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Texas Unemployment Rate Remains at 5.7 Percent

Posted: 03/28/2014 - The Texas unemployment rate remained at 5.7 percent for the second straight month, continuing to reflect the state's lowest jobless figure since November 2008.

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Houston Ship Channel Reopening To All Traffic

Posted: 03/28/2014 - Officials are lifting all remaining restrictions on traffic though the Houston Ship Channel, five days after an oil spill shut down one of the nation's busiest seaports.

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Brazos County Youth Livestock Show and Auction

Updated: 03/28/2014 - Rodeo season is in full swing and students are hard at work grooming and showing livestock at this year's Brazos County Youth Livestock Show and Auction.

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Dramatic Rescue Caught On Camera

Updated: 03/27/2014 - New video shows the dramatic rescue of a worker from a burning Houston apartment complex that was under construction.

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Lawsuit Seeks to ID Source of Texas Execution Drug

Posted: 03/26/2014 - Attorneys for two Texas inmates facing execution next month are demanding Texas officials identify the source of the drugs they intend to use to carry out the lethal injections.

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Full Ferry Service Resumes After Texas Oil Spill

Posted: 03/26/2014 - The Texas Department of Transportation says full ferry service has resumed between Galveston and Bolivar Peninsula after a weekend oil spilled closed the Houston Ship Channel.

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Cost of Gov. Perry's Security Detail Tops $2.9M

Updated: 03/26/2014 - The Texas Department of Public Safety says the cost since 2010 to provide security for Gov. Rick Perry when he travels out of state is more than $2.9 million.

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Lawmakers Mull Implementing Curriculum Changes

Posted: 03/26/2014 - Top members of the Texas House are examining the implementation of a new law that overhauled high school curriculum while easing standardized testing requirements.

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Houston Bayou's Evolution into Busy Port Ongoing

Posted: 03/26/2014 - A century ago, the Houston Ship Channel was nothing more than a bayou meandering into the Gulf of Mexico. Today, massive ocean-going vessels carrying thousands of containers zip in and out of the channel, where a barge collided with a ship over the weekend, spilling 170,000 gallons of gooey tar-like oil into the water.

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Texans Honored for Bravery by Carnegie Hero Fund Commission

Updated: 03/26/2014 - Two Wal-Mart workers who disarmed and subdued a suspect after the fatal shooting of an Austin police officer are among 22 people honored with medals and cash awards from the Carnegie Hero Fund Commission.

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Houston Ship Channel Reopened to Limited Traffic

Updated: 03/25/2014 - The Coast Guard partially reopened one of the nation's busiest seaports to ship traffic Tuesday, three days after a collision between a barge and a ship spilled up to 170,000 gallons (643,500 liters) of tar-like oil into the waters south of Houston.

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Coast Guard Working to Reopen Shipping Channel

Updated: 03/25/2014 - As workers in bright yellow suits picked quarter-sized "tar balls" out of the sand along Galveston Bay on Monday, strong incoming tides kept washing more ashore.

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American Jet Returns to DFW, Checked for Fire

Posted: 03/24/2014 - An American Airlines jet taxiing for takeoff has safely returned to a Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport terminal after another pilot spotted an apparent engine fire.

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Coast Guard Aims to Reopen Houston Ship Channel

Updated: 03/24/2014 - The Coast Guard aimed to reopen one of the nation's busiest seaports Monday, two days after a collision between a barge and a ship caused as many as 170,000 gallons of tar-like oil to spill into the waters south of Houston.

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No Galveston-Port Bolivar Ferries Since Spill

Updated: 03/24/2014 - Thousands of travelers must use other routes after ferry service between Galveston and Port Bolivar (BAH'-lee-vur) was suspended when an oil spill closed the Houston Ship Channel.

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