More than 10 months after state leaders halted grant operations at the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas, the state’s $3 billion enterprise is getting back to the business of fighting cancer.
The multitude of candidates for statewide office, mainly on the Republican side, will make it difficult for unknown contestants to get noticed in the short period between the holidays and the primary elections.
As the U.S. Supreme Court prepares to hear a Texas-backed challenge to new greenhouse gas limits for big polluters like petrochemical plants, the industry is warning of dire consequences should the rules take effect.
Fewer than 3,000 Texans successfully found private health insurance during the first month of the Affordable Care Act’s open enrollment, according to federal enrollment figures released Wednesday.
The University of Texas System released five potential name and logo combinations for its new university in the Rio Grande Valley on Monday and invited the public to weigh in.
The spotlight will be on the University of Texas System lawyers as the House Select Committee on Transparency in State Agency Operations convenes for two days of hearings starting on Tuesday.
Republican Attorney General Greg Abbott unveiled several new policy proposals related to ethics reform and privacy rights in an address Monday to a Tea Party group in North Texas.
On Saturday, Wichita Falls will enter an unprecedented stage 4 of emergency drought response, which includes a total ban on outdoor watering and an internal audit of water consumption by local businesses.
Tom Pauken is the only statewide candidate who has made higher education a central issue in his campaign thus far. But his approach to it is drawing criticism from within the higher education community.
For Republican gubernatorial candidates, going too far right in March could mean trouble in November.
At least nine abortion facilities in Texas have discontinued abortion services after Thursday's decision by a federal appellate court to lift an injunction on new abortion regulations in Texas.
The passage of Proposition 6, which proponents say would jump-start billions of dollars in spending on water projects across Texas, may be just the beginning of a debate over how to spend money in a new state water fund.
Two of the nine constitutional amendments on the Nov. 5 ballot could benefit many of the 1.6 million veterans in Texas.
A federal judge's decision this week to block parts of Texas' strict new abortion law was just the first step in a legal battle that could drag on for months, or even years, meaning that the courtroom drama will play out against the 2014 governor's race.
Aging dams have raised concerns that parts of the state may be ill equipped to deal with future flooding. But a law the Legislature passed this year has made it harder for the state to monitor many of those potentially hazardous dams.
A proposal to amend the state Constitution to fund water projects in Texas is bringing together strange bedfellows both in support of and in opposition to the measure.
Half of Texans say they’d vote to approve $2 billion in additional water infrastructure financing this November, according to a new University of Texas/Texas Tribune poll.
School districts in Texas are required to provide accommodations and services to students diagnosed with dyslexia. But getting districts to recognize a student's learning disability can sometimes prove challenging.
As lawmakers in Washington call for a review of how asylum law pertains to Mexicans seeking protection, a group of exiles is embarking on its own public relations campaign. Carlos Gutierrez of Mexicanos en Exilio, who sought safe harbor in the U.S. after criminals chopped off his legs, is riding his bike from El Paso to Austin.
Texas dropped two spots, from ninth to 11th, on the Tax Foundation's widely cited State Business Tax Climate Index. But the index did not factor changes lawmakers made to the franchise tax this year.
State lawmakers are expected to give the Texas Department of Transportation an extra $250 million for work in counties affected by the drilling boom, but that likely won't stop some paved roads from being converted to gravel.
University of Texas scientists who led a study of methane gas emissions say both sides of the fracking debate are misinterpreting the results of the report.
The state of Texas last performed a study on the economic impact of undocumented immigrants in 2006. The majority of the candidates running for comptroller in 2014 say it's time for that analysis to get an update.
Texas Department of Criminal Justice officials said Monday that they will not heed a request to return a supply of execution drugs from the pharmacist who sent them to the state.
A surprise decision by Megabus earlier this year to cancel its rural routes has left local officials scrambling. The company's move is the latest consolidation of the state’s makeshift intercity bus system.
After hundreds of millions in federal dollars were spent on No Child Left Behind tutoring in Texas, it is difficult to find anyone willing to call the program an unqualified success. And there is disagreement on why the program didn't meet expectations. This is the second story in a series on the tutoring program.
Gov. Rick Perry's latest cross-country campaign to lure out-of-state business to Texas and Attorney General Greg Abbott's gubernatorial campaign are costing taxpayers thousands in security bills.
The famed art installation made to look like a Prada store is drawing scrutiny from the Texas Department of Transportation over whether it constitutes an illegal advertisement.
State Sen. Wendy Davis, expected to announce for governor on Thursday, is relying on a tight-knit group of people who have fought in the political trenches together — often against the odds, and often in territory seen as inhospitable to Democrats. Meet some of the key players on her nascent team.
San Angelo, which has been suffering from drought conditions since 2010, will be the backdrop for Gov. Rick Perry's remarks Wednesday in support of a constitutional amendment to use $2 billion from the Rainy Day Fund toward water planning initiatives.
At the 2013 Texas Tribune Festival, Battleground Texas Senior Adviser Jeremy Bird, state Sen. Leticia Van de Putte, D-San Antonio, and former Houston Mayor Bill White talked about what it will take to make Democrats competitive in Texas again.
As thousands of federal workers across Texas and the nation prepare to go without paychecks during the government shutdown, some lawmakers are planning to forgo their federal pay, too.
A well-known Dallas hair braider, whose clients include Erykah Badu, is suing Texas, arguing the state is violating her constitutional rights with onerous requirements for operating a school to teach hair braiding.
Full video of Reeve Hamilton's sit-down with three candidates for Texas Attorney General — state Rep. Dan Branch, R-Dallas; state Sen. Ken Paxton, R-McKinney; and Railroad Commission Chairman Barry Smitherman — at the 2013 Texas Tribune Festival.
Thousands of “nonessential” Texas federal employees will be off the job until Congress passes legislation to turn the government’s lights back on. Texas has the nation's third-highest concentration of federal employees.
The day before the launch of the federal health insurance marketplace, Democratic lawmakers alleged that Gov. Rick Perry ordered new rules on "navigators" trained to help Texans find coverage to impede Obamacare.
A new web video from Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples, a candidate for lieutenant governor, features scenes from his campaign's bus tour and urges voters to "stand with Staples," saying that "leadership begins with action."
In a new ad touting his reelection campaign and his KeepItRed website, U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, imagines a Texas gone blue. Spoiler alert: He doesn't think it would be a utopian state.
Students at Prairie View A&M University, the state’s oldest historically black public college, have fought for decades to persuade Waller County to allow a polling place on the campus. Now a coalition has succeeded in striking a compromise.
Two minority candidates are considered front-runners in the race to be the next mayor of Midland, which has never had a non-Anglo mayor. But while the candidates acknowledge the potential historic significance of the election, they are focused on how to best guide the booming city.
Dan Morales, a former Texas attorney general who served time in federal prison, wants the state to look over some sealed documents that he thinks might be worth a lot of money. The hard part is finding someone who will listen.
Texans are growing more satisfied with their electricity providers, but they still complain far more than they did before the state deregulated its power market, according to a new report.
A push led by U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz to block a funding bill has, at least temporarily, raised the odds of a government shutdown. Though Texans would lose some services immediately, the state would not likely feel the effects of a shutdown right away.
The new federal health care exchanges opening Oct. 1 could provide a safety net for the families who earn too much money to qualify for state and federally subsidized health care plans like Medicaid and CHIP.
It has been just shy of four decades since a state House committee conducted an investigation into whether a public official should be impeached. Ahead of the hearings on University of Texas System Regent Wallace Hall, here's a look at how the process works and the questions likely to come up.
As the nation watched Ted Cruz on Tuesday argue for hours to defund Obamacare, the Obama administration released data showing that premium rates in the new insurance marketplace will be comparatively low for Texans.
The Railroad Commission, the state's oil and gas regulator, plays a major role in Texas' energy production, which has only grown since the state's drilling boom. But how much do voters care about the commission candidates?
The Texas Department of Public Safety announced on Tuesday that 25 mobile locations will begin processing free election identification certificates on Oct. 1.
Former state Rep. Norma Chavez will announce next month that after two sessions away from Austin, she’s ready to fight to get back her seat in the Legislature.
Wary environmentalists and thirsty Texas towns are closely watching the TCEQ's decision on whether to approve Lake Ralph Hall, which would be the first major new reservoir built in the state in decades.