texas Tech 'Masked Rider' dies at 81

When he rode onto the field at the Gator Bowl in 1954, Joe Kirk Fulton had no idea that Texas Tech’s Masked Rider would eventually be recognized by The Associated Press as one of the top ten coolest college mascots.