Statewide News

Texas DPS rescues more than 30 missing or exploited children in 2013

The Texas Department of Public Safety has announced that with the support of the DPS Interdiction for the Protection of Children program they have rescued 39 missing or exploited children in 2013.

Texas Governor candidate, Wendy Davis, announces support of medical marijuana

A Democrat running for governor in Texas has voiced her support for medical marijuana. Texas gubernatorial candidate, Wendy Davis, says she supporst medical marijuana use.

Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin found guilty of corruption charges

Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin was found guilty of federal corruption charges Wednesday after a two-week trial, CNN affiliates report.

Multiple 18-wheeler accident shuts down I-20W

Early Wednesday morning on I-20 westbound there was a crash involving six eighteen wheelers on the Mississippi River Bridge. A tanker truck carrying a corrosive/flammable liquid material was struck from behind.

$7,500 reward offered for most wanted fugitive, gang member from Big Spring

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has added Anthony Lee Evans, 33, to the Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitives list, and a cash reward up to $7,500 is now being offered for information leading to his capture.

Number of TX students taking AP courses has more than doubled over last decade

Commissioner of Education Michael Williams announced today that the number of Texas graduates taking at least one Advanced Placement Program® (AP®) Exam has more than doubled during the past decade.

SILVER ALERT: Baytown Police looking for missing elderly woman

A Silver Alert issue has been issued for a missing Baytown woman. Baytown Police are looking for Bobbie J. Fortinberry, 81, of Baytown.

Returning American soldier sees son for first time

Spc. Daniel Barbeau, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, sheds a few tears as he holds his son, Fitz, for the first time Feb. 11.

Louisiana ranks first in the nation in advanced placement improvements

The Department of Education today announced Louisiana high school seniors are outpacing the nation in the increase of graduates scoring a 3 or higher on AP exams and qualifying for college credit, according to the College Board’s 10th Ann

Pedestrian hit, killed in Lafourche Parish

Shortly after 7:30 p.m., yesterday evening, a pedestrian was struck and killed after she walked into the path of a vehicle on LA 657 in Larose, LA.