Statewide News

Energy Future Holdings files for bankruptcy


UT Regent Recorded Chancellor Without His Knowledge

During a closed-door session of the University of Texas System Board of Regents in August, one of the regents recorded a discussion with Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa without his knowledge, the system confirmed this week.

New surveillance footage shows helicopter crashing on hospital rooftop

Brand new video shows a medical helicopter crashing on the roof of a hospital before it could even take off. Everyone inside is okay, Mike Springer has more on the quick thinking by the pilot.

New law limits standardized tests, but not prep work


The mystery surrounding Atari's ET games is no more

 According to legend, many unwanted ET game cartridges for the Atari are buried on piles of trash in the Alamogordo Landfill. Crews, on Saturday, had the opportunity to prove that the legends are true.

Report: Prison heat violates basic human rights


Lawmaker Wants AG Opinion on Governor's Legal Bill

A state lawmaker wants to know if it’s legal to have taxpayers foot the $450-an-hour bill for the attorney hired to defend Gov. Rick Perry in a grand jury investigation.

U.S. Border Patrol agents ramp up efforts in Valley

On a recent afternoon in this Rio Grande Valley town, Juan Longoria stood in his driveway, talking on his cellphone while enjoying a longneck.

Texas woman allegedly threatens murder over bad corn dog

Police say a Midland, Texas woman threatened to kill restaurant workers last week over a botched corn dog order.

9-year-old Hobbs boy inspires East Texans with his selfless generosity

One 9-year-old boy is battling a rare disease and his kindness and generosity will inspire you.

Texas family plagued with ailments gets $3 million in fracking judgment

When the Parr family started having serious health problems late in 2008, they had no idea it was associated with what they call "a multitude" of drilling operations that popped up near their 40-acre ranch in Decatur, 60 miles northwe

Texas teacher accused of giving student lap dance at school

An Aldine Independent School District teacher is accused of giving a middle school student a lap dance in front of other students. Court documents show Felicia Smith, 42, was charged with improper relationship with a student on Thursday.

Texas woman wanted for Army desertion nabbed during Bossier City prostitution sting

A Texas soldier is behind bars after she went AWOL and was arrested in Bossier City during a prostitution sting.

Two Texas men caught stealing beef hidden in pants

Two men were taken into Lufkin police custody Wednesday after it was discovered the pair was attempting to sneak steaks out of a local business in their pants.