Statewide News

Crime Rate in Texas Drops for Second Consecutive Year

AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) today announced that for the second consecutive year the major crime rate in Texas has dropped significantly.

Officials identify 6 Fort Bliss soldiers killed in Afghanistan

FORT BLISS, TX — The U.S. Department of Defense confirmed the death of six Fort Bliss soldiers who were killed in Afghanistan on Sunday.

'Loan Ranger' strikes again!

The man known as the 'Loan Ranger' has robbed yet another bank in Texas.

Inmates charged for pen stabbing to face

An inmate was victim of a pen stabbing by two cellmates, at the Doña Ana County Detention Center, investigators said.

TMZ video shows Sean Payton partying on dance floor

He won't be calling plays this year, so there appears to be time for Saints Coach Sean Payton to play the field while breaking it down.

Consumer Alert: utility bill payment scam

A new identity theft scam that is sweeping the country claims that Americans can get federal financial assistance to help cover the cost of their utility bills.

Nine border patrol stations to close; 41 agents to move to posts closer to borders

Nine Border Patrol stations will be closed within the next six months to move 41 agents closer to the southern and northern borders, according to a spokesman for U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

Attorney general defends opposition to proposed Texas voter ID law

Attorney General Eric Holder said Tuesday the Justice Department blocked a proposed Texas voter identification law because it would "be harmful to minority voters."

Man calls police on his dealer after being sold fake crack cocaine

HOUMA, LA — It’s not too often people call police for assistance after being duped during an illegal transaction. However, it does happen and in this case, it landed both men involved behind bars.

Texas named America’s top state for business

AUSTIN – Texas is America’s Top State for Business 2012, according to CNBC’s sixth-annual study that scored all 50 states on 51 measures of competitiveness.