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Texas Fund for Unemployed to Run Out of Money

Posted: 07/14/2009 - The state unemployment insurance trust fund will run out of money next week, forcing the Texas Workforce Commission to borrow $643 million from the federal government to cover claims.

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Texas Mulls Massive `Ike Dike' to Prevent Flooding

Posted: 07/14/2009 - A 55-mile-long, 17-foot-high barrier would be built along the Texas Gulf Coast to fend off the sort of devastating flooding inflicted by last year's Hurricane Ike.

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Dell Computers- Worst May Be Behind US

Updated: 07/14/2009 - SEATTLE (AP) - Dell Inc. says the U.S. personal computer market has reached its low point. But the timing of a global turnaround in the technology industry remains anyone's guess.

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Cell Phone Fines Mean Big Bucks for Some Texas School Districts

Posted: 07/13/2009 - It's all because of students being fined for texting or chatting in the classroom. The Texas education code lets schools fine students for violating cell phone polices. Lanier Middle School student Alisa Martinez learned that lesson the hard way. She knew she was supposed to keep her phone in her locker, but she didn't follow the rule.

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TX Newspaper Says Days of Free Web Access Are Over

Updated: 07/13/2009 - HARLINGEN, Texas (AP) - A South Texas newspaper says it will begin charging for access to its Web site this week, warning that the days of giving content away for free are over.

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Texas Officials Wary of Prison Company Contract

Posted: 07/11/2009 - A private prison company with a history of problems in Texas has caught the attention of state officials with a $7.5 million contract to run a new psychiatric hospital near Houston.

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Three Killed During Motorcycle Rally

Posted: 07/11/2009 - Authorities say three people were killed and three others injured when a pickup plowed head-on into a group of motorcycles during a charity ride.

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Local Drivers Experiencing Traffic Headaches

Updated: 07/09/2009 - A report released by the Texas Transportation Institute Wednesday said the amount of time Americans are spending sitting in traffic is down. However, drivers in the Brazos Valley aren't seeing similar results.

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Higher Speed Limits Expected on Two Toll Roads

Posted: 07/08/2009 - North Texas Tollway Authority officials may raise the speed limits on the Dallas North Tollway and Bush Turnpike to match the speed most people are already driving.

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Shriners Vote to Accept Insurance For First Time

Updated: 07/08/2009 - SAN ANTONIO (AP) - The Shriners have voted to accept insurance money for the first time in their 87-year history in the hope of keeping all of its children's hospitals open.

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Waco FBI Agent Sentenced in Dog Shooting

Updated: 07/08/2009 - Waco FBI Agent Lovett Leslie Ledger, Jr., who pleaded no contest last April to animal cruelty charges, was sentenced Wednesday morning to two years deferred probation and ordered to perform 300 hours of community service.

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Traffic Congestion Study - Good News & Bad News

Updated: 07/08/2009 - If you have ever driven in Houston traffic, you don't need a study to tell you it's bad. However, an annual study by Texas Transportation Institute show it's 4th worst in the country.

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