After wrapping up a round of testing, Texas regulators say they have found no evidence that injecting oilfield waste into five disposal wells triggered the largest recorded earthquake in North Texas’ history.
The U.S. House on Friday shot down President Obama's bid to negotiate the largest trade deal in American history. The people taking knives to his agenda were in his own party, including most of Texas' Democratic delegation.
The former prosecutor who won a wrongful conviction of Anthony Graves for capital murder, sending him to Texas death row where he was nearly executed twice, has been disbarred.
Tucked in the $209 billion budget lawmakers passed last month is a budget rider allocating $500,000 for a nonprofit to publish the Texas Almanac. The guide of important Texas facts, figures and maps has been around for more than 150 years, but until recently, it had managed to thrive as a for-profit publication.
Four days, seven cities and nine events: Former Gov. Rick Perry sweeps through Texas next week on a fundraising tour fresh from officially announcing his second presidential bid.
A photo finish is expected Saturday in the San Antonio mayoral runoff, which features interim Mayor Ivy Taylor and former state Sen. Leticia Van de Putte vying for the city's top job.
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, on the verge of announcing a presidential campaign, has booked a trip to Texas later this month.
That legislative session Gov. Greg Abbott sought to devote to ethics? Texas ethics regulators are far from impressed.
Gov. Greg Abbott, who signed a bill Thursday that allows clergy members to refuse to conduct marriages that violate their beliefs, said that "pastors now have the freedom to exercise their First Amendment rights."
The numbers of unaccompanied children and families illegally crossing the border into Texas have fallen dramatically since last summer's surge, but Gov. Greg Abbott says the state is still justified pumping about $800 million into beefing up border security.
Gov. Greg Abbott is making good on his promise to pick up where his predecessor left off, using Texas' new tax-relief package to pitch the state's business climate to General Electric. Upset with a budget deal that raises Connecticut's corporate taxes, the international conglomerate is considering a move.
Texas abortion providers on Wednesday filed a motion asking a federal appeals court to halt its ruling that upheld a state law requiring nearly all Texas facilities that perform the procedure to meet hospital-like standards.
The University of Texas at Austin is reviewing several possible cases of cheating or academic noncompliance by former basketball players following a report by the Chronicle of Higher Education, school officials said Wednesday.
Gov. Greg Abbott signed a bill Wednesday that requires state agencies and institutions of higher education to use the federal electronic employment verification system known as E-Verify.
Carlos Rubinstein, chairman of the Texas Water Development Board, announced he is stepping down after serving in the position for nearly two years.
More than three weeks after Waco police arrested 177 bikers following a deadly shootout, none have been charged in the killings, nearly half remain in jail and legal experts — including some former prosecutors — wonder what McLennan County is doing.
A Texas case accepted by the U.S. Supreme Court could decide just who a "person" is when voting rights are concerned. The phrase in question is a famous one: "One person, one vote."
Long used to enrapturing friendly crowds in the reddest parts of beet-red Texas, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz came to the Rio Grande Valley on Tuesday with a less familiar task: finding a receptive audience in one of the state's few remaining Democratic bastions.
Texas stands to lose up to $1.5 billion a year in tax revenue — and could be forced to refund another $6 billion to businesses — unless the state wins its appeal of a recent court decision, Comptroller Glenn Hegar is officially warning top officials.
The Texas Railroad Commission has a new leader. The state’s three-member oil and gas regulator on Tuesday unanimously elected David Porter as its chairman. He replaces Christi Craddick in the largely ceremonial role.
In South Carolina on Monday, Republican voters were eager to hear former Texas Gov. Rick Perry's ideas about the economy and border security, but they mostly ignored a looming issue for the presidential candidate: his felony indictment in Texas.
In a wide-ranging interview with The Texas Tribune’s Evan Smith, House Speaker Joe Straus touted the new state budget, franchise tax cuts and the Legislature’s slow but steady pace this year. He said he wasn't surprised by the failure of ethics reform legislation and said a controversial union dues bill was plagued by "the poorest job of lobbying" he'd seen.
U.S. Rep. Jeb Hensarling, a Dallas Republican, has amassed enough political capital to become chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, and he's using it to try to kill the U.S. Export-Import Bank, the latest Tea Party punching bag.
Texas lawmakers are celebrating news that Mexico will soon allow U.S. agents to carry guns while inspecting cargo on Mexican soil. The change should help speed trade between the two countries.
Gov. Greg Abbott on Monday signed a bill into law that removes licensing requirements for hair braiders. The bill was pushed by longtime braider Isis Brantley, who has called for a rule change for years.
Weary of Republican infighting, state Rep. Patricia Harless, R-Spring, announced Monday that she won’t seek re-election next year.
Gov. Greg Abbott told a San Antonio radio station on Monday that he won't call a special session on same-sex marriage restrictions, even though conservative leaders pleaded via letter for him to do so.
Who killed the House and Senate's top energy bills? Their autopsy evokes the names of T. Boone Pickens and Koch Industries and involves plenty of squabbling between the chambers.
Bennett Ratliff will run for the Dallas-area House seat he lost to state Rep. Matt Rinaldi by just 92 votes in the 2014 GOP primary, the Coppell Republican announced Monday.
The Texas Legislature left Austin last week after a regular session considered conservative by nearly everyone involved. So why is it getting bad grades from so many conservatives?
"I don’t know who she’s playing to, but she’s not playing to the people of Texas," Rick Perry said on CNN, referring to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's criticism of his voter access policies as governor.
Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum, who launched a 2016 presidential campaign last month, got a chance to show off his deep ties to Texas with a recent trip to the state.
As Texas' major cities continue their decades-long evolution to minority-majority populations, tracking minority and female ascension to mayoral firsts has almost reached the complexity of a political trivia game.
Kyle Janek, the head of the state’s embattled Health and Human Services Commission, will step down July 1 and be replaced by his deputy, Gov. Greg Abbott announced Friday.
Launching his presidential bid, former Gov. Rick Perry warned of the perils of electing young, grandstanding U.S. senators to the nation's highest office. The dart was aimed at more than one target, and looks to be a centerpiece of the Perry campaign.
The governor asked lawmakers to put ethics reform at center stage this year. They filed bills. They even voted in favor of some strong restrictions on lobbyists' and officeholders' official behavior. But most of it never got to Greg Abbott's desk.
Texas Democrats in the U.S. House face an agonizing choice: oppose a sweeping trade measure and deep-six President Obama’s economic legacy, or support it and antagonize labor, one of the largest financial constituents in the party.
As an inquiry broadens into whether Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton violated securities law, a special prosecutor involved in the investigation indicated Thursday that he might have more time to pursue the issue than previously expected.
Gov. Greg Abbott signed a bill Thursday that eliminates a controversial startup investment fund long touted by his predecessor, Rick Perry. The legislation directs much of the fund's money to a new researcher recruitment effort.
A draft report from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency finds no evidence that hydraulic fracturing has “led to widespread, systemic impacts” on the nation’s drinking water supplies, though the practice has harmed water in some cases.
Standing in front of a big white cargo plane with a new "Perry for President" logo, former Texas Gov. Rick Perry made official what he has been hinting for some time: He's running for president in 2016.
Rick Perry's path to the Republican Party's presidential nomination is not an easy one, but it's not that complicated. And he doesn't have to be in a hurry to get to the front of this herd of candidates.
A mix of veteran hands and relative newcomers are set to help former Gov. Rick Perry as he launches his second bid for the White House
Federal disclosures showed the Opportunity and Freedom PAC was buying at least tens of thousands of dollars of air time in Des Moines and Cedar Rapids to run ads scheduled to start Friday.
He's been teeing up the ball since leaving the governor's office, and on Thursday Rick Perry is set to take the first official swing in his 2016 presidential bid. He will enter the race with decided disadvantages and little room for mistakes.
Former Gov. Rick Perry will formally step into the presidential race still under indictment for two felonies. The case, which once made Perry a cause célèbre in some circles, has become more of a headache as he seeks money and votes in a crowded GOP field.
In a Houston speech Thursday, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is expected to call for expanded early voting across the country, and criticize states like Texas that have passed restrictive election laws.
Texas House Speaker Joe Straus has filed the paperwork to officially seek another term presiding over the lower chamber. If he wins, it will be his fifth.
New UT-Austin President Greg Fenves ran through a long list of ambitious goals at his first-day press conference Wednesday. Then, he got to the real news: He said he supports beer sales at Longhorn football games.
A death row inmate who has proclaimed his innocence for three decades is scheduled to be executed Wednesday night in Huntsville. Lester Bower, 67, would be the oldest death row inmate executed in Texas if the U.S. Supreme Court fails to intervene.