Statewide News

WCS's hiring of legislative aide draws ethics concerns

Betsy Madru, the new vice president of government affairs at Waste Control Specialists, should have no trouble connecting with key lawmakers about policy that affects the billion-dollar company.

In Texas, battle brewing over teacher evaluation rules


Despite Smelly Controversy, Sriracha Factory Not Heading to Texas Soon

With a Texas flag flying overhead, David Tran founder of Huy Fong Foods, the maker of the famous spicy red sauce sriracha, escorted an entourage of Lone Star state officials around his massive southern California plant Monday.

Caught on Cam: Brutal Texas raid

Dozens of angry protesters marched on Texas' Baytown Police Department Sunday calling it's officers criminal and abusive toward Hispanic people. The complaints coming in the wake of a birthday party last weekend.

Dream date comes true

Saturday was an exciting evening for a high school senior who landed a date with a Houston Texans cheerleader for his senior prom.

Illegal immigrants tortured, raped in rural Texas county

Authorities in Dimmit County, Texas say they've rescued six undocumented immigrants being tortured as they were held for ransom.

Wildfire destroys as many as 100 homes in the Texas panhandle

Hundreds of people fled to shelters as a wildfire threatened an entire town outside Amarillo. Firefighters believe the fire destroyed more than 100 homes, but Andrew Spencer reports the fire is now 75 percent contained.

Gender gap in higher ed outcomes is scrutinized


Texas police officer defends shooting a 93-year-old woman

(CNN) -- A police officer who fatally shot a 93-year-old woman at her home in Texas is defending his use of deadly force and lashing out at the City Council that fired him.

Texas A&M System Announces Hiring Freeze

The Texas A&M University System announced a hiring freeze among non-faculty administrative employees on Friday that's intended to cut costs and redirect money toward academics system-wide.

What's the magic number on Texas' water needs?

    How much more water will Texas really need by 2060?

Drama teacher charged with sexual assault marries teen

An acting teacher in Houston faces child sex charges, and investigators said he went to extreme lengths to avoid prosecution. Ilich Guardiola, 41, dodged questions has he was taken to Harris County Jail in handcuffs.

Texas A&M system announces hiring freeze


VA scheduler in Texas claims waits for appointments were covered up

Clerks scheduling medical appointments for veterans were "cooking the books" at their bosses' behest to hide the fact some had to wait weeks, if not months, for appointments, a VA scheduler in San Antonio said Thursday.