If the Supreme Court rules that same-sex marriage bans are unconstitutional, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton wants county clerks to hold off on issuing marriage licenses to such couples until his office has given them direction.
Milton Rister, executive director of the Texas Railroad Commission, plans to leave the agency on Aug. 31, according to a letter he sent to commissioners.
State Rep. Scott Turner, the Frisco Republican who unsuccessfully ran for speaker this year, has decided not to seek re-election.
Flag hanging from Houston, Texas home set ablaze.
Low river levels allow prospectors to pan for gold in areas normally deep underwater.
The biggest federal housing subsidy program in Texas — which awarded $9.7 billion in tax credits from 1990 to 2011 — effectively has been reinforcing segregated housing, the U.S. Supreme Court found Thursday.
Texas voters — especially conservative voters — are uneasy about domestic use of the U.S. military by the federal government, and many think the governor was right to dispatch the Texas State Guard to watch the Jade Helm exercises in Central Texas, according to the latest University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll.
If they finish their sentences and comply with any terms of parole, Texans convicted on felony drug charges soon will be able to receive food stamps, though another strike will put them back under a lifetime ban.
Tony Buzbee, the Texas A&M regent who oversees Rick Perry's team of criminal defense lawyers, asked Gov. Greg Abbott's office a few months ago to consider him for chairman or vice chairman of the university system's governing board.
With Fourth of July around the corner and holiday spending projected to reach $346.50 on average per household, up 5 percent since 2014, the leading personal finance website WalletHub took an in-depth look at 2015's Best & Worst Cities for Fourth of July Celebrations.
The Henderson County Sheriff's has seized over 5,000 marijuana plants, totaling over $5,000,000 from a wooded area.
Dozens of emails obtained by the Tribune provide a rare peek into the private deliberations of Gov. Greg Abbott. The emails paint a portrait of a chief executive more interested in the nitty gritty of state policy than what’s known of his predecessor.
U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson announced Wednesday that families that enter the country illegally to seek asylum will no longer be detained after they’ve established a legitimate claim for relief.
Fire fighting officials have seen an increase in drones flying in the vicinity of wildfires, creating problems for their operations.
Texas woman loses sight in one of her eyes after bacteria infection after mud run.
In an interview with the Tribune, Carlos González Gutiérrez, Mexico's newest general consul in Austin, discussed the challenges of reaching out to the state's diverse communities of Mexican nationals, and how he interacts with state leaders at the Capitol.
Texas' network of tolled highways stretches for more than 500 miles, but its growth was curtailed this session as lawmakers passed several measures that make it tougher for toll projects to move forward.
Oklahoma was ranked the 5th worst state.
Gov. Greg Abbott, who took office in January as an enigma to even Capitol veterans, has ended his first session with a reputation as a thoughtful behind-the-scenes player with a less aggressive approach than his predecessor had. If former Gov. Rick Perry enjoyed playing the role of actor in Austin's political theater, Abbott is much more at home as a producer, according to one longtime Capitol observer.
Despite Sen. Ted Cruz’s eleventh-hour change of heart on the biggest vote since he became a presidential candidate, the U.S. Senate cleared a major procedural hurdle Tuesday that will likely give President Obama the authority to negotiate the largest trade deal in American history.
Three statues at the University of Texas at Austin that commemorate Confederate leaders were vandalized overnight Monday, hours after the school's president met with student leaders to discuss whether they should be taken down.
Texans haven't changed their answers on the biggest problems facing the state and the country — or on how the state and the country stack up, according to the latest University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll.
Storm rips roofs off homes, churches, and businesses.
Website, Homesnacks says these are the places in the Lone Star State that are the real pits.
Texans believe discrimination is a hard fact of life in the U.S., but they have dramatically different views on what groups fall victim to it, according to the latest University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll. The survey also found voters split along partisan lines on where handguns should be allowed.
The conservative wing of Republican Gov. Greg Abbott's party wasn't thrilled with his first legislative session, objecting most notably to his "godless" pre-kindergarten plan. But Abbott seems to be mending fences by vetoing two measures the Tea Party disliked.
Under a law passed this year by the Legislature, some Texas school districts will be required to have cameras in special education classrooms. The cameras are meant to ensure safety, but some say it's an unfunded mandate for districts.
Former Gov. Rick Perry expressed support Monday for taking down the Confederate flag in South Carolina that has become a lightning rod of controversy since a deadly shooting at a church there.
The driver, 33-year-old Alfredo Alvarado Alcocer, of Nuevo Leon, Mexico, was arrested for money laundering and booked into the Brooks County Jail.
Former Marine Corporal, Julian Barraza, is mowing the lawns of the elderly and disabled in Lubbock for free.
Come August, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency may require Texas to cut 200 billion pounds of carbon emissions over the next two decades. Top Republican officials still won’t confirm whether Texas will flout those rules — an option that some critics call risky.
A push to remove a statue of Confederate President Jefferson Davis from the campus of the University of Texas at Austin has gained new momentum after last week's deadly shooting in a black church in South Carolina.
The Pearland Police Department is investigating a murder-suicide after former Major League Baseball Darryl Hamilton and his girlfriend were found fatally shot inside their home.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations at the Pharr International Bridge cargo facility seized 3,874 pounds of alleged marijuana which was discovered within a commercial produce shipment.
New documents of vehicle forfeiture reveal what happened leading up to the Twin Peaks shooting.
A DPS traffic stop Sunday on U.S. 77, yielded over 17-pounds of cocaine valued at over $1 million.
A number of elected officials from Texas are parting ways with campaign donations from the white supremacist leader of a group tied to the recent massacre at a church in South Carolina.
U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz leads his closest Republican rivals for president — former Gov. Rick Perry and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker — by less than 10 percentage points, while Democrat Hillary Clinton maintains a commanding lead over her rivals, according to the latest University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll.
Texas lawmakers may be reluctant to ease up on punishing small-time pot smokers, but local prosecutors across the state are increasingly looking for ways to keep two-bit toking cases from clogging court dockets.
Gov. Greg Abbott has signed off on a budget provision that will oust Planned Parenthood from a state cancer screening program for low-income women.
Students who skip school will no longer be sent to criminal court, facing fines and possible jail time, under legislation signed by Gov. Greg Abbott late Thursday. Truancy will be a civil offense.
Seventeen men from across the state of Texas have been arrested following "Operation Broken Heart II", a national undercover project that the Texas Attorney General's Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force took part in.
Gregory Russeau was executed for the 2001 murder of 75-year-old auto repair shop owner James Syverston.
Gov. Greg Abbott is officially getting rid of the state's controversial "pick-a-pal" system, signing legislation reforming the selection of people who serve on grand juries in Texas.
Ignoring calls for a veto, Gov. Greg Abbott signed controversial legislation this week that will allow elected officials and bureaucrats to bypass local prosecutors when they are accused of public corruption.
During the traffic stop, the trooper discovered 32 bundles of Marijuana weighing 300 pounds, inside the vehicle.
A 97-year-old World War II veteran is back on his feet thanks to a non-profit group called "Purple Heart Homes" and the community stepped in to help this vet keep his home.
Woman dies after ramming car into another vehicle carrying her husband and his alleged mistress.
Gov. Greg Abbott vetoed four criminal justice and public safety bills, bringing to eight the total number of vetoes he has issued in the aftermath of the 84th legislative session.
After more than 20 years of efforts to place a monument to African-Americans on Capitol grounds "littered" with Confederate tributes, state lawmakers have approved $1.5 million that should bring the African-American Texans memorial monument to fruition.