State News

San Antonio man indicted in string of bank robberies

A South Texas man has been indicted in a string of bank robberies along the Interstate 35 corridor between Austin and San Antonio.

May 21, 2015

Texas shooting elevates security concerns for Sturgis Rally

A motorcycle gang shootout in Texas that left nine dead has elevated security concerns for the upcoming Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in South Dakota.

May 20, 2015

Man drowns after saving daughter, 4, in water at Texas dam

A man has drowned after rescuing his 4-year-old daughter from a storm-swelled creek at a Central Texas dam.

May 19, 2015

Houston police officer struck, killed by fleeing suspect

A Houston police officer has been struck and killed by a fleeing suspect who later shot himself but survived.

May 18, 2015

Sigma Chi closes University of Houston chapter for 4 years

Sigma Chi has closed its University of Houston chapter for at least four years as campus police investigate allegations of hazing.

May 13, 2015

Texas lawmakers vote to ban e-cigarette sales to minors

E-cigarettes would be off-limits for Texas minors to purchase under a proposal that has cleared both chambers of the Texas Legislature.

May 12, 2015

Texas storms leave behind flooding, travel delays

Storms that swept across parts of North Texas have left behind flooded roads, power outages and damaged tracks possibly linked to a derailment.

May 8, 2015

Texas police investigate pack of cocaine with granola bar

San Antonio police are investigating how a small packet of cocaine ended up in a wrapped Nature Valley granola bar.

May 7, 2015

South Texas boy, 7, dies after being mauled by dogs

A 7-year-old South Texas boy has died after being mauled by several dogs while his family visited friends in Canyon Lake.

May 6, 2015

Classes resume in Donna school district after water trouble

Parents of some students in South Texas have been told to send bottled water to school with their children following a main break.

May 5, 2015

Corpus Christi police chief dies in motorcycle accident

Corpus Christi's police chief has died in a single-vehicle accident in Port Aransas.

May 4, 2015

Witch doctor gets federal prison for drug protection scheme

A Nigerian man who federal prosecutors say portrayed himself as a "witch doctor" has been sentenced to 14 years in prison for collecting hundreds of thousands of dollars from cocaine traffickers looking to get his supernatural protection from authorities.

May 1, 2015

Storms last weekend in Texas cause estimated $65M damage

An insurance group says last weekend's storms across north and central parts of Texas have caused at least $65 million in damage to vehicles.

April 30, 2015

San Antonio man guilty in Honduras sex case with girl, 13

A South Texas man working for the Department of Defense in Honduras faces up to 30 years in prison for having sex with a 13-year-old girl.

April 29, 2015

Rescuers save 3 after boat goes over Central Texas spillway

Rescuers in a helicopter have hoisted three fishermen to safety after their boat went over a Central Texas spillway and became wedged in some rocks.

April 28, 2015

Alligator trainer bit during Houston-area demonstration

An alligator trainer been slightly hurt when a 5-foot-long reptile turned and bit him during a demonstration at a Houston-area event.

April 27, 2015

Texas authorities seize $1.75M in cocaine

Hidalgo County authorities have seized $1.75 million worth of cocaine from a suspected stash house.

April 27, 2015

Waco man sentenced to 15 years for hit-and-run with deputy

A Waco man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for a hit-and-run incident involving a McLennan County sheriff's deputy.

April 27, 2015

North Texas woman survives Mount Everest Avalanche

A North Texas woman who survived an avalanche triggered by a 7.8 -magnitude earthquake in Nepal is trying to find her way back home.

April 27, 2015

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

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
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