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.
On Sunday, March 22nd, a DPS Trooper conducted a traffic stop on the driver of a 2006 Ford Focus on U.S. 281, north of San Manuel.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Hidalgo and Anzalduas International Bridges seized $1,537,470 in alleged cocaine and methamphetamine that was detected in three separate, unrelated incidents this weekend.
The first candidate to jump into the race for president was a political nobody who had never run a campaign just three years ago. U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz is famous now, but hopes to reach the same voters he relied on in 2012.
A little-noticed bill filed on deadline by the chairman of the House's tax-writing committee could hold the session's biggest tax cut, but only if the House and Senate decide to cut taxes on sales instead of property.
Here's a breakdown of House Bills 1-20 and Senate Bills 1-20, providing a window into where House Speaker Joe Straus and Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick are placing their priorities for the 84th legislative session.
More Texans are earning higher education degrees within six years of graduating from high school than ever before. But the year-over-year growth is painfully slow. And attainment is abysmal among poor black and Hispanic men.
A battle over Texas license plates bearing an image of the Confederate flag will reach the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday. The court will hear arguments about the extent to which First Amendment freedoms protect offensive speech.
Recent episodes — including a parking kerfuffle and a request to leave the House floor — highlight a rapidly deteriorating relationship between the cowboy hat-wearing agriculture commissioner and the Legislature that once counted Sid Miller as one of its own.
A pregnant Colorado woman is seriously injured after another woman stabs her and removes her unborn baby.
A rookie LAPD officer wanted for murder in Southern California most likely fled to El Paso with the help of his father, according to the FBI.
Now, card carriers look for ways to protect their bank accounts.
An elderly man was arrested after throwing a beer bottle at a woman following an argument.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is awarding over $2.1 million for three clean diesel projects to help reduce emissions from the nation’s existing fleet of diesel engines.
A close-knit Abilene neighborhood helps police catch three burglary suspects.
House budget writers intend to add $433 million to the current two-year budget with a supplemental bill laid out Thursday, though some lawmakers expressed concern with plans for millions in leftover funds from some state health programs.
Four San Antonio women were convicted of molesting two girls in the 1990s, but one of the girls has since said they were coerced to make false accusations. The women's case is getting a new look.
Residents of a small unincorporated community outside Houston hope legislation by state Rep. Armando Walle will help them get safe, reliable water service, and shine a light on parts of Texas with problems like theirs.
Rick Perry, after all of those years as governor, was pretty predictable. With Gov. Greg Abbott two months into his new job, there is a fresh vibe at the state Capitol: uncertainty. The next 10 weeks should be telling.
Hoping to prompt quicker turnarounds at struggling schools, Texas lawmakers are considering a controversial policy that would let parents petition the state to make changes at their kids' campuses.
Policymakers must decide whether to spend more money on small hospitals serving a limited number of patients that, in most cases, cannot keep their doors open without government assistance. But without them people, inevitably, will die.
Stickers with a controversial message have popped up on businesses in Austin.
One month after Lubbock conjoined twins were surgically separated in Houston, family back here in West Texas thank the community for their support.
Recent studies show that most sleeping children do not react when they hear a smoke alarm. Local expert, Michael Shobe, said small children do not recognize the piercing alarm as an emergency signal.
On Wednesday, 52-year-old Thomas Daniel Lopez was sentenced to ten years in prison and assessed a $10,000 fine.
U.S. Customs and Border Patrol say one 44-year-old man tried to cross the border with drugs hidden "internally".
21-year-old falls from Texas hotel balcony, the second spring break death on South Padre Island in less than a week.
Three lawmakers have filed bills aimed at encouraging the use of self-driving technology in Texas while allowing for some government oversight. Few states have laws specifically permitting the testing of self-driving vehicles on public roads.
Senate legislation that cuts property and business margins taxes also includes a clause that would outlaw taxes on real estate transactions. Texas has no such tax.
San Antonio sophomore U.S. Rep. Joaquin Castro has landed a spot as a chief deputy whip, making him one of House Democratic leadership's top vote counters on the House floor.
Georgetown’s municipal utility has unveiled plans to tap wind and solar energy to meet all of its customers’ power needs, making it the first Texas city-owned utility to abandon fossil fuels.
Texas House members overwhelmingly gave tentative approval to a sweeping border-security measure on Wednesday that would increase the number of state troopers on the border and establish a catchall intelligence center in Hidalgo County.
Wholesale giant Costco has joined Wal-Mart, Kroger and other retailers in the fight to loosen restrictions on the state liquor market and let public corporations sell hard alcohol in Texas.
The state of Texas is suing the Obama administration for giving medical leave benefits to certain same-sex couples, according to a Wednesday announcement from Attorney General Ken Paxton.
According to jail records from Denton County, Jimmie Exline, Jr., 47, was arrested Thursday for indecency with a child by contact. His work history listed several local schools.
Kelcey Pinkert and her husband were driving along a dirt road in north Lubbock when they found 14 abandoned puppies.
The theme of the 2015 Texas State Fair will be "Passport to Texas."
The Texas Senate began debate on a bill Wednesday that would require public colleges and universities to allow concealed handguns on campus.