Statewide News

Hurricane preparedness tax free weekend

Forecasters with Weather Services International released their first predictions for the 2013 hurricane season estimating 16 named storms, nine hurricanes, and five category 3 or higher intense hurricanes.

TX police officer arrested for animal cruelty after shooting cat with arrow

Veterinarians from South Texas Veterinary Specialists are treating a cat here after he was allegedly shot with an arrow by an off-duty Boerne police officer Tuesday evening.

Great Grilling Tips to Make Summer Meals Sizzle

(StatePoint) Now that warmer weather and summer are upon us, grilling season is here again and families are taking meals outside to enjoy the sunshine.

AMBER ALERT CANCELED: Harris Co. child found safe, dad in custody

UPDATE (4:48 p.m.): According to KHOU, the Amber Alert has been canceled. The child has been found and the dad is in custody.  

'Protection of Texas Children Act' passes Senate

On Wednesday, Texas State Representative Jason Villalba (District 114) announced that House Bill 1009, the Protection of Texas Children Act, was passed by the Senate.

Planned Parenthood under fire at the Capitol

New Orleans native Shawna Kimbrough maintains that one trip to Planned Parenthood as a teen changed her life forever.

CHILD FOUND: Missing 10-month-old girl in McKinney, TX has been found

UPDATE (7:09 p.m.): McKnney police say the 10-month-old child, Isabella Reyes, has been found. KMSS will update when more information is available.  

Gov. Perry activates 'State Operations Center'

Gov. Rick Perry today ordered a Level II Activation of the State Operations Center (SOC) as another line of severe thunderstorms makes its way across North and Central Texas this afternoon.

DPS increases patrols for Memorial Day weekend

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) will significantly increase trooper patrols this Memorial Day weekend to help keep Texas roadways safe.

Harlingen police seize $7.5 million in marijuana

Harlingen police have seized five tons of marijuana at a local shipping warehouse. On Friday, May 17, police patrolling the 6000 block of West Expressway 83 noticed suspicious activity at a local shipping warehouse.