Statewide News

Texas SAT scores hit 22-year low

The report card is in and Texas students aren't making the grade. Texas' SAT scores are abysmal, the worst they have been in 22 years. That has some worried about education in our state.

Federal judge: Texas voter ID law unconstitutional

Less than two weeks before the start of early voting, a federal judge ruled the state’s photo voter ID law unconstitutional late Thursday and ordered state officials to drop the new requirements.

5th Circuit Refuses to Reconsider Abortion Lawsuit

*Editor's note: This story has been updated throughout.

Ebola response puts Jenkins in spotlight, again


Estranged husband kills self after attempted murder in North Texas

A Fort Worth man shot and killed himself Thursday morning in Whitehouse after a failed murder attempt.

Questions arise over alleged inappropriate relationship

Cynthia Mendoza died Wednesday, following a drunk driving crash that happened on Sunday. The driver, David Zavala, has been charged with intoxicated manslaughter.

5th Circuit Refuses to Reconsider First HB 2 Lawsuit

*Editor's note: This story has been updated throughout.

Ebola test results come back negative on Dallas County deputy

UPDATE: According to DSHS, testing of the specimen submitted by Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital was completed on Thursday with a negative result for Ebola.

Death row inmate freed after nine years in Texas prison

An intellectually disabled construction worker was freed Wednesday after nine years in a Texas prison, including four of them on death row, after his initial conviction for murdering a year-old infant was overturned.

Abbott campaigns with Fiorina to reach women voters


Second possible Ebola patient reported in Dallas-area

At 12:32 p.m. Wednesday, October 8, Frisco dispatch received a call from Care Now, 301 Main Street, regarding a patient exhibiting signs and symptoms of Ebola.

Texas fugitive walks into police station with stolen glock, turns self in

Troopers with Louisiana State Police Troop I placed a 29-year-old Texas man into custody after he walked into the Troop armed with a stolen handgun.

UT System Overhauls Salary and Debt Tool


Debates few and far between among Statewide races

Candidates for three of the eight major statewide races on this year’s November ballot appear likely to reach Election Day without ever engaging in a debate with their opponent.

Texas Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan has died

Thomas Eric Duncan, the man with Ebola who traveled to the United States from Liberia, died Wednesday morning at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, the hospital said.