State News

'Silicon Beach' brings tech boom to Los Angeles

So long Silicon Valley. These days entrepreneurs and engineers are flocking to a place better known for wave surfing than Web surfing. Amid the palm trees and purple sunsets of the Southern California coastline, techies have built "Silicon Beach."

October 22, 2014

Texas man charged in Minnesota sex abuse case

Authorities have charged a Texas man who they say engaged in a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old Twin Cities boy who he met online.

October 20, 2014

Trooper: 2 dead, 2 injured in East Texas crash

East Texas authorities say two people have died and two others have been injured after a motorcycle slammed into the back of an SUV.

October 17, 2014

Texas law firm target of BP lawsuit

Three Mississippi businessmen argue in a federal lawsuit that Texas attorneys owe them $7.9 million for steering to them thousands of people seeking to resolve claims against BP from the 2010 Gulf oil spill.

October 16, 2014

2 boys survive East Texas lightning strike

Two boys have survived a lightning strike in East Texas while both were in a metal deer stand in the Angelina National Forest.

October 14, 2014

La. AG tries to keep Ebola waste out of state

Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell says he will take legal action to stop the incinerated personal belongings of a Dallas Ebola victim from being disposed of in a landfill in Calcasieu Parish.

October 13, 2014

Texas woman charged with leaving infant in truck

A Baytown woman has been charged with child endangerment after authorities say another woman found her baby left in a hot truck.

October 10, 2014

South Texas man gets 18 years for killing cyclist

A South Texas man has been sentenced to 18 years in prison after fatally hitting a bicyclist while drunk and driving off with the body in the bed of his truck.

October 9, 2014

First U.S. Ebola Patient Dies

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

October 8, 2014

Jailed woman dies after being shot with stun gun

The Texas Rangers are investigating after a 37-year-old woman died hours after being shot with a stun gun while deputies took her into custody at a Waco courthouse.

October 8, 2014

Next steps for $1 billion Corpus Christi bridge

The Texas Department of Transportation has released its request for proposals for what could be as much as a $1 billion project to replace Corpus Christi's more than mile-long Harbor Bridge.

October 7, 2014

Schools under Ebola scrutiny to use fever scanners

Electronic scanners to check for fevers are set to be used at five Dallas schools where students are under an Ebola watch.

October 6, 2014

3 injured in South Texas helicopter crash

The Texas Department of Public Safety says three men have been injured in a commercial helicopter crash in South Texas.

October 3, 2014

New arraignment date for ex-BP exec

A former BP executive charged with obstructing a congressional investigation into the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill has been granted a delay in his arraignment on recently updated charges in the case.

October 2, 2014

EMS crew exposed to Ebola victim tests negative

Three members of the ambulance crew that transported a man diagnosed with Ebola to a Dallas hospital have tested negative for the virus and are restricted to their homes as health officials monitor their conditions.

October 1, 2014

Deputy: Texas man cut father-in-law with machete

Authorities in southeast Texas say a man and his father-in-law have been arrested after a domestic dispute that involved a machete attack and shooting.

September 30, 2014

Davis accuses Abbott of incentive fund 'cover up'

Democrat Wendy Davis is accusing Republican Attorney General Greg Abbott of a "cover up" involving economic incentive dollars on the eve of their final debate in the Texas governor's race.

September 29, 2014

Police: Texas 7-Eleven clerk helped plan robbery

Austin police say a 7-Eleven clerk helped orchestrate a robbery at the store.

September 29, 2014

Highland Park ISD reverses, drops ban of 7 books

A suburban Dallas school has reversed course and will let students read seven books removed from an approved list amid concerns about sex, abortion and rape references.

September 29, 2014

Fort Worth boy, 14, drowns trying to recover dove

A 14-year-old North Texas boy has drowned in a stock pond while trying to retrieve a dove that was shot during a hunting trip.

September 29, 2014

3 accused of 2nd-degree murder in Lafayette

Three people, including two Texans, have been indicted in Louisiana in connection with two separate cases of second-degree murder.

September 26, 2014

Perry: If energy is a weapon, US needs big arsenal

Gov. Rick Perry says the booming natural gas industry in Texas can ease U.S. allies' energy dependence on Russia.

September 25, 2014

Gay couples find hurdles to get driver's license

Some homosexuals have been denied a Texas driver's license because they took their same-sex spouse's name and the Department of Public Safety won't recognize documents reflecting the name change.

September 25, 2014

Suspect captured in case of missing UVa student

A man charged with abducting a missing University of Virginia student is in custody in Texas.

September 25, 2014

Mexican cartels steal billions from oil industry

Mexico has overcome 75 years of nationalist pride to reform its flagging, state-owned oil industry. But as it prepares to develop rich shale fields along the Gulf Coast, and attract foreign investors, another challenge awaits: taming the brutal drug cartels that rule the region and are stealing billions of dollars' worth of oil from pipelines.

September 25, 2014

South Texas teen gets 30 years for stabbing woman

A South Texas youth who was 15 when he stabbed a neighbor during a robbery attempt at her home has been sentenced to 30 years in prison.

September 24, 2014

Texas requests for gun purchases plummet

The number of Texans seeking federal permission to purchase firearms has dropped 18 percent this year as fears of tougher regulations subside.

September 23, 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
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