FBI agents have interviewed Texas Health and Human Services Commission employees about the agency's problematic contract with Austin firm 21CT, Executive Commissioner Kyle Janek said Thursday, the first time any official with direct knowledge of the FBI's involvement has confirmed it.
Efforts to ditch a law that allows some undocumented students to pay in-state college tuition appear to be on a fast track in the Senate, but key House leaders aren't on board with the idea.
The hunt is on in Southeast Texas for a Democrat to challenge U.S. Rep. Blake Farenthold, R-Corpus Christi.
Railroad Commissioner David Porter has kicked off an initiative to tout the benefits of natural gas, whose low price has benefited some power generators but bedeviled operators and other energy companies that bet big on it years ago.
Officials confirmed that a plane went down one mile south of Levelland.
Authorities say a semi-truck was too tall to clear the overpass, which was under construction.
Driver records Oklahoma tornado as it crosses I-35 near Moore.
Local landscapers said trees and gardens need the most water now, as they start budding for the Spring season.
The couple allegedly moved to Abilene from Alabama to sell their unborn child for $15,000.
Sorry to say for steak lovers, beef prices are rising and won't fall for a while.
Police say a woman is safe after she escaped from a man who held her captive for seven months.
Indiana HIV epidemic has parents concerned about dirty needles left on playgrounds.
Three Texas counties and four metropolitan areas ranked among the rapidly growing areas in the country, according to population estimates released Thursday by the Census Bureau.
In the session's first serious glimpse into how school voucher fights might go, a trio of bills up before the Senate Education Committee on Thursday would provide financial support to parents who want to send their children to private schools.
After fielding emotional pleas and various complaints in a committee hearing, state Rep. Cecil Bell plans to revise his bill that would bar the state from recognizing same-sex marriages even if the courts declare it legal.
A Ranger teenager attempted to end her life after bullies targeted her through an app called Burn Book. The community gathered today to raise awareness and show support.
The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has added Floyd Montrel Moore, 29, to the Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offenders list.
Levi Pettit, the SAE fraternity member caught on video leading a racist chant, will speak publicly for the first time today.
The Texas House on Wednesday began debating a ban on texting while driving. House Bill 80 by state Rep. Tom Craddick, R-Midland, would make texting while driving a misdemeanor, punishable with a fine of up to $99 on the first offense and $200 for additional infractions.
With a plan that would add $3 billion to the state's public education budget, the Texas House has decided to take on school finance reform this legislative session.
The Texas Senate on Wednesday approved billions of dollars in property tax cuts, the biggest piece of Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick’s $4.5 billion tax relief package. It will take up bills on business margins taxes next.
In the wake of three child deaths under the state’s ward so far this year, Gov. Greg Abbott on Wednesday told the Department of Family and Protective Services to straighten up and fly right.
A woman previously charged with abandoning or endangering a child is back in jail now for violating the terms of her probation.
An overdue book checked out in 1966 has been returned to an Albuquerque library.
The debate over vaccinating children came to the Texas State Capitol Tuesday. Lawmakers discussed legislation that, if passed, would make finding out which students opted out of vaccines easier.
Texas Republicans have long used the Affordable Care Act as a political punching bag, but that hasn’t stopped state budget writers from taking $102 million from the president's signature health care law to pay some bills.
Legislation that would remove Texas judges from the straight-ticket voting process garnered a mostly cool reception Tuesday at a hearing, as both Democrats and Republicans said that tinkering with the ballot turns off voters.
A Senate committee has advanced legislation to limit local control over oil and gas activities across Texas. The proposal is among nearly a dozen filed in response to a North Texas town's vote to ban hydraulic fracturing.
The final piece of a high-profile border security package got moving Tuesday when a House committee heard House Bill 12 by state Rep. Oscar Longoria, which would elevate the state's Border Prosecution Unit into an official statutory being.
The House Public Health Committee on Tuesday discussed five bills that would extend current restrictions on tobacco products to vapor products like e-cigarettes. The Senate passed similar legislation last week.
On his second official day as a presidential candidate, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz sat down with The Texas Tribune's Jay Root for a wide-ranging, one-on-one interview that touched on global warming, marijuana legalization, and his use of email.
Abilene Restoration's website appears to have been hacked by ISIS supporters.
The House Appropriations Committee on Tuesday backed a $209.8 billion two-year budget that would leave $8.4 billion on the table, along with billions more in the state’s savings account. The budget plan now goes to the full House.
A family can't bury their loved one because Texas law leaves her husband, who allegedly confessed to killing her, in charge of remains.
Child sex abuse images are found on electronics belonging to a man suspected of child rape.
A feisty Texas centenarian says her daily full-sugar soda habit has helped her live a long and healthy life.
Pennsylvania photography company says guidelines weren't followed when shopping mall Easter Bunny was hired.
Kentucky man wounds man who entered yard and threatened to take on of his grandchildren.
Driver considers court action after being denied custom "LGBTALY" License plate.
Five state lawmakers — all former college athletes — gathered at the University of Texas at Austin to talk about the parallels between athletics and governing and the lessons they learned from high school and college sports.
A police report listed more than 40 victims by name after the arrest of Sheena Ellingson, 30, of Lubbock.
A group of Midlanders are hoping to push for stricter bestiality laws in the state of Texas.
Even Texans with the greenest of lawns are watering them too much, experts say. And if everyone would turn on the sprinklers only twice a week — still probably more than necessary — the water savings would be significant, according to a report released Tuesday.
U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz faces the next stage in his fledgling presidential candidacy: turning a splashy debut into a viable campaign. That includes showing he can raise the money needed to compete in the long haul.
The full Senate is set to vote this week on a package of tax cut bills Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick has championed, yet the measures have drawn opposition from some big business groups who argue that senators are cutting the wrong taxes.
After Denton voters decided to ban fracking in their town, it seemed likely this Legislature will do something to rein in cities that try to regulate oil and gas production. But one likely approach by Rep. Drew Darby is stoking local fears.
The event was headlined by Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore.
A man is behind bars after police say a child suffered facial injuries while in his care.
It turns out the Battle of the Alamo — or rather the Battle of the Alamo's library — is just getting started. On Monday, the Daughters of the Republic of Texas filed a lawsuit against the Texas General Land Commissioner.
Supporters at a Texas Capitol rally on Monday voiced support for a variety of bills filed aimed at either stopping new toll road projects or undoing the state’s current tolling system entirely.