Statewide News

Doug-istan: Texas man tries to start country in someone's house

You might recall the popular Family Guy episode when the main character Peter seceded from the United States. Well, it was no joke Monday when Doug Leguin here tried to start his own country in someone else's house!

Baby Boom: Ice Storm to Blame for Increase in Births

Oh baby! Doctors around North Texas are experiencing a baby boom. Bayor Medical Center reportedly saw 50 more deliveries in July than last year. And plenty of women are pregnant and ready to deliver in the next few weeks.

Business sees pros of Lieutenant Governor candidates

On the campaign trail, state Sens.

Veterinary medicine lacks Hispanics in Texas

Nudged by a father who trained racehorses, Dr. Orlando Garza set off to study veterinary medicine in College Station 35 years ago.

Lovington dogs attacked with acid

Two dogs in Lovington, New Mexico were attacked with acid again this week in a disturbing sequel to a similar attack in July. This time, the puppies weren't as fortunate, and didn't survive.

Lt. Governor candidate calls for subsidized community college

State Sen. Leticia Van de Putte, the Democratic nominee for lieutenant governor, says the state should pay college students’ tuition and fees for two years if they attend a public community college in the state.

El Paso man seriously injured in Culberson Co. crash

UPDATE: Family of 27-year-old Julio Hernandez reached out to NewsChannel 9 late Thursday afternoon to let us know that Hernandez has suffered a fractured ankle, but is otherwise stable.

Two El Paso schools designated as new T-STEM Academies by TEA

Commissioner of Education Michael Williams announced today that the Texas Education Agency has designated 16 new Texas Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (T-STEM) Academies for the 2014-2015 school year.

A&M not troubled by lawmakers' recommendation letters

Recommendation letters written by elected officials and submitted directly to a university president have been a source of controversy at the University of Texas at Austin.

Rio Grande Valley Mayor welcomes National Guard Troops

Rio Grande City Mayor Ruben Villarreal doesn’t mince words when it comes to the specter of National Guard troops soon descending upon his city as part of a controversial state-based border security initiative.

Texas mom invents app to control child's phone

For parents of teenagers, not knowing where your child is can be frustrating, even frightening. And giving them a cell phone doesn't always mean they'll answer.

Albuquerque residents spooked by the Grim Reaper

A mystery sighting along the interstate in Albuquerque - on the eve of the Supermoon has many residents spooked. Eyes of passersby were drawn to a dark figure looming over the San Jose Del Rosario Cemetery on Gibson.

Governor Perry visits National Guard troops

Texas Governor Rick Perry was in Bastrop County Wednesday to check on the progress of his executive order to deploy 1000 Texas National Guard troops to the Texas-Mexico border to help secure the border.