The Senate Transportation Committee voted 8-1 in favor of a proposal to dedicate some of the sales tax collected on automobile sales to improving roads — but not before several lawmakers expressed reservations.
San Antonio restaurant owner turns away woman and her service dog, telling her he's allergic to dogs.
Maintenance Worker finds 10-year-old disabled boy alone on Texas School Bus.
Two Texas Chicano Brotherhood gang members were arrested in Hidalgo County for multiple thefts.
Having it in writing means it isn't the government making a decision. And it could prevent a big family struggle.
A total of 12 drug traffickers have been handed federal prison sentences for their convictions related to a far-reaching drug trafficking conspiracy, announced U.S. Attorney Kenneth Magidson.
Some Comanche ISD students are in trouble after allegedly being involved in killing an emu.
The Ralls Police Department received a call in the 100 block of 2nd street Tuesday night.
DPS is offering ways to stay safe during this weather event.
Property taxes clearly have the attention of Texas voters, and not in a positive way, according to the latest University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll. And they are not particularly happy with business taxes, either.
It’s kind of like Dallas Buyers Club: A group of sick Texans is seeking to gain access to experimental drugs — only this time, a flurry of state lawmakers is rushing to help them. In Austin, the movement hits a personal chord.
State agencies are operating on the honor system when it comes to former Gov. Rick Perry's December mandate that they use E-Verify to screen their workers. Two months after his order, there isn't a state office tasked with enforcement.
The last time lawmakers cut property taxes, it barely registered with most voters because appraisal increases and local tax hikes overwhelmed the savings. This year's cut will be smaller, but Republican leaders hope people will feel richer for it.
State Sen. Joan Huffman acknowledges that a lobby firm with ties to casino interests helped her draft a GOP caucus letter blasting a proposal to allow expanded gambling at horse tracks. Now a major proponent of the tracks is crying foul.
An Odessa man is charged in connection with a failed drug smuggling attempt.
A man was caught with a stolen stove among other stolen items in Odessa.
The day before Texas lawmakers begin considering a major transportation bill, state leaders made a concerted push for the measure as part of a larger effort to boost much-needed highway funding.
A burglar has been targeting San Antonio barbecue restaurants, taking meat and beer instead of cash.
Murder case against Eddie Ray Routh, the former Marine who shot and killed "American Sniper" Chris Kyle will soon go to a Texas jury.
DPS is reminding Texans to drive responsibly and to take extra precautions as they make travel plans during Spring Break.
After 24 years in the Legislature and a failed campaign for lieutenant governor, state Sen. Leticia Van de Putte bid an emotional farewell to her colleagues on Tuesday. She now faces a crowded field in the race to be San Antonio mayor.
Texas’ oil and gas industry is touting its record-breaking 2014 contributions to state and local government coffers, an effort to stay positive amid 2015's far gloomier revenue outlook.
State Sen. Donna Campbell, R-New Braunfels, was grilled by fellow senators Tuesday over her proposal to ban foreign control of the Alamo.
Immigration is always a hot button in Washington. The continuing number of illegals entering our country has some of our local officials very concerned and they are speaking about it.
What started out as photos shared for friends on Facebook eventually turned Kendall Jones into the most hated person on the internet.
Warriors Against Synthetic Pot is heading to Austin this week to take their message to state lawmakers.
FBI increases reward for information in fatal Houston armored car robbery.
Most Texans support carrying guns in public, but only a minority supports carrying them openly, whether the carriers are licensed or not, according to the University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll. And voters are split when it comes to allowing people to carry guns on the state's public college campuses.
Alyssa Marie Michalke arrived at Texas A&M as a shy and quiet high school standout from Schulenburg, she says. Now a junior, she's about to take charge of the famous and storied Corps of Cadets.
The state's highest criminal court on Monday issued a stay of execution for Rodney Reed so new evidence can be considered that defense attorneys say proves their client's innocence.
A malicious new spam email featuring Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton’s name and an arrest threat has recently hit inboxes statewide.
A task force has been working for the past couple of years on a $6-million effort to clear the backlog.
After being released from the hospital, the mother was arrested for the aggravated assault and transported to the Lubbock County Detention Center.
DPS has added Iris Iliana Rodriguez, 25, to the Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitives list.
A description of the suspect was given and the responding officer was able to locate the man entering another bar.
The Obama administration on Monday filed an appeal of last week’s ruling by a Texas judge that halted the president's immigration order. The U.S. government also requested that a federal judge let the program continue as the appeals process plays out.
An amended indictment against Rick Perry is "woefully deficient" and should be rejected, the former governor's attorneys said in a court document filed Monday.
Carlos Lopez Isaac, 59, a Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offender, is now in custody after turning himself in on Feb. 16.
Susan Combs, the former Texas comptroller of public accounts, is joining the Texas Public Policy Foundation as a visiting senior fellow.
First grade teacher donates kidney to one of her students.
A stabbing last week and a deadly stabbing last night, violent crime on the rise.
Texas Children's Hospital has announced that local conjoined twins Knatalye and Adeline Mata have been successfully surgically separated, following a nearly day-long procedure in Houston.
Ted Cruz's wide lead over other contenders for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination in Texas has disappeared; he is now in a virtual tie with the surging Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, according to the latest University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll. Among Democrats, Hillary Clinton has a wide lead.
District Judge John Dietz, who found the Texas school finance system unconstitutional last year, told teachers Sunday that Texas is "dooming a generation" of children. The Legislature, not the courts, should fix the problems, he said.
Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry has been promoting tax subsidies for private businesses since the early 1990s. But the programs have rarely lived up to their promise, and a series of damning audits could hurt his expected 2016 presidential run.
A state program pushes agencies to skip competitive bidding for more than $100 million in annual purchases in favor of hiring nonprofits that employ disabled workers.
One day after an Austin lesbian couple obtained a marriage license from the Travis County clerk, state Sen. Charles Perry, R-Lubbock, says he wants to move the distribution of marriage licenses to the Texas secretary of state’s office.
Texas continues to outpace the national average in high school graduation rates, according to annually released federal data, state education officials announced Friday.
“We know that there are highly qualified Texas peace officers who may be interested in becoming Highway Patrol Troopers,” said DPS Director Steven McCraw.
Despite the decrease of overall crime, the Midland Police Department is seeing an increase in more serious crimes.