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

Man sentenced for fatal hit-and-run accident

A Bryan man will spend the next three years behind bars. 31-year-old Orlando Yanez was sentenced Monday for the 2009 hit-and-run death of a motorcyclist. Yanez pleaded guilty to the charge.

US Department of Labor launches smartphone app contest

WASHINGTON — As part of the 75th anniversary of the Fair Labor Standards Act, the U.S.

Gatesville gun teacher accused of cutting corners

A Gatesville concealed handgun instructor has been released from jail, following his June 27 arrest for reportedly tampering with governmental records.

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.

Waco police searching for missing woman

Waco police have turned to the community for help in locating a missing woman, who was last seen on July 2.

Second lawsuit filed against West fertilizer plant supplier

As families in West, Texas try to rebuild after the devastating fertilizer plant explosion that destroyed homes, schools and a hospital, the product liability attorneys of Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Sorrels, Agosto & Friend are pursuing ful

Copperas Cove police investigating shooting last Friday that left 3 injured

Copperas Cove Police Department is still investigating the circumstances surrounding a shooting early last Friday morning that left three men injured.

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.