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.
A growing number of Texans are seeking treatment for methamphetamine addiction, reversing a downward trend in abuse in the state since a 2006 federal law banned over-the-counter sales of medicine containing pseudoephedrine.
Texas State University's Forensic Anthropology Center is home to about 50 donated human corpses, which are used in research that can help doctors identify bodies, rescuers find missing persons and law enforcement solve crimes.
There are few places in modern life where strict decorum remains like the halls and the floor of the United States Senate. And on Friday morning, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz shattered one of the surest unwritten rules of the Upper Chamber.
The Texas Supreme Court on Friday ruled that the Houston City Council must repeal or put up for public vote the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance, or HERO, which extends protections to gay and transgender residents.
Emails released to The Texas Tribune show Dan Patrick's budget guru raised no obvious objections while approving the release of a memo that the lieutenant governor is now railing against. The memo calls into questions the legality of some of Gov. Greg Abbott's line-item vetoes to the state budget.
A Vietnam veteran is using his custom boot-making skills to create special gifts for wounded warriors.
The power of social media and kind-hearted strangers have the ability to change the world - even if only for the mother of a small Texas boy whose life was turned upside down after a trip to the grocery store.
Of the 502 inmate deaths that have occurred in county jails since 2009, nearly a third of them were by suicide. Most of those suicides were by hanging, with inmates using objects jailers provided for them as ligatures.
A state appeals court on Friday ruled against one of two counts in the indictment against former Gov. Rick Perry. He was indicted by a Travis County grand jury almost a year ago.
Like many Texas lockups, the Waller County Jail staff had not been sufficiently trained in safeguarding suicidal or mentally ill inmates. Part of the problem is underfunding and understaffing at the state agency overseeing the disparate network of 244 local and private jails.
Maypearl, TX police chief surrenders after investigators say he exposed himself and sexually touched a 14 year old girl.
With an eye on keeping up with demographic changes and competing with other states and countries, the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board has adopted a new goal: Get 60 percent of Texans between 25 and 34 a postsecondary degree by 2030.
A father in Austin is accused of abusing his young daughter after she had gone to the bathroom in their living room.
From pipelines to a seawater desalination plant feasibility study, the Texas Water Development Board is poised to approve funding on Thursday for dozens of water supply projects from Marfa to Houston, including a handful to promote conservation.
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Wednesday asked a federal district judge to dismiss a lawsuit that claims a state agency violated the U.S. Constitution by denying birth certificates to U.S.-citizen children of immigrant parents.
Federal workplace regulators have slapped three construction firms with penalties totaling nearly $800,000, saying that the companies “put workers in tremendous danger” in Houston-area accidents.
Texas authorities release second version of Sandra Bland arrest dashcam video, claiming technical "glitches" were to blame for discrepancies spotted following initial release.
In 2014, TxDOT reported nearly one in five crashes involved a distracted driver.
Chief of Police Stan Standridge presented a preliminary plan during a budget hearing on Tuesday morning, but nothing is set in stone.
Volunteer guards stand watch outside military recruitment center.
Dashboard camera show heated traffic stop that lead to arrest of Sandra Bland, later found dead in her jail cell following an alleged suicide.
More than two dozen Texas Starbucks locations have applied for their beer and wine retailers’ license, according to the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission.
The governor and the state's legislative leaders are having what looks like an argument over money, but it's really about who's in charge in state government.
Texas Republicans who grouse that the federal government doesn’t enforce immigration laws might soon have Congress to thank for beefing up enforcement at the state and local levels.