State News

West Texas teenager stabbed to death

West Texas police say a teenager has died and a person has been injured in a stabbing near Abilene Christian University.

July 28, 2014

Longtime Dallas County Commissioner Price arrested

A longtime Dallas County commissioner whose home was raided in 2011 by the FBI in a money laundering investigation has been arrested.

July 25, 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

Challenges, drug shortages, mark US executions

The prolonged execution in Arizona looked troubling, but was it unconstitutional? The U.S. Supreme Court, which upheld the use of lethal injection six years ago, has held that "an isolated mishap" during an execution does not violate the Eighth Amendment. A question and answer look at the current state of executions.

July 24, 2014

Woman's sentencing begins for stepson's death

A North Texas jury begins hearing evidence on what to sentence a woman convicted in the 2011 starvation death of her 10-year-old stepson.

July 23, 2014

Woman convicted of starving 10-year-old stepson

A North Texas jury has convicted woman in the 2011 starvation death of her 10-year-old stepson.

July 22, 2014

Baby dies while in foster care at East Texas home

Officials say an 2-month-old girl has died at an East Texas home as her foster mother ran an errand and left several other adults to watch the baby.

July 21, 2014

17th century shipwreck on the move in Texas

A famed French explorer's ship that sank off the coast of Texas more than three centuries ago is on the move again.

July 17, 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

Plano police announce arrest in 1989 slaying

A Dallas man already serving time for a 2001 slaying has been charged in the 1989 killing of a North Texas woman.

July 16, 2014

Unattended bodies prompts police investigation

Fort Worth police are investigating whether several bodies were left unattended after a mortuary service was told to move out of its building.

July 15, 2014

Houston college quarterback carjacked, shot

A Houston college quarterback is recovering in his dorm room after he was shot and carjacked by four men over the weekend.

July 14, 2014

Cutting torch used as Texas tank explodes, 1 hurt

State regulators say a worker had used a cutting torch when a Central Texas oilfield storage tank exploded and left him critically hurt.

July 11, 2014

Dallas man gets 24 years in child pornography case

A Dallas man who used a cellphone to take sexually explicit photos and video of a toddler has been sentenced to 24 years in federal prison.

July 10, 2014

Austin: 5 hurt in chartered bus, pickup wreck

Five people have been hurt in a Central Texas traffic accident involving a chartered bus and a pickup truck.

July 9, 2014

Police: Texas man arrested in toddler's death

Authorities say a man has been arrested in the beating death of his girlfriend's 18-month-old daughter, whose body was buried under a North Texas bridge.

July 8, 2014

Snake among items clogging San Antonio sewers

San Antonio Water System crews using tractor-like robots equipped with cameras and water hoses to clear jammed sewer lines are finding a variety of man-made and natural causes for sewer clogs.

July 7, 2014

4 groups to bid for new Corpus Christi bridge

The $700 million replacement project for Corpus Christi's Harbor Bridge is moving forward with four construction teams invited to submit proposals to the Texas Department of Transportation.

July 3, 2014

New Boating Regulations

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

July 3, 2014

Ruling won't alter birth-control coverage for many

Don't expect a massive wave of companies to stop paying for employees' contraceptives after this week's Supreme Court decision allowing some businesses to refuse to cover birth control.

July 2, 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

Group Issues Travel Alert For San Antonio

A travel Alert has been issued by "Get Equal Texas" for members of the LGBT community.

August 22, 2013

Sen. Ted Cruz holding meetings across Texas

Sen. Ted Cruz is touring the state this week holding meetings with Republican and tea party groups.

August 20, 2013

Lawmakers scramble for unclaimed lottery prizes

State lawmakers across the country are scrambling to snatch up unclaimed lottery prizes for their pet causes.

February 27, 2013

Voting rights law gets Supreme Court challenge

The most potent weapon in fighting discrimination at the ballot box comes before the Supreme Court in a case that weighs the nation's enormous progress in civil rights against the need to continue to protect minority voters.

February 27, 2013

Charges filed in South Texas prison smuggling ring

Nearly three-dozen people — 13 of them former corrections officers — are named in a federal indictment accusing them of taking bribes and participating in a scheme that supplied inmates at a South Texas prison with illegal cell phones, tobacco and drugs.

February 26, 2013

Armed men break 12 out of Mexico jail on border

Mexican officials say a group of armed men broke into a prison and freed 12 prisoners in the state of Tamaulipas on the border with Texas.

February 26, 2013

Perry endorses efforts to reevaluate STAAR exams

Gov. Rick Perry says he supports taking a hard look at the 15 standardized tests Texas high school students are currently required to take for graduation.

February 26, 2013
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