New federal rules require healthier school snacks

Candy bars, doughnuts and regular potato chips will become scarce in schools under new federal rules released Thursday, replaced by healthier options such as granola bars, trail mix and baked chips.

Comptroller's Office offers resource for TX business owners

During the month of July, the Comptroller’s office will conduct 16 free taxpayer seminars across the state. At these seminars, taxpayers can learn how to properly fill out tax forms, and file and pay taxes electronically.

SPAR announces July 4th public swim hours

POOL SITE PUBLIC                                                     SWIM HOURS

DOTD issues Independence Day travel advisory

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) is advising drivers of upcoming work schedules for interstate and major road projects throughout Louisiana on Independence Day (Thursday, July 4).

'Painting with a Twist' to be taught July 13

Northwestern State University’s Office of Electronic and Continuing Education will offer Painting with a Twist on Saturday, July 13.

19 firefighters killed in Arizona blaze; 'Our entire crew was lost'

They were part of an elite squad who confronted wildfires up close, setting up barriers to stop the spreading destruction.

Texas A&M to auction 12THMAN license plate

No one has ever had 12THMAN on an official Texas license plate.

Cirque du Soleil performer killed in Las Vegas show

A performer from the famed troupe Cirque du Soleil died in a weekend accident during a show at a Las Vegas casino, authorities said Sunday.

NFL has 'no plans' to promote Obamacare

The National Football League has "no plans" to work with the Obama administration in educating the public about the president's controversial health care reform, according to an NFL spokesman.

Obama pledges $7 billion to upgrade power in Africa

-- U.S. President Barack Obama pledged $7 billion Sunday to help combat frequent power blackouts in sub-Saharan Africa.