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The Texas Department of State Health Services has confirmed the first locally acquired case of chikungunya, a mosquito borne illness. A Cameron County resident got sick with the illness in November 2015 and was diagnosed with a lab test in January 2016. The case, however, was...
Officials closed five miles of FM 723 near Rosenberg because of the rising Brazos River over the weekend, and a flooded FM 359 was blocked off at Mason Road near Houston early Tuesday morning as officials prepared for the river to crest. As of 9:15 a.m. Tuesday, the National...
Many of Texas' most violent sex offenders have been housed for months in a former prison in rural West Texas, and the head of the state agency that oversees the overhauled program believes it will lead to successful rehabilitations. Texas Civil Commitment Office executive...
The Texas Water Development Board announced the launch of TexasFlood.org. The website will serve as a centralized location for flood-related data and information on what to do before, during, and after a flooding event. TexasFlood.org will serve as a one-stop shop for statewide...
Bastrop – For the second time in four weeks, Bluebonnet’s service area was slammed by strong storms and heavy rains that caused major, widespread power outages. Some of those did – and could – last up to 48 hours. Both storms caused significant damage to the co-op’s electric...
FROM THE DPS AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) will join law enforcement from across the state this Memorial Day weekend in an effort to make Texas roadways safer and encourage safe driving habits. From Friday, May 27, through Monday, May 30, DPS Troopers will...
Federal prosecutors say a Texas man has been sentenced to four years in prison after pleading guilty to lying to U.S. agents about his support for a terrorist group. Prosecutors say 38-year-old Bilal Abood of Mesquite was sentenced Wednesday. He pleaded guilty in October to...
Documents show the number of medals slain Navy Seal and "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle received is different than what he indicated in his book. Navy documents obtained by an online magazine through an open records request show Kyle earned one Silver Star and three Bronze...
Texas is reaching out to its veterans and their families to help ease the psychological wounds of war. Texas Veterans + Family Alliance, a Health and Human Services Commission program, will award four grants through Phase I totaling $885,000 to help veterans and their families...