New rules under consideration at the Texas Juvenile Justice Department would expand the authority of county juvenile probation agencies to use pepper spray on aggressive youth offenders in secure facilities.
John Cornyn seems like the luckiest fretful incumbent in politics right now. But it’s not all luck.
Armed with what it says is new evidence of wrongdoing in the prosecution of Cameron Todd Willingham, the Innocence Project on Friday will ask Gov. Rick Perry to order the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles to investigate whether the state should posthumously pardon Willingham, whose 2004 execution has become a lightning rod of controversy over the Texas justice system.
AUSTIN -- Amid widespread reports that she plans to run for Texas governor, state Sen. Wendy Davis on Thursday released details about the announcement of her future plans next week.
At last year's fair, the famous "Big Tex" anamatronic statue caught fire and was destroyed. Big Tex and his booming voice had spent the previous 60 years welcoming visitors to fair park in Dallas.
Last month, a ruling by a Texas appeals court fueled the debate over state regulation of groundwater resources.
Five years after Hurricane Ike slammed into the Texas Gulf Coast, causing more than $30 billion in damage and killing at least 37 Texans, cities across the region have trumpeted their rebuilding efforts.
A trial date has been set for the second man arrested for robbing an Amarillo bank back in May.
If someone wrote an operating manual for politics, it would have a section on why the political season doesn’t really start until Labor Day. It would have an addendum, too, saying why that date is not the final word on anything.
Whether state Sen. Wendy Davis decides to run for governor or not, Republican candidates are lining up to replace her in her home district.
Unemployment numbers for the month of July are out and they show good things for Texas.
PALO DURO CANYON -- The musical "Texas" is open for the public again, after a wreck on Monday killed five of the crew, and hospitalized another member and a truck driver.
Every two months, Christopher Churchill, a U.S. Geological Survey biologist, scuba dives in Ray Roberts Lake, northwest of Dallas, to monitor the growth rates of zebra mussels, which have wreaked havoc on several Texas lakes and rivers.
Amarillo gas prices have fallen 10 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.29/g yesterday.
Officials say that the cause was a possible ground shift.
Mexico’s economy is the fastest growing among the North American Free Trade Agreement nations, and trade between it and the U.S. continues to grow each year.
‘We deserve not to be insulted by a Justice Department committed to scoring cheap political points.’
Skellytown's trash truck has been broken down for close to two weeks, while the dumpsters keep filling up.
Rhodes was located near Bushland. Rhodes was arrested and taken to the Oldham County jail.
North Texas school installs underground storm shelters.
"Texas sales tax revenue has increased for 40 consecutive months," Texas Comptroller Susan Combs said.
This annual conference provides wheat growers and stocker cattle operators with the most up-to-date information on topics that influence profits.
Statewide campaign offers helpful tips for keeping air clean, saving money.
Federal government pushes for increased chemical plant safety measures in wake of West, Texas and other disasters.
With San Antonio’s major water source at near-historic lows and no rain in the forecast, the Edwards Aquifer Authority is announcing Stage III pumping restrictions Wednesday for the second time ever.
Despite broad bipartisan support, Texas lawmakers have been unsuccessful this year in their efforts to pass a bill issuing tuition revenue bonds — or TRBs — to fund campus construction around the state.
With key components of the Affordable Care Act set to take effect in January, state officials are worried that one regulation — the ban on asset evaluation in calculating Medicaid eligibility — could increase costs and decrease efficiency in processing Medicaid applications.
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A bill passed during the regular legislative session reduces the tax restaurants pay on liquor from 14 percent to 6.7 percent. At the same time, the bill increases the sales tax that customers pay on mixed drinks from nothing to 8.25 percent.
In the women’s block of the Harris County Jail, 20 women who share a dormitory cell discussed shameful slivers of their past and belted out simple affirmations as part of an exercise.
Citing a funding shortfall and the impact of a historic oil drilling boom, Texas Department of Transportation officials on Thursday announced plans to move forward with converting some roads in West and South Texas to gravel.
The Legislative Budget Board estimated that ending abortions would result in the births of nearly 65,000 more babies per year. At the time, about 55 percent of births in Texas were paid for with Medicaid (it rose to 56 percent by 2009, the most recent year available), and the agency’s estimate was that the cost to the state and federal governments would start at just over $1 billion in every two-year budget.
Despite sharply reducing state testing requirements for Texas high school students, the 83rd Legislature brought only conditional relief from high-stakes exams for students in lower grades, who take a total of 17 state tests before going to high school.
An extended drama over a controversial curriculum tool used by Texas public schools took a new turn Wednesday as Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst entered the fray with a letter to the State Board of Education and a key state senator pushed to add the issue to the special session agenda.
With less than a week left in the current special session and Gov. Rick Perry threatening to call them back for another one, the Texas House and Senate are set to meet this afternoon with lawmakers hoping to hash out a transportation funding compromise.
While addressing a group in Iowa last week, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz said that conservatives should not approve funding for any government agencies unless the federal Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare, is defunded.
They're spending more than $108 million on high voltage transmission lines in the Panhandle and nearly $25 million in Portales.
Texas ranks first out of 41 states for modernizing its electric grid, according to a new report — although that doesn’t mean Texans pay significantly less for electricity, or that the grid is safe from strain due to high demand this summer.
When El Paso voters elected Robert “Beto” O’Rourke to Congress last year, his supporters said they chose a fresh and progressive voice to champion issues critical to the border community. But what they lost was a seat on an influential caucus whose members have recently met with President Obama on issues like immigration reform, border security and health care.
Saying he plans to put an end to “runaway federal government,” state Rep. Dan Branch, R-Dallas, on Tuesday officially launched his bid to be the state's next attorney general in an announcement at Southern Methodist University's Dedman School of Law.
City leaders in Corsicana are worried about what the likely closure of a 124-year-old youth detention facility that houses mentally ill juvenile offenders will mean for the town's economic future.
Some bad news on unemployment in our area.
McCraw’s letter is a response to one that Howard sent Monday, in which she asked, among other things, for documentation of the actions. In response to that specific query, McCraw says that suspicious items were not confiscated and that people could store them outside the gallery or throw them in trash bags.
Attorney General Greg Abbott, stepping out of the long shadow cast by the famous politician he wants to replace, is disputing claims that he had a deal not to run against Gov. Rick Perry and says he hasn’t hesitated to oppose him when it was right for Texas.