VIDEO: Cornyn, Colleagues to Obama: Partial 'Obamacare' delay does not go far enough

U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, today joined all 45 fellow Senate Republicans in sending a letter to President Obama asking him to extend the Obamacare employer mandate delay to the rest of the flawed law and to make those delays permanent.

More than 2 acres of marijuana plants discovered in Vernon Parish

The Louisiana National Guard’s Counterdrug Task Force used its experience, high-tech equipment and training to assist law enforcement agencies with a large bust of marijuana plants in western Vernon Parish, June 14.

NOAA predicting record-breaking 'Dead Zone' in the Gulf of Mexico

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) predicts a record-size “dead zone” in the Gulf this summer, stretching from South Texas all the way to Alabama.

FEMA awards nearly $48 million to TX for firefighting costs

More than $47.9 million was recently awarded to the state of Texas by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for reimbursement of expenses to fight the wildfires that burned in 168 counties and destroyed more than 1.3 million acres of l

Oscar winner Jeff Bridges dreams of 'no kid hungry' in U.S.

Editor's note: Jeff Bridges has worked for more than 30 years on issues concerning childhood hunger here and abroad. He founded the End Hunger Network in 1983 to organize the entertainment industry around this cause.

Maintenance man convicted of murder gets maximum sentence

June 27, Robert Earl Walter of Shreveport was found guilty of killing his former supervisor, April Fulgham, just days after being fired.

With salvinia spraying, is Shreveport's water safe?

It was less than a month ago when Shreveport's water purification superintendent promised that despite the smell and the taste of Shreveport's water, it is safe to drink.

Law protects domestic violence victims and provides assurances to save pets from potential abuse and death

A new law offers protections for domestic violence victims – and Texas has Senator Wendy Davis (D-Fort Worth) (of filibuster fame) to thank yet again.

Man turns himself in for accepting money for uncompleted jobs

Travis Michael Porter has turned himself over to the Bossier Financial Crimes Unit this afternoon. He was previously wanted for accepting payment of more than $30,000 for home improvement work that he never completed.