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Busted: Fake high school student

An East Texas woman who posed as a high school sophomore is behind bars after lying about her identity. According to Debra Stiles with the Longview Police Department, Charity Anne Johnson, 34, was arrested May 12.

Despite water woes, Texas says "pass the hot sauce"


DPS remembers fallen officers at memorial service

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) honored the state troopers, agents and Texas Rangers who have lost their lives in the line of duty Thursday. State Sen.

Houston man with leukemia gets special gift from neighbors

In the 800 block of Azalea in Houston, Texas, you'll often spot two Yorkies, a cat and a neighbor who everyone seems to know. "He's a pretty laid back guy, very friendly," Mark Klein said. is now mobile friendly

The Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR) is pleased to announce the launch of a new, mobile-first design for, the State’s official website.

Texas woman arrested after posing as teenager in local high school

An East Texas woman who posed as a high school sophomore is behind bars after lying about her identity.

Longhorn looter: FBI searching for DFW bank robbery suspect

The Dallas FBI - Sherman Resident Agency and Sherman Police Department are requesting the public’s assistance to identify a man responsible for a bank robbery that occurred in Sherman, Texas, on Tuesday, May 6, 2014.

Texas city named worst for dog attacks

Houston... we have a problem. Known for its energy sector and NASA, Houston can add another, less glamorous superlative: It's the worst city for dog attacks on letter carriers, according to the U.S. Postal Service.

No Joke: Most drinking supplies flush with "potty water"

Poor old Wichita Falls.

State officials speak out on expections of Mexico in 1944 Water Treaty

2014 marks the 70th anniversary of the 1944 Water Treaty between the United States and Mexico, but experts and lawmakers say we continue to battle over what is rightfully ours, Na'Tassia Finley reports.

Texas woman finds 12-foot python in bathroom

A College Station woman was in for a slithery surprise when she walked into her bathroom and discovered a 12-foot long African python.

Travel site ranks Texas BBQ third in the land

Texans take great pride in their BBQ, as many others do in the south, but where does it rank against the best smoky, deliciousness in the land?

Deming man, father and aunt charged with kidnapping, raping Arkansas woman

New Mexico State Police were able to locate and rescue a woman who had been kidnapped from Hot Springs, Arkansas Saturday at a rural residence near Deming, NM.

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