Statewide News

Grand jury returns capital murder charges in killings of Texas prosecutors

A former justice of the peace and his wife have been indicted on charges of capital murder in the killings of two Texas prosecutors and the wife of one, authorities announced Thursday.

TX woman arrested for attempted murder of mother, told police mom was 'evil and possessed by the devil

A woman is accused of trying to kill her mother Tuesday night because she believed her mother was "evil and possessed by the devil", according to a El Paso Police Dept. news release.

Gov. Perry: TX will continue to build on our 'Legacy of Life'

Gov. Rick Perry today rallied pro-life advocates from around the country at the National Right to Life Convention. The governor has called a second special session to protect women and the unborn in Texas.

Texas executes 500th inmate since 1976

Kimberly McCarthy on Wednesday evening became the 500th prisoner executed in Texas since 1976, when the death penalty was reinstated in the state, according to the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

GOV. PERRY: Special Session to begin July 1

Gov. Rick Perry today announced a Special Session of the Texas Legislature will begin at 2 p.m. Monday, July 1.

Texas Senator, Robert Nichols, releases statement for failing to address SJR 2 bill

Republican Texas Senator Robert Nichols released a statement on the failure to address the SJR 2 bill.

Texas most wanted fugitive arrested in California

A Texas Most Wanted fugitive has been arrested in California. Ricco Leo Torres, 33, is a top 10 Texas Most Wanted Fugitive and Barrio Azteca gang member. He is now in custody after being arrested on Tuesday in California.

Scenic Rivers Project benefits farmers with land along Louisiana waterways

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, Ducks Unlimited and the LSU AgCenter hosted an educational seminar for southwest Louisiana farmers on Tuesday at the AgCenter’s Cooperative Extension office in Crowley.

Report indicates decrease in Louisiana initial unemployment insurance claims

Initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending June 15, 2013, decreased to 2,915 from the previous week's total of 3,755. Initial claims were below the comparable week ending June 16, 2012, figure of 3,806.

Texas abortion bill dies as confusion marks end of session

The Texas legislature's special session ended in chaos and confusion early Wednesday, when a marathon filibuster failed -- but so did a Republican effort to pass a bill that would have greatly restricted abortions in the state.