Statewide News

Largest cocaine seizure since 2010 at Columbus POE found in cement

A 60-year-old Las Cruces man was arrested at the Columbus Port of Entry on Friday for allegedly attempting smuggle over thirteen pounds of cocaine valued at $435,000 hidden in joint cement.

McCaul plan would fund Guard, aid Border Patrol


First Texas execution of 2015 set for Wednesday


'Put'em in a Coffin': The new, destructive social media game

"Put him in a coffin," it's the latest social media driven, destructive, attention getting prank to hit the internet. You can find it all over YouTube.

Gov. Martinez talks schools, economy, right-to-work during State of the State address

Gov. Susana Martinez kicked off this year's 60-day legislative session with the annual State of the State address, and repeatedly urged lawmakers to choose courage over comfort.

Gov. Abbott, Lt. Gov. Patrick Take Oath of Office

In a moment he called "highly improbable," Greg Abbott became the 48th governor of Texas in a ceremony on the south steps of the Texas Capitol on Tuesday. His wife, Cecilia Abbott, became the first Latina first lady of Texas.

Storify: Inauguration Day for Abbott, Patrick


Students, staff from Del Valle ES represent YISD in Texas Capitol Schoolhouse

Students and teachers at Del Valle Elementary School in Ysleta ISD will have the unique opportunity to participate in the Texas Capitol Schoolhouse next week, as they are one of only ten school districts in the state to demonstrate to legislato

Mexican Governors won't be at Abbott's Inauguration


Texas man takes 81,000 pennies to the bank

A penny saved is a penny earned. It's a saying 81-year-old Ira Key's father recited long ago.

Film incentive program fears guilt by association


Grateful Dead reuniting for 50th-anniversary shows

The Grateful Dead is planning on making one final splash -- or should that be "Ripple"?

Saying 'Thank You' to Texas police

A lot of tough, brawny Austin police officers were brought to tears Saturday by a sweet, 10-year-old girl from Tyler, Texas.

The New Guys and an Election Four Years Away

This is insanely early, but if presidential races can go on for years and years, there is no reason to avoid talking about the 2018 race for Texas governor.