Statewide News

Listeria outbreak linked to Blue Bell products

The FDA today issued a consumer advisory about certain Blue Bell ice cream products made in Texas.

Yu Darvish's season over before it begins

Friday in Surprise Arizona, Texas Rangers ace Yu Darvish announced he will undergo Tommy John surgery. This will effectively end his season before it begins, and could possibly affect his 2016 campaign.

Private Sector Plays a Big Role In State Water Planning

Until recently, Texas’ state water plan wasn’t much to look at.

Aid and support could be coming to NM National Guard Members

The New Mexico House of Representatives passed legislation Thursday that will provide more aid and support to New Mexico National Guard Members and their families. HB 327, sponsored by Rep. John Zimmerman, passed by a unanimous 67-0 vote.

House Budget Sets Up Transportation Funding Debate

Following five weeks of hearings, House budget writers put the final touches Thursday on a two-year budget plan that could sharpen the debate with Senate leaders on how to boost money for transportation.

Ditching Daylight Saving in Texas

Every spring we move our clocks ahead one hour and lose an hour of sleep, but if some Texas lawmakers get their way, last Sunday's daylight saving time change may be the last for the Lone Star state.

Abbott's Emergency Items: Where Are They Now?

It's been less than a month since first-term Gov.

Texas Tribune Political Update

A comprehensive border security bill is moving forward in the Texas legislature and tallying continues of Governor Perry’s travel expenses. Alana Rocha with the Texas Tribune joins us from the Capitol.

New Mexico lawmakers consider bill that would punish students who cut class

New Mexico students who cut class one too many times may soon lose their drivers licenses.

Perry is gone, but travel costs still being tallied

 

Texas legislators debate ridding state of Daylight Saving Time

Texas state legislators are debating a bill Wednesday that would end Daylight Saving Time (DST) in Texas. State Rep. Dann Flynn of district two in East Texas co-authored the bill.

3 killed in West Texas oil rig explosion

Three people died in an oil rig explosion in West Texas. The incident happened Tuesday morning at a rig in Upton County.

UT Austin investigating "border-themed" frat party

In a message released Tuesday evening, UT President Bill Powers acknowledges the university's lack of a response to the Fiji house party.

San Antonio Gang Member's Execution Set for Tonight

A Mexican Mafia hit man convicted for the 1998 capital murder of a San Antonio woman is scheduled to be executed Wednesday night. 

Lawmakers Vying to Bring Sunlight to State Contracts

Ten years ago, the state of Texas estimated it had $41.6 billion in contracts with private vendors, paying for everything from file folders to highways. Five years later, that number had grown to nearly $60 billion.