Statewide News

Camarena, founder of Taqueria Arandas chain, dies

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; Jose Camarena, who pawned most of his belongings 30 years ago to start what would become the $40-million-a-year Taqueria Arandas chain of Mexican restaurants, has died. He was 60.
Thanks to oil: these Texas areas are on the grow

Thanks to oil: these Texas areas are on the grow

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; America’s energy boom is fueling population growth west of the Mississippi River.
Appeals court upholds challenged parts of Texas abortion law

Appeals court upholds challenged parts of Texas abortion law

A federal appeals court on Thursday upheld two provisions of a Texas abortion law pertaining to hospital privileges for physicians who perform abortions and protocols for abortion-inducing drugs.
Fourth victim dies of injuries stemming from SXSW crash

Fourth victim dies of injuries stemming from SXSW crash

According to the Austin Police Department, another victim of the crash that put a damper on this year's SXSW has died.

Texas family fights for euthanasia laws after daughter's death

A Texas family is fighting to make euthanasia of terminal patients legal in the state. They don't want other families to go through the pain that they have endured.
Austin tops list of fastest growing cities

Austin tops list of fastest growing cities

The energy surge. The boom in high tech. The housing rebound. Those are just some of the factors helping America's biggest cities attract new residents.
Ex-pastor accused of stealing from church

Ex-pastor accused of stealing from church

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; the former associate pastor of a Houston church has been accused of stealing more than $200,000 from his congregation.
Businesses file class action lawsuit over oil spill in Galveston Bay

Businesses file class action lawsuit over oil spill in Galveston Bay

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; charter fishing businesses and individuals who have suffered property losses and other costs as a result of the March 22 collision near the Texas City Dike have filed a class action lawsuit in federal court a

A fee to float?!

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; New Braunfels will appeal a judge's ruling that struck down its disposable container prohibition and a limit on the size of coolers used by tubers on the Guadalupe and Comal rivers.
Rebuilding not in Cowboys’ plans

Rebuilding not in Cowboys’ plans

Owner Jerry Jones admits the Dallas Cowboys loaded up the past few years to make a run at the Super Bowl.
Astros drop in value

Astros drop in value

The Astros were one of three teams that fell in value, according to Forbes.com in its annual team valuations.
Tanner Scheppers named Opening Day starter; Robbie Ross, Nick Martinez also in rotation

Tanner Scheppers named Opening Day starter; Robbie Ross, Nick Martinez also in rotation

Tanner Scheppers knew he was going to be in the rotation last week. He found out Tuesday that he’ll be the Texas Rangers Opening Day starter.
Caught on Cam: Crews rescue man during massive Houston fire

Caught on Cam: Crews rescue man during massive Houston fire

A woman working in a nearby building grabbed her cellphone and recorded the dramatic rescue of a construction worker who was trapped when an apartment complex where he was doing work on went up in flames.
5 charged with harboring 115 illegal immigrants in Texas

5 charged with harboring 115 illegal immigrants in Texas

Five men will face federal charges after police say they held 115 people for ransom inside a south Houston, Texas home.
Interactive: Gender wage gap in state agencies

Interactive: Gender wage gap in state agencies

At dozens of Texas state agencies, male workers remain better compensated than female workers, on average.