State News

Houston doctor charged with poisoning her lover

Trial is getting underway for a 43-year-old breast cancer doctor based at Houston's famed Texas Medical Center who's accused of poisoning a fellow physician boyfriend with coffee laced with ethylene glycol.

September 15, 2014

Mexican president condemns Texas' guard deployment

Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto says Texas' decision to deploy National Guard troops along the border is "unpleasant" and "reprehensible."

September 12, 2014

5 students fall ill after eating unknown substance

School officials say five students at a middle school southwest of Houston were airlifted to a hospital when they became ill after ingesting an unknown substance given to them by another student.

September 10, 2014

Bond denied for suspected drug cartel courier

Federal authorities say a 28-year-old Texas man found in South Mississippi with more than $1.07 million hidden in a vehicle he was towing is a suspected courier for a Mexican drug cartel.

September 10, 2014

Pet project soothes those overcoming disability

Brian Boone is practicing his silly voice. The 39-year-old soldier, who lost his lower left leg while serving in Afghanistan, looks down at Brindle, a 2-year-old Labrador-golden retriever mix — and highly trained service dog.

September 9, 2014

Texas man charged with kidnapping after standoff

Texas authorities have arrested a Van Zandt County man who they say held two women at gunpoint for hours while high on methamphetamines.

September 8, 2014

Austin officials review safety for SxSW festival

Officials in Austin say they're at a "critical point" to make the South by Southwest festival safer after a car crash earlier this year killed three people.

September 5, 2014

Security guard in Houston fatally shoots suspect

A security guard at a Houston strip mall has fatally shot a trespassing suspect who also allegedly attacked a police officer in the after-hours incident.

September 3, 2014

Halliburton reaches $1.1B oil spill settlement

Halliburton says it has agreed to pay $1.1 billion to settle a substantial portion of plaintiff claims arising from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

September 2, 2014

Suspected murder-suicide in 2 Fort Worth deaths

Police suspect a murder-suicide in the deaths of a man and woman whose bodies were found in the bedroom of a Fort Worth house.

August 29, 2014

13-year-old drowns in Laredo lake

Authorities say the body of a 13-year-old boy who drowned while swimming in a Laredo lake has been found.

August 28, 2014

14 hurt in Houston school bus accident

More than a dozen passengers of a school bus were hurt when the bus appeared to strike a tree in Houston.

August 26, 2014

Police: Woman charged in kidnapping of neighbor

Corpus Christi police have arrested a woman they say kidnapped and tortured her neighbor for information about a missing debit card.

August 25, 2014

Plea deal ends Fort Worth trial in 1983 murder

A murder trial in a 31-year-old Fort Worth slaying case has ended with a plea deal.

August 22, 2014

Woman indicted for manslaughter for deadly wreck

A Southeast Texas grand jury has indicted a 40-year-old Kirbyville woman on manslaughter charges for a traffic wreck earlier this year that killed two sisters and an unborn baby.

August 22, 2014

Man, 52, sentenced for sex acts with teens

A 52-year-old man has been given concurrent 30- and 60-year sentences after pleading guilty in a San Antonio court to first-degree felony charges of child sex abuse.

August 22, 2014

Possible weapon in border agent's slaying found

A South Texas sheriff says a gun's been found that may be the weapon used to kill an off-duty Border Patrol agent shot while fishing with his family earlier this month.

August 21, 2014

Man arrested for double slaying was high on LSD

The son of a Hill Country constable is charged with capital murder for the shooting deaths of two friends.

August 21, 2014

More ashes found at former Fort Worth mortuary

A cleaning crew has found another box of ashes at a Fort Worth building that was used a mortuary and where the remains of eight unrefrigerated corpses were discovered last month.

August 21, 2014

Texas Gulf Coast ranch to become state park

A new state park and wildlife management area will be created with the almost $38 million purchase of a more than 17,000-acre ranch along the Texas Gulf Coast between Port O'Connor and Port Lavaca.

August 21, 2014

1 man dead in alleged Houston road rage incident

An apparent road rage incident in the Houston area has left a man shot to death after he allegedly followed another driver home and the two men argued.

August 20, 2014

3 injured in Corpus Christi business fire

Two Corpus Christi firefighters and one civilian have been injured in a three-alarm store fire.

August 18, 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

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
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