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Interstate 10 closed again today due to floodwaters from the Sabine River. TxDOT Austin's Kelli Reyna says they have crews rolling to help out their TxDOT brethren. “Our recent experience with flooding, we do have a lot of expertise in high-water rescue, things like that. So we’...
Texas Senior Republican Senator John Cornyn says President Obama's nomination of Judge Merrick Garland to replace Antonin Scalia will not fly. Cornyn, speaking on the Senate Floor today says, “This president will not fill this vacancy. The Senate will not confirm this nominee to...
The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is reminding the public that the reward for Israel Aguirre, 34, has increased to $10,000 for information leading to his capture if the tip comes in during the month of March. Aguirre, a Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitive and this month’s...
A suspect has been apprehended in Texas after a shootout that left a police officer critically wounded and the suspect's father dead. The suspect, 20-year-old Ed McIver Jr., was found Tuesday after hundreds of law enforcement officers scoured a 2-square-mile perimeter in west...
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott will tour flood-ravaged communities in East Texas where swollen rivers have displaced thousands of people and forced closures of a major interstate along the Louisiana border. Abbott planned a stop Wednesday in the town of Orange, whose mayor, Jimmy Sims,...
On Monday, March 14, 2016, the City of Austin submitted a petition to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) about wastewater effluent. Effluent is water that has been treated by a wastewater plant and is regulated by the TCEQ. The petition proposes a rule that...
The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has added Manuel Raul Maese, 61, to the Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offenders list, and a cash reward up to $3,000 is now being offered for information leading to his capture. Maese is a high-risk sex offender wanted for indecent exposure...
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has declared a state of disaster in nearly 20 counties hit by severe rain and flooding. In a statement issued Monday, Abbott said the state is assisting with evacuations in three East Texas counties and stands ready to assist in swift water rescues. Heavy...
A national environmental group says state data show that the amount of arsenic in the drinking water supplies of more than 60 rural Texas communities exceeds the federal safety limit. The Washington-based Environmental Integrity Project released a report Monday saying the state...