Statewide News

In school finance battle, legal fees accumulate

If the Texas school districts that are challenging the constitutionality of the state’s school finance system ultimately prevail in their lawsuit, a result could be billions of dollars in extra funding from the state’s coffers for p

Greg Abbott asks If Wendy Davis book tour illegal

Republican gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott's campaign manager is requesting a ruling from the Texas Ethics Commission on whether Democratic gubernatorial candidate

It's still summer at Elephant Butte Lake State Park

Labor Day weekend may mark the unofficial end of summer, but at Elephant Butte Lake State Park the weather and water is warm, fishing is great, and fun events are coming up!

Texas mother gets 20 years for starving her children

A mother found guilty of starving her two young children will now spend 20 years behind bars. On Thursday, jurors sentenced Kayela McClintick, 24, who was found guilty on two counts of injury to a child by omission on Wednesday.

Dallas Ranks #7 in Bedbug Infestations

"Good Night, Sleep Tight…" Yeah, yeah, don't let the bedbugs bite. We know the rest of the line. This cute little rhyme is no joke.

Niners capitalize on 4 turnovers in 28-17 win over Cowboys

The San Francisco 49ers have played in 3 straight NFC NFC title games, while the Dallas Cowboys have been 8-8 the past three seasons, and missed the playoffs each time. Today, the disparity was huge...

GM's Mary Barra: New 'Super Cruise' cars will be safer

General Motors' CEO Mary Barra wants to use technology to make driving safer. Barra announced Sunday that GM will roll out a vehicle with a semi-auto pilot mode in "about two years."

"3-Strikes" plan spurs nursing home regulation debate

 

Perry to Meet With Bullet Train Operator in Japan

During a trip to Asia next week, Gov. Rick Perry will meet with the president of a bullet train operator involved in an effort to develop a high-speed rail line between Dallas and Houston, his office confirmed Friday.

Davis memoir discusses adversity of childhood, career

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DEA changes restrictions on Hydrocodone

The Texas Department of Public Safety is reminding Texans that hydrocodone combination products have been moved from the classification of a Schedule III drug to the more-restrictive Schedule II drug, effective on Oct. 6, 2014.

Texas Rangers Manager Ron Washington resigns

Rangers President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Jon Daniels issued the following statement concerning the resignation of Ron Washington:

Democratic lawmakers ask for more mobile Voter ID units

Texas Senate Democrats want Secretary of State Nandita Berry to work on making more mobile voter ID units available between now and November to ease fears that many eligible voters don't have the photo IDs the law require

Texas bus driver abandons kids

Two 7-year-old girls found themselves lost in a strange neighborhood after they were put on the wrong bus at school. The girls, Kacy and Saira, are in the second grade at Campbell Elementary in Greatwood, Texas.