State News

Texas troopers increase patrols over holidays

Texas troopers will increase patrols over the more than two-week holiday period with officers on the lookout for drunken drivers.

December 18, 2014

South Texas border officer charged with bribery

A South Texas border officer has been accused of letting drug-hauling vehicles pass in deals allegedly done via cellphone.

December 16, 2014

Police: Handcuffed Texas man bites officer's hand

Police have charged a West Texas man who they say bit an officer during his arrest.

December 15, 2014

$25K cashier's check dropped in Texas red kettle

A generous soul has slipped a $25,000 cashier's check into a Salvation Army red kettle in Southeast Texas.

December 12, 2014

Judge: Texas must reveal execution drug maker

A judge has ordered Texas to release the name of the compounding pharmacy that provides the lethal drugs used in state executions.

December 12, 2014

2 sought in string of San Antonio arson cases

San Antonio police are looking for two suspects after a string of fires fueled by gasoline damaged some abandoned or vacant homes.

December 12, 2014

East Texas gang member pleads in meth case

An East Texas gang member has pleaded guilty to a federal drug charge.

December 11, 2014

Wal-Mart cuts new path through rural Texas

Wal-Mart is rediscovering small-town Texas. This time it's focusing on even smaller towns than it did in the 1970s and 1980s.

December 10, 2014

Sheriff: Man, 21, found dead in oil field

Deputies in West Texas are investigating the death of a man whose body was found at the base of an oil well.

December 9, 2014

3 arrested, 1 sought in North Texas crime spree

Three suspects have been arrested following a crime spree that prompted a North Texas district to delay opening two schools amid the search for suspects.

December 8, 2014

3 arrested in East Texas synthetic drugs case

Three relatives have been arrested and $1 million confiscated in a crackdown on an alleged East Texas synthetic marijuana trafficking ring.

December 4, 2014

Fort Worth officer fatally shoots robbery suspect

A North Texas police officer has fatally shot a robbery suspect who was armed with a baseball bat and a screwdriver.

December 3, 2014

Austin man charged with arson in nursing home fire

A 66-year-old Austin nursing home resident has been charged with arson after investigators say he set the building on fire.

December 2, 2014

Sheriff: Man fatally shoots girlfriend near Dallas

Dallas-area authorities have arrested a man who they say killed his girlfriend.

December 1, 2014

Man dies in Balch Springs police custody

A 30-year-old man arrested after he allegedly caused a disturbance at a Dallas-area apartment has died in police custody.

November 26, 2014

Police: Shot fired into home of Texas trustee

Police in East Texas are investigating after a bullet was fired through the front door of a community college trustee.

November 25, 2014

Police: Houston man fatally shot in car

Houston police say a driver has been found fatally shot after crashing his car through the back yard of an area home.

November 24, 2014

21 states push to overturn Md. gun-control law

Twenty-one states are asking a federal appeals court to overturn provisions of Maryland's gun-control law that ban 45 assault weapons and a limit gun magazines to 10 rounds.

November 24, 2014

Mail carrier in Lufkin shot in leg while on route

Police are trying to determine who shot an East Texas postal worker in the leg as she delivered mail in a neighborhood.

November 24, 2014

Houston art official resigns amid artwork dispute

A Houston Arts Alliance official has resigned amid a dispute over planned artwork for a convention center.

November 24, 2014

Space station rarity: 2 women on long-term crew

For only the second time in the history of the International Space Station, the long-term crew will include two women. But after years of training, the last thing they want to dwell on is the fact they are women.

November 21, 2014

Fake Fort Hood soldier gets 2 years in bank scam

A Texas man who faked being a Fort Hood soldier has been sentenced to two years in federal prison in a bank scam targeting new Army enlistees.

November 20, 2014

Police: 2 arrested in synthetic drug case

Austin police have arrested a man and woman after more than two dozen people who used synthetic marijuana had to receive medical treatment.

November 19, 2014

First U.S. Ebola Patient Dies

Dallas hospital says the first Ebola patient diagnosed in the US has died.

October 8, 2014

Texas State Aquarium Nominated for Top 10 List

Texas State Aquarium in Corpus Christi nominated for Top 10 list of best aquariums in North America.

July 25, 2014

Keep Cool Paddling Texas Trails

Now, finding a place to put in or take out a kayak or canoe is a lot easier since Texas Parks and Wildlife has added several new paddling trails so folks can stay cool this summer and see nature up close.

July 17, 2014

New Boating Regulations

New regulations went into effect Tuesday for all boaters in Texas lakes.

July 3, 2014

Family Raises Thousands For Joe Cavazos

Joe Cavazos has been battling small cell cancer and bone cancer for almost three years now.

October 20, 2013

The Best Ways To Enjoy The State Fair

This weekend, the State Fair Of Texas in downtown Dallas will close its doors with an estimated 2.5 million people vising during its 24-day operation. But before the biggest fair in the country shuts its doors, KAVU News Anchor John Estrada took a visit to tell you what you shouldn’t miss.

October 18, 2013

Texans Leaning Toward Legalizing Pot

Polls shows 58 percent of Texas voters support legalizing marijuana and allowing the government to regulate it like alcohol.

October 8, 2013
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