Rick Perry spoke at the CPAC conference on Friday morning, presenting the former governor a chance to reset the table before the conservative base and the national press after his disastrous 2012 bid.
Texas voters overwhelmingly favor government-required vaccinations for children, according to the latest University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll. And they rank vouchers lowest among a set of options for improving public education.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers made an unexpected discovery on Wednesday when they located a woman hiding inside of a small compartment in a pickup truck entering the U.S. from Mexico.
Border Patrol agents seized $1.5 million dollars worth of marijuana in three separate bust on Tuesday.
A Border Patrol agent, making an arrest of a brush guide, is assaulted by being bit.
The oil and gas industry has driven the economy in both Midland and Odessa. Analysts say both cities have had top performing economies in the United States.
Texans are divided along partisan lines over the state's policy offering in-state tuition for undocumented immigrants educated in Texas high schools. Ending the policy is popular with Republicans, according to the latest University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll.
The Texas Department of Agriculture is supposed to ensure consumers aren't getting ripped off by fuel pumps, retail scanners or other measuring devices. But the agency is so cash-strapped that consumers are getting "screwed" due to a lack of oversight, the agency's new commissioner says.
Senators grilled Gov. Greg Abbott's appointees to the University of Texas System Board of Regents for more than five hours on Thursday, publicly rehashing the drama that has plagued the system's flagship university in recent years.
At CPAC, the annual meeting of conservative firebrands, Sen. Ted Cruz delivered a presidential pitch that highlighted his willingness to take on fellow Republicans in the name of the conservative cause. He also had a choice shot for Bill Clinton.
A week after Gov. Greg Abbott put early education reform on the legislative fast track, top House lawmakers announced Thursday what is likely to become the major prekindergarten bill of the session.
Rick Perry's lawyers have asked a state appeals court to dismiss the indictment against the former governor, saying he lawfully used his power to veto funds to the Travis County district attorney's office and his right to do so is protected by free speech.
Houston police issue sketch of suspect wanted in connection to one murder and four other violent incidents.
Texas dog found clinging to life after being shot and dragged is now recovering and in search of a home.
Voters like the state government slightly better than their local government — and a lot better than the federal government. But their priorities don't necessarily sync with those of Texas lawmakers, according to the latest University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll.
A reinvented Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas says its darkest hour has passed, but the agency faces a new crop of staunchly conservative lawmakers unconvinced that any more state money should be devoted to the agency.
In the latest effort by conservatives to fight what they see as overreach by the United Nations, two Texas Republican lawmakers have filed legislation aimed at a nonbinding plan for sustainable development that the United States and more than 100 other countries signed in 1992.
Hell hath no fury like a Senate scorned, the head of the Texas Racing Commission found Wednesday when he tried to make peace with the Senate Finance Committee. The commission ignored lawmakers on a key racing vote, and its budget remains zeroed out.
A bill filed by state Rep. Will Metcalf, R-Conroe, Wednesday would require the governing body of every city and county along the route to approve a planned high-speed rail project. There's very little chance that would happen.
Gov. Greg Abbott's first three nominations for UT regents will seek the blessings of the Senate nominations committee at a Thursday hearing. The far right is grumbling about two of them.
State Rep. John Otto, the head of the House budget-writing committee pledged Wednesday to work to fully fund a nearly broke health care program for retired Texas teachers.
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.