Confederate flag supporters clash with KKK member and counter-protester at Georgia rally.
Obama energy regulation will cost jobs and threaten electric reliability Texas provides a better model for clean, affordable, and reliable power.
Even before Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton admitted he violated civil securities laws — or faced a subsequent criminal investigation — he had come under fire from watchdogs and political opponents for allegedly crossing ethical lines with his private business interests and failing to disclose all of his dealings on personal financial statements.
Fourteen years after lawmakers first tacked on a $200 annual licensing fee for some occupations, the so-called professionals tax will be repealed Sept. 1.
Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick wants a special committee to review legislative agencies he co-chairs with House Speaker Joe Straus. It sounds a little weird at first, but could put him in position to remake some of those agencies.
Lawmakers have pumped millions into financial aid for low-income residents and are phasing out programs with less strict income requirements. Some higher education advocates wonder whether the middle class is being left out.
The Texas Department of Public Safety trooper who arrested Sandra Bland, a 28-year-old black woman who was found hanged three days later in the Waller County Jail, was warned about his "unprofessional conduct" in 2014 while he was still a probationary trooper, according to his personnel file.
Due to a new law mandating training on canine encounters, all law enforcement officers — from sheriffs to park rangers to police — will spend at least four hours in a classroom and interacting with dogs in hopes of reducing unnecessary shootings.
Security footage shows Texas officer punch handcuffed, intoxicated inmate after she spit in his face.
Texas House Speaker Joe Straus is settling into a new position that promises to grow his political profile outside Texas.
Four years ago, Republican primary voters seemed eager to embrace Rick Perry, but his lack of preparation undermined his presidential campaign. Now he's prepared, but the voters' eyes are on other candidates.
State lawmakers grilled Texas Department of Public Safety Director Steve McCraw on Thursday, voicing concerns about arrest procedures used by state police and pressing the agency head to explain the July 10 arrest of Sandra Bland, who was found hanged three days later in the Waller County Jail.
Texas A&M is partnering with an Irving company and a nonprofit corporation to add 3,400 beds' worth of housing near campus. School officials estimate it could generate hundreds of millions of dollars.
Former Gov. Rick Perry is on the cusp of qualifying for his party's first 2016 presidential debate, his highest-profile opportunity yet to show he has learned from his disastrous 2012 campaign. Perry's campaign says it expects him to qualify for the debate, whose participants will be based on the most recent national polling of the GOP contest.
Residents say worms came out of faucet.
Three people believed to have been performing an exorcism were found this morning at Memorial Gardens, also known as Buffalo Wallow.
San Antonio Spurs super-fan "Spurs Jesus" tackles would be burglar and "saves" him until police arrive.
Residents, animal control wonder how a deadly cobra got loose inside a Houston apartment complex.
Firefighters from Austin, train to use drones to help them during an emergency.
Texas woman says she found scissors in sheet cake purchased for her mother.
Upset about the way a recent state audit painted the agency he lead for 12 years, former Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson is jabbing his successor, George P. Bush, for failing to push back against the audit’s findings.
When the U.S. announced it would lift its embargo last winter, experts were excited about the prospect of increased trade with Cuba. But Texas' trade with the island nation has dropped, and when things might pick up isn't easy to predict.
The Waller County Jail failed to complete a two-part mental health screening process as required by law during Sandra Bland's booking process, according to the state jail commission and at least one public policy group.
It's diversion season: Top state officials, not surprisingly, would rather talk about red-meat political issues than indictments and legally contested budget vetoes.
Former Gov. Rick Perry on Wednesday launched an offensive against banks that are too big to fail, making a pitch for Wall Street reform.
This enforcement action, which began July 23, is the latest effort by ICE to prioritize the arrest and removal of convicted criminal aliens.
It's no secret Texans love their burgers, especially Whataburger.
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton confirmed on Wednesday that a video obtained by his office as part of its investigation into Planned Parenthood practices is “consistent” with other undercover videos released by an anti-abortion group.
A Texas police officer is credited with saving the life of a choking child.
Residents of a Wichita Falls, Texas neighborhood are on the lookout for a large boa constrictor that escaped its cage.
A Texas Senate panel will meet Wednesday to scrutinize Planned Parenthood practices in the aftermath of the release of undercover videos of the abortion provider's executives discussing fetal tissue donation.
As oilfield waste disposal wells proliferate in Texas, groundwater managers are keenly interested in where they're going and how carefully they construct them. And they're asking the industry and regulators for further help.
The state of Texas can't hide behind sovereign immunity to escape a lawsuit for denying birth certificates to U.S. citizen children of undocumented immigrants, some legal experts contend.
Following the controversial arrest and death of Sandra Bland in Waller County, a Houston lawmaker will convene a Texas House committee hearing Thursday to look at trooper arrest procedures and state jail standards.
Deluged with death threats and trying to dispel rumors that they covered up the real circumstances of Sandra Bland's death, Waller County officials released more booking and jail videos Tuesday.
Texas’ Republican leaders and environmentalists are both claiming victory Tuesday following an appeals court ruling that requires the federal government to ease limits on certain emissions for Texas and a dozen other states.
A grand jury will soon decide whether Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton should be indicted for securities fraud, but the battle for public opinion is already kicking into high gear.
U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, has picked up the endorsement of one of his home state's most prolific Tea Party activists.
The General Land Office’s contracting process is riddled with “significant weaknesses” that threatened the agency’s ability to ensure it is wisely spending its dollars, State Auditor John Keel said in a report made public Tuesday.
Houston parents say their daughter's second degree burns were the result of a nurse microwaving a diaper full of water and applying it to the baby's foot in an attempt to conduct a blood test.
A sharp increase in heat-related deaths and storm-related losses. A significant decrease in worker productivity and crop yields. A new climate change study paints a bleak picture for Texas over the coming decades — if nothing is done to address the much-debated warming trend. And not everyone is buying it.
As Congress barrels toward a Friday deadline to fund the nation’s highway system, transportation experts across the country are responding to ever-tighter budgets with simple but significant cost-saving changes.
More than 2,000 undocumented women and children being held in "deplorable" conditions at federal immigration detention centers are supposed to be released under a recent federal judge's order. But how long that takes and what happens to them next remains unclear, attorneys say.
Across Texas, tens of thousands of students have earned enough college credit for an associate degree without knowing it. A new project led by the University of Texas at Austin hopes to track them down.
Legislators on the Senate Health and Human Services Committee are being offered the chance to view a video obtained by the Texas Attorney General's Office as part of its inquiry into Planned Parenthood's practices regarding fetal tissue donation.
The prosecutor in the Sandra Bland death investigation said Monday he has appointed an outside group of lawyers to review the evidence in the case to ensure that Waller County remains "an open book."
Voting starts tomorrow to pick one of Lay's chips new flavors.
A competitive Democratic presidential primary made voter turnout surge in 2008. A competitive Republican primary could do the same in 2016.
The anti-abortion group behind two undercover videos of Planned Parenthood executives discussing fetal tissue donation visited one of the organization’s clinics in Houston, Planned Parenthood officials said.
In the span of 10 minutes on Sunday afternoon, Texas's two senators engaged in what was — by Senate standards — a tough exchange on the chamber’s floor.