After four years of trying out a new way of awarding state contracts known as design-build, lawmakers aren't sure taxpayers get a better deal, and Texas businesses say they're being muscled out of jobs by larger, out-of-state companies.
An unexpected end-of-session skirmish over payroll deductions for union dues pits Republicans against Democrats, business against labor, and presents lawmakers with one of those votes that might be important in next year's elections.
The so-called Pastor Protection Act, which aims to clarify a clergy member's right to refuse to conduct a marriage that violates his or her beliefs, tentatively passed the Texas House 141-2 Thursday.
The Texas Senate voted Thursday to weaken the state’s Driver Responsibility Program, which critics say unfairly penalizes poor Texans.
In a shift away from his predecessor Rick Perry, Gov. Greg Abbott has informed the U.S. Justice Department that Texas plans to comply as much as possible with a federal law that aims to prevent prison rape.
Two large donors to the American Phoenix Foundation, which has been secretly recording Texas lawmakers, are well-known backers of conservative causes — the Strake Foundation and Jeff Sandefer's Ed Foundation.
Businesses are joining consumer advocates in sounding the alarm about a proposal that critics say would stack the deck in favor of insurance companies at the expense of businesses and homeowners.
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The daughter of a Denver City woman shot and killed by police in October 2013 speaks out for the first time, about losing her mother and the wrongful death lawsuit their family has since filed.
A Midland woman shares her story about a couple asking for help Monday afternoon.
Washington state 1-year-old sickened after bacteria outbreak at local dairy fair spread to "secondary patients".
A patient in Harris County has been diagnosed with West Nile neuroinvasive disease, the more serious form of illness.
The 84th Legislature started with ambitious plans for reforming public education. Now it's make-or-break time for many of the major initiatives still alive. Here's a roundup of where things stand.
U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz's presidential campaign will announce the endorsements of four members of the Texas congressional delegation on Thursday.
The House and Senate stepped closer to a final deal on a two-year budget Wednesday evening, settling dozens of differences between the two chambers including funding for public education and border security.
A budget deal announced Wednesday will oust Planned Parenthood from the state’s program to provide breast and cervical cancer screening for low-income women.
After a Dallas hair braider's decades-long battle with the state to practice and teach African hair braiding in Texas, lawmakers passed a measure Wednesday to drop industry restrictions and sent the bill to the desk of Gov. Greg Abbott.
The House-Senate budget conference committee adopted its compromise on health and human services funding Wednesday, pleasing fiscal conservatives and giving little cheer to advocates for the poor and disabled.
An increase in powerful hash-oil processing explosions have followed marijuana legalization in states including Colorado.
New Mexico officers fired after beating handcuffed suspect in holding cell.
Torrential rains leave Norman, Oklahoma roads under several inches of water.
The property owners association deed states no lot shall be conveyed to any person of African descent.
After a Lubbock man was found dead in his storage unit in Lubbock county, sister station KLBK investigates the health and legal risks of people living in their storage units.
‘The protection of our liberties and homeland are not mutually exclusive’
As Texas negotiates with the Obama administration over how to pay for health care for the poor and uninsured, the state's safety-net hospitals and clinics are steeling themselves for an uncertain future.
The state's 50 community college systems are one of the few areas targeted for cuts in state funding over the next two years. As a final budget is hashed out in the Legislature, school leaders are hoping to reverse their fiscal fortune.
A far-reaching proposal to restrict the mechanism used by minors seeking abortions without parental consent is headed to the Senate floor.
A Senate bill that arrived in the House less than two weeks ago would let Republicans put the hurt on unions and on Democrats, if it can move through the legislative gauntlet this late in the legislative session.
Saying Texas needs to avoid a “patchwork of local regulations” that threaten oil and gas production, Gov. Greg Abbott on Monday signed legislation that would pre-empt local efforts to regulate a wide variety of drilling-related activities.
The House and Senate negotiations over a tax cut deal have narrowed to a single sticking point: when a proposed property tax cut should go into effect.
Senators approved House Bill 100, which would authorize $3 billion in debt to pay for construction projects on university campuses.
Legislation that would keep the names of execution drug providers secret is headed to the governor’s office after the Texas House gave final approval on Tuesday to a Senate measure.
A father drowns while rescuing his daughter from rushing water.
Video released showing soldier in police custody in El Paso, TX just before he died
Young people often complain of how little there is to do in Abilene and express a yearning for the big city life.
Media Relations Officer Keith Pannell says an armed robber took refuge at Fort Sill around 10 a.m. Tuesday morning.
A man accused of kidnapping and aggravated assault will now be charged with capital murder. Police said the woman he assault was pregnant and lost her child.
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The two White House hopefuls from Texas are keeping their options when it comes to the Iowa Straw Poll. Iowa Republican leaders are scrambling to keep the event alive.
After idling in the Senate, two controversial immigration bills are back on the upper chamber’s calendar. But it remains unclear whether the Senate has the votes to bring the measures up for debate.
With less than two weeks left in the legislative session, the Texas House is all that is keeping a stalled measure requiring public universities and colleges to allow concealed handguns on their campuses from reaching the governor's desk.
The day after a deadly confrontation between rival biker gangs in Waco, top Texas lawmakers defended a proposal to loosen the state's handgun laws.
Epilepsy patients in Texas suffering from seizures could get prescriptions for medicinal oils containing a non-euphoric, therapeutic component found in marijuana under a bill tentatively approved by the state House on Monday.
Muleshoe Police were called to the report of a “self-inflicted gunshot wound” on Friday. It turns out the wound was not self-inflicted
For the first time in three decades, a new company will develop and administer the state-required exams Texas students begin taking in the third grade.
Former Gov. Rick Perry on Monday said he would not have invaded Iraq knowing what he knows now. It's a question that has animated the GOP's 2016 presidential field in recent days. Perry also suggested that President Obama should have listened more to those warning him the region would erupt in instability if U.S. forces pulled of Iraq out too fast.
A measure to enact several restrictions on minors seeking abortions without parental consent was met with legal concerns on Monday when a Senate panel considered the proposal.
Accused of making offensive comments and holding a 15-hour court session without restroom or food breaks, a district judge in Texas' South Plains has been publicly admonished and instructed to seek four hours of training with a mentor.
The Lubbock woman matched all five numbers but not the Mega Ball.
The National Weather Service has released a public information statement on the tornado that tracked through Jackson, Tillman, and Kiowa counties in Oklahoma.