Statewide News

Girl battling brain-eating amoeba continues to fight

The 12-year-old Arkansas girl who was infected with a rare brain-eating parasite is showing remarkable improvement, her doctors said Tuesday.

Groundbreaking ceremony kicks off start of construction of DOTD’s cable median barrier project

On Tuesday, the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) Secretary Sherri H.

Bush undergoes heart procedure

Former President George W. Bush, 67, underwent a procedure Tuesday morning to have a stent placed in his heart one day after a blockage was discovered in an artery, according to a statement from his office.

Texas House Passes Transportation Legislation

This evening, the Texas House of Representatives passed two pivotal pieces of transportation legislation, HB1 and SJR1.

David Dewhurst congratulations Texas legislature on Rainy Day Fund

Lt. Governor, David Dewhurst, congratulated the Texas Legislature for approving a plan to fund road construction while protecting a robust balance in the state's Economic Stabilization Fund, also known as the Rainy Day Fund.

Third case of cyclospora confirmed in Louisiana

A third case of the parasite cyclospora has been confirmed in Louisiana, this time in Caddo Parish. Like the other two, this case was mild and didn't require hospitalization.

REPORT: Nelson Cruz to accept 50-game suspension for involvement with Biogenesis case

According to Dallas media reports, Texas Rangers outfielder, Nelson Cruz, has decide to accept his 50-game suspension for his involvement in a Biogenesis case.

Reward increased for TX most wanted sex offender

The reward for John Michael Enard, 59, a Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offender and this month’s featured fugitive, has increased to $13,000 for information leading to his capture if the tip comes in during the month of August.

Texas Education Agency proposing changes to assessment program for 2013-2014 year

Commissioner of Education Michael Williams, on August 2nd, announced he has informed school districts and charters that the Texas Education Agency (TEA) will be proposing a number of significant policy changes concerning the state’s asses

Department of Education awards $5.8 million to innovative educators to improve struggling schools

The Louisiana Department of Education announced on Thursday its most aggressive statewide push ever to turnaround low performing schools, providing grants to individuals, school districts, and charter school organizations to lead previously str