State News

Texas Legislature
5:18 pm
Thu July 11, 2013

Senate approves transportation, corrections bills

Texas Senate

The Texas Senate has approved key special session measures on transportation and sentencing for 17-year-old capital murderers.

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Texas Legislature
5:38 am
Wed July 10, 2013

House gives preliminary OK to abortion restrictions


The Texas House of Representatives on Tuesday night voted 98-49 to tentatively approve the abortion regulations in House Bill 2.

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Texas Legislature
3:22 pm
Tue July 9, 2013

Mid-afternoon report: Amendments to HB2 voted down

Rep. Senfronia Thompson (D-Houston) was among several lawmakers who took center stage during Tuesday's activity.
Filipa Rodrigues KUT

Several amendments were proposed, but none approved, as the Texas House of representatives continues its proceedings regarding House Bill 2, the measure that would overhaul the state's abortion rules.

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Texas Legislature
10:29 am
Tue July 9, 2013

Live video: Texas House of Representatives

Texas House of Representatives

You can watch a live video feed from the Texas House of Representatives here.

Texas Legislature
9:38 am
Tue July 9, 2013

Laubenberg ready for spotlight again

Jodie Laubenberg (R-Parker)
Texas House of Representatives

KERA's Shelley Kofler spoke with Collin County Republican Jodie Laubenberg about the abortion meaure that will once again go before the Texas House of Representatives.

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Texas Government
2:02 pm
Mon July 8, 2013

Perry won't seek re-election, won't rule out 2016 prez bid

Gov. Rick Perry

In San Antonio, Gov. Rick Perry announced today that he won't seek re-election as Texas governor. Perry also did not rule out another run at the presidency in 2016.

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Northeast Texas Weather
2:19 pm
Wed May 22, 2013

Slideshow from May 21 storm

Outside KETR's Studios
Cooper Welch 88.9 KETR

Over an inch and a half of rain fell on Commerce Tuesday during the storms that crossed Northeast Texas. Here are a few pictures from outside the KETR studios.

Texas News
10:00 am
Mon April 22, 2013

President declares emergency for Texas

FEMA logo

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced that federal disaster assistance has been made available to Texas to supplement state and local response efforts following the explosions in West.

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4:35 pm
Wed February 20, 2013

Bomb threat at College Station under investigation

A "code maroon" was issued at 12:42pm today for the campus of Texas A&M University in College Station, TX, after an apparent threat was made on the Kyle Field facility.
This site is intended for emergency use only for Texas A&M University. If an emergency should occur, this site will be used to communicate important information to the public.
State News
3:09 pm
Tue November 20, 2012

Texas Secretary of State Resigns

Esperanza "Hope" Andrade, Texas' 107th Secretary of State

Esperanza "Hope" Andrade sumitted her resignation to Gov. Rick Perry Tuesday, effective Friday the 23rd.

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Midland Train Accident
12:46 pm
Fri November 16, 2012

Your Voices: The Midland Train Accident

A tragic accident along a parade route at an event set to honor veterans in Midland, TX yesterday leaves 4 dead, many wounded, and a community in mourning.

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5:07 pm
Fri October 26, 2012

Gov. Perry: Texas Can Become the Nation’s Center for Regenerative Medicine

Governer Rick Perry

HOUSTON – Governor Rick Perry today highlighted Texas’ leading role in the advancement of regenerative medicine to produce safe, effective and ethical adult stem cell therapies.

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Women's Health Program
11:47 am
Fri October 26, 2012

Gov. Perry: Texas to Immediately Defund Abortion Affiliates in WHP

Texas governor Rick Perry

AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry yesterday released a statement on the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals decision to deny Planned Parenthood’s request for reconsideration of the Court’s August decision to uphold state law.

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Lon Morris College
5:00 pm
Wed May 23, 2012

East Texas college closes doors, whittles staff to 11

Lon Morris College closes it's doors on Wednesday, May 23rd, 2011 for restructuring.

Reports are surfacing that Lon Morris College in Jacksonville, TX, is undergoing a financial reconstruction. All but 11 employees have been furloughed.

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Quilting Competition
11:50 am
Tue March 13, 2012

Wanted: Texas quilters to tell the story of agriculture

Austin – Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples is asking quilters across the Lone Star State to participate in the Texas Department of Agriculture’s 2012 quilt block competition.   This year’s theme, “Agriculture is Your Culture,” was chosen to spotlight  TDA’s educational campaign that demonstrates how agriculture impacts the lives of all Americans.

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