Statewide News

The Brief: Abbott Keeps Double-Digit Lead in Latest UT/TT Poll

There seems to be little standing in the way of another GOP sweep of statewide offices this November, with the party's candidates holding double-digit leads over their Democratic rivals, according to the latest University of Texas/Texas Tri

State Fights Release of Race Records

The Texas Department of Insurance is fighting The Texas Tribune’s request for records that could shed light on why it has failed to collect racial data on injured workers, despite a 1993 law that requires it.

Disturbing dashcam: Texas officer shoots puppy

Sadly, the tape doesn't lie. Cleburne Police video shows an officer firing three shots at a seven-month-old pit bull wagging his tail. It's hard to watch.

Texas DPS on the lookout for violators of school bus traffic laws

More than 40,000 school buses transport 1.5 million Texas children every school day, according to the Texas Education Agency. 

Accused Indiana serial killer from Texas refuses to speak at hearing

The man accused in a string of killings in Indiana appeared in court Wednesday but refused to answer a judge's questions, forcing the hearing to be rescheduled for next week, CNN's Poppy Harlow reported.

No Halloween hearing for Perry

Gov. Rick Perry won't be making a Halloween court appearance after all.

Little help for those who can't make the rent

    For as many as 40,000 low-income Austin households being squeezed by high rents in a booming city, Wednesday offers the barest glimmer of hope.

Ebola patient's dog, Bentley, tests negative for virus

Dallas officials report that Nina Pham's dog, Bentley, was tested for Ebola and the results indicated negative for the virus.

Texas mother charged with capital murder of newborn

Hidalgo County Sheriff investigators have arrested a mother for murder of her newborn baby.

City Council discusses Ebola preparedness

The El Paso City Council discussed how to best prepare the city in case the Ebola virus makes it way to the Sun City. City Council discusses measures at a special meeting Monday, and at the council meeting on Tuesday. 

Perry Announces Second Ebola Treatment Facility

Gov. Rick Perry announced Tuesday that three health care providers in North Texas will partner to form an Ebola treatment facility, as recommended by the state’s infectious disease task force.

Former Dewhurst aide pleads guilty to embezzlement


Marijuana advocate ousted from Texas church

 A Beaumont woman claims she has been cast out of her church for her use of medicinal marijuana.

Texas on lonely side of battle over ozone pollution


Oil Price Tremors Not Rattling Texas. Yet.

With crude oil prices nose diving in recent months, unsettling fears of idled rigs and plummeting profits have begun creeping through companies and countries whose livelihoods are tied to oil production.