Friday, January 30, 2015 - 10:22am

Statewide News

Controversy surrounds nativity scene at Texas capitol building

A nativity display at the Texas state capitol is reigniting a debate. Freedom of religion versus the separation of church and state. Visitors to the capitol started taking a look at the nativity, Sunday.

Texas Santa identified as registered sex offender

Police were called to a Baytown, Texas fast food restaurant after a registered sex offender was found playing the role of Santa Claus inside.
Border agent charged with waving through pot shipment

Border agent charged with waving through pot shipment

The Houston Chornicle is reporting; A veteran U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer has been charged with knowingly waving a van-load of marijuana into the United States while on duty at a bridge on the border crossing between the U.S.
Longview native, former NFL coach named director of new UT sports program

Longview native, former NFL coach named director of new UT sports program

An East Texas native has been named the leader of a new program designed for high school athletes and coaches by The University of Texas.
Cowboys, Tony Romo continue their redemption drama

Cowboys, Tony Romo continue their redemption drama

Always with the drama. For the Dallas Cowboys, a quick and stunning 21-0 lead over the favored Philadelphia Eagles apparently wasn’t theatrical enough.
Case Keenum or Thad Lewis will start for Texans on Sunday

Case Keenum or Thad Lewis will start for Texans on Sunday

Case Keenum or Thad Lewis. That’s the decision that Bill O’Brien will make this week.

Elderly man tasered during Texas traffic stop

At 76-years-old, Pete Vasquez stands just five-feet-five-inches tall and weighs a slight 145 pounds. Now he is at the center of a police dash cam video that is causing outrage in Victoria, Texas.
ESPN: Demarco Murray to have surgery on hand

ESPN: Demarco Murray to have surgery on hand

The Dallas Cowboys star running back, Demarco Murray, is in danger of missing time after he reportedly broke his hand and will undergo surgery.
East Texan among 2 Longhorn football players indicted on sexual assault charges

East Texan among 2 Longhorn football players indicted on sexual assault charges

A Travis County grand jury has indicted former Texas football players Kendall Sanders, of Athens, and Montrel Meander on sexual assault charges.
Houston man tried to bait law enforcement into video confrontation

Houston man tried to bait law enforcement into video confrontation

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; a Houston teen has been accused of attempting to bait law enforcement by making erroneous calls to dispatchers in the hopes of entering into a confrontation on camera.
Police contain unruly Air Jordan shoppers at Houston-area malls

Police contain unruly Air Jordan shoppers at Houston-area malls

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; police were called to quell unruly crowds after hundreds converged outside several Houston-area malls early Sunday morning in hopes of getting a ticket to buy pricey Nike Air Jordan sneakers being released ne
Texas volleyball tops North Carolina, advances to third straight NCAA Final Four to play BYU

Texas volleyball tops North Carolina, advances to third straight NCAA Final Four to play BYU

 Texas volleyball beat North Carolina in four sets Saturday to advance to the NCAA Final Four for the sixth time in seven years. The second-seed Longhorns (27-2) will face unseeded BYU at 6 p.m. Thursday in Oklahoma City.
After Colts win, Texans' playoff hopes bleak

After Colts win, Texans' playoff hopes bleak

Rookie QB Tom Savage gave it a good shot after Ryan Fitzpatrick went down, but Houston was still not able to pull off the win in Indy. After the 17-10 loss, the Texans' playoff hopes are officially over.
Golden State's big first quarter dooms Mavs

Golden State's big first quarter dooms Mavs

Without Chandler Parsons in the lineup as his team struggled in the opening period, the Mavericks (17-8) wouldn’t have enough firepower to match the high-octane Warriors.
Cancer-stricken Texans lineman David Quessenberry honored

Cancer-stricken Texans lineman David Quessenberry honored

 The Texans have unanimously selected offensive lineman David Quessenberry as their Ed Block Courage Award winner for 2014 as he battles non-Hodgkins lymphoma.