School districts anxious about second round of STAAR testing

Midway ISD officials are anxious about Tuesday being the start of another round of STAAR testing for students.

Waco Parks & Rec opens new hike and bike trail

Waco Parks and Recreation officials celebrated the opening of the newly completed Cotton Belt Trail in McLennan County on Tuesday.

Third rabies case confirmed in McLennan Co. in about a week

A rabid skunk was captured last week in a resident's yard in the 400 block of Shadow Mountain Drive in Woodway. On Monday, it was confirmed that the animal has rabies.  

AR Atty. General asks Exxon to retain records

On Tuesday, Attorney General Dustin McDaniel requested that Exxon Mobil Corporation preserve and maintain all documents and all other information related to Friday’s extensive oil spill and ongoing cleanup efforts in Mayflower.

2 inmates escape Hopkins Co. Jail, 9 schools on lockdown

According to the Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office, two inmates, one being held on a capital murder charge, escaped the Hopkins County jail Tuesday morning around 9:20 a.m.

Texas Distracted Driving Awareness Month begins

The State of Texas has kicked off the month of April as Distracted Driving Awareness Month and experts say the problem goes way beyond texting and talking while behind the wheel.

Worst U.S. cities for allergy sufferers

Things aren't looking good for people with allergies in Tennessee.

Obama announces $100M to unlock mysteries of the brain

President Obama on Tuesday will unveil a $100 million initiative to research the human brain, in hopes of unlocking further understanding of brain disorders.

North Korea says it plans to restart shuttered nuclear reactor

After weeks of hurling threats at the United States and its allies, North Korea announced Tuesday it will restart a nuclear reactor it had shut more than five years ago.

Federal public defenders hit hard by budget cuts

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Furloughs, delayed cases, smaller paychecks and weekend work.