Statewide News

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.

"Former Fetus" signs cause stir at Capitol

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Texas nearly out of execution drug

Texas is nearly out of its lethal injection drug. If scheduled executions this Wednesday and the next go forward, the state will have completely exhausted its supply of pentobarbital.

A&M hopes to add department of forensic nursing

 

Undrinkable: Running water remains out of reach

Every three days, Victor Manuel Juarez checks the straps on a 500-gallon plastic water tank mounted to a flatbed trailer behind his pickup.

Texas nearly out of execution drug

Texas is nearly out of its lethal injection drug. If scheduled executions this Wednesday and the next go forward, the state will have completely exhausted its supply of pentobarbital.

Texas takes aim at crude oil export ban

 

New Mexico cracking down on child abuse

If you live in New Mexico you're now required to report any suspicions of child abuse or neglect.

Double-Dipping Ban is on the Move

Now that former Gov. Rick Perry has left office, a bill to eliminate the perk that allowed him to reap both his pension and his salary at once is picking up steam in the Texas Legislature.

Countdown to Opening Day: Deep in the Heart of Texas

When you pay a visit to Globe Life Park you'll hear the ballpark staples like the "National Anthem" and "God Bless America" but Rangers fans get in on the action when they belt out "Deep in the Heart of Texas"

In Iowa, Cruz and Perry won't pledge to biofuels

Ted Cruz and Rick Perry brought their presidential pitches before Iowa agriculture heavyweights Saturday, casting themselves as fierce opponents of federal involvement in the farm economy at the core of the key presidential primary state. 

New Mexico school chooses communism theme for prom

For one high school in New Mexico, the prom is still weeks away,but it's already causing controversy.

El Paso unemployment rate above state average, still good news

Some good news -- bad news on the job front. The Texas unemployment rate is down -- but El Paso's is up -- more than a full percentage point higher than what we are seeing statewide.

Paddie's Lyft-for-Hire bill runs Uber cities

 

Students records Texas teacher's profanity laced lecture

A Texas teacher goes on a profanity laces rant and it's caught on cell phone video. A student's mother posted the video after hearing the teacher not just cursing but taking about his genitalia, Andrea Lucia reports.