Several academics on Tuesday pointed to flaws — including inaccurate descriptions of world religions and out-of-date racial terminology — in proposed social studies textbooks up for adoption by the Texas State Board of Education.
NASA announced in Florida on Tuesday it will use private companies Boeing and SpaceX to ferry astronauts to and from the International Space Station beginning in 2017.
Caught on camera; police officer puts himself in harm's way to protect public from wrong-way driver on an interstate highway
Gov. Rick Perry spoke about the need to embrace every possible way to finance road construction — outside of raising taxes — in a speech to a toll road industry conference in Austin on Tuesday.
Man accused of killing girlfriend and eating parts of her body puts on a show outside of courtroom.
Carjacking suspect confesses to news cameras after bizarre taxi chase.
Trial begins for Texas doctor accused of poisoning former lover's coffee.
Richard Dickerson, 61, of Lubbock was indicted last week for indecency with a child. Up until just recently Dickerson was listed as an Associate Professor of environmental toxicology at the Texas Tech Health Sciences Center.
At a special meeting of the University of Texas System regents on Monday, the board unanimously voted to keep lawmakers out of the room during an investigation into alleged political influence in admissions at UT-Austin.
Even Texans who have health insurance often face steep, unexpected costs for emergency-room care, consumer advocates told lawmakers at a Monday hearing of the Senate Committee on State Affairs.
The congressional debate about how to address the influx of unaccompanied Central American minors crossing illegally into Texas is likely to re-emerge later this year when lawmakers debate an omnibus budget bill, according to a Texas lawmaker.
A San Angelo woman met her daughter for the first time in 32 years, an emotional reunions witnessed by 20,000 people in Houston.
The kissing bug that often carries a deadly parasite has been found in shelter dogs throughout Texas.
Oil and gas activities – but not hydraulic fracturing – tainted drinking water wells atop North Texas’ Barnett Shale and Pennsylvania’s Marcellus formation, according to a new study.
Texas music teacher accused of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old boy he met online, possibly passing on HIV.
Family that fled civil war in Congo eight years ago still searching for son lost in Zimbabwe refugee camp.
At least 12 structures have been destroyed by California's "Courtney" fire burning near Bass Lake.
The Planned Parenthood Association of Hidalgo County is cutting its ties with the Planned Parenthood Federation of America. The move is an attempt to reclaim state dollars for women’s health care for impoverished women.
In three of Texas' most populous counties, organizers are working to use Hispanic support of affordable health care to spur a movement they think could change the state’s electoral tide. Republicans suggest the issue ranks far behind unemployment and the economy — areas where they say their policies have the market cornered.
When Texas Gov. Rick Perry was indicted last month for allegedly overstepping his authority, the charges came from a type of grand jury that is not the norm in Austin’s criminal courts: one whose members were chosen at random.
It can be jarring for a political movement built around restraining the legal system to spawn a collection of officeholders eager to use the courts to get their way.
During a Spanish-language townhall on Univision, state Sen. Leticia Van de Putte, the Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor, advocated for raising the minimum wage in Texas.
Texas man suspected in several killings dies after shootout with U.S. Marshals.
State Reps. Trey Martinez Fischer and Lyle Larson say they intend to attend all interviews conducted during an external investigation of UT-Austin's admissions process. It's not clear yet whether they'll be allowed.
The foundation that maintains the quirky art installation outside of Marfa found a way around state regulations that threatened its closure by getting classified as an art museum, officials confirmed Friday.
Suit alleges angry Family Dollar manager lunged over counter and punched customer.
The Texas A&M Forest Service (TFS) expects to release more than $43 million in remaining appropriated fire suppression funds back to the State of Texas this fall.
Moody's Investors Service described a judge's declaration of the state's school finance system as unconstitutional as a “credit positive,” saying the ruling would compel Texas lawmakers to “redesign the school finance system.”
It's easier to govern if you have a mandate, and you build the mandate while you're campaigning. So far, the agenda for the next set of officeholders is a little murky.
University of Texas System officials are preparing to sign an agreement with the Mexican government to encourage more student exchanges and faculty collaboration across the border, and to launch a space-related research project.
Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst issued a harsh rebuke of the Mexican government on Thursday for issuing what he called an “offensive” statement on the border surge that coincided with the anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
Texas saw a decline in the number of people killed on the job in 2013, but the state still leads the nation in workplace fatalities, according to preliminary government data released Thursday.
Texas mom says school took corporal punishment too far with her 7th grade son.
Texas 4-year-old left on sweltering school buss for four hours.
Sen. Jeff Flake, an Arizona Republican, and Sen. Martin Heinrich, a Democrat from New Mexico, were the ones who actually pitched, said a Discovery spokeswoman.
At least two parents say learning about beheadings and American foreign policy in the middle-east just isn't age appropriate for preteens.
The campaign manager for GOP gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott filed an ethics complaint on Thursday alleging that the Wendy Davis book tour represents a conversion of political contributions into personal use.
U.S. Rep. Jeb Hensarling, a Dallas Republican, has bucked businesses and some Republicans in his battle to phase out the agency that finances U.S. exports. KERA takes this look at Hensarling, a rising political star, who may lose the short-term battle, but expects to win the fight.
Lethal injection delivered to convicted double murderer Willie Trottie after appeals questioning drugs failed.
In Texas, a woman says she's alive thanks to a pint-sized hero: her great-granddaughter.
State Sen. Wendy Davis' revelation that she had an abortion late in her 1997 pregnancy is shedding light on a provision in the restrictive abortion legislation she tried in vain to stop last year — the part that bans abortions after 20 weeks, including in many cases when there are fetal abnormalities.
U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz will not threaten a government shutdown by seeking to attach a provision that ends the president's deportation-relief program for certain undocumented immigrants to a must-pass government funding bill, his spokeswoman said Wednesday night.
Increased funding for preventive care and luring medical professionals to Texas are at the center of gubernatorial frontrunner Greg Abbott’s health care plan, unveiled in Houston on Wednesday.
Scholars hired by the Texas Freedom Network criticized social studies textbooks that are up for consideration by the State Board of Education, saying they include distortions of history and current events.
The Energy Tower turned Twin Towers project in Midland is dead, according to developers.
The Texas Agricultural Land Trust and the National Ranching Heritage Center will co-host the Landowner Forum: Tools and Strategies for Lesser Prairie-Chicken Recovery on September 11, 2014 at the National Ranching Heritage Center in Lubbock. strategies available to them as part of the Lesser Prairie-Chicken recovery efforts.
Commissioner of Education Michael Williams has notified the U.S. Department of Education that the Texas Education Agency (TEA) will submit an application for a federal preschool expansion grant.
Lubbock Police are now offering a $5000 reward for any information surrounding the shooting early Friday morning.
4-year-old Indiana boy recovering after brutal attack.
One person was sent to the hospital late Tuesday night after his vehicle wrapped around a business sign in south Abilene.