As Texas negotiates with the Obama administration over how to pay for health care for the poor and uninsured, the state's safety-net hospitals and clinics are steeling themselves for an uncertain future.
The state's 50 community college systems are one of the few areas targeted for cuts in state funding over the next two years. As a final budget is hashed out in the Legislature, school leaders are hoping to reverse their fiscal fortune.
A far-reaching proposal to restrict the mechanism used by minors seeking abortions without parental consent is headed to the Senate floor.
A Senate bill that arrived in the House less than two weeks ago would let Republicans put the hurt on unions and on Democrats, if it can move through the legislative gauntlet this late in the legislative session.
Saying Texas needs to avoid a “patchwork of local regulations” that threaten oil and gas production, Gov. Greg Abbott on Monday signed legislation that would pre-empt local efforts to regulate a wide variety of drilling-related activities.
The House and Senate negotiations over a tax cut deal have narrowed to a single sticking point: when a proposed property tax cut should go into effect.
Senators approved House Bill 100, which would authorize $3 billion in debt to pay for construction projects on university campuses.
Legislation that would keep the names of execution drug providers secret is headed to the governor’s office after the Texas House gave final approval on Tuesday to a Senate measure.
A father drowns while rescuing his daughter from rushing water.
Video released showing soldier in police custody in El Paso, TX just before he died
Young people often complain of how little there is to do in Abilene and express a yearning for the big city life.
Media Relations Officer Keith Pannell says an armed robber took refuge at Fort Sill around 10 a.m. Tuesday morning.
A man accused of kidnapping and aggravated assault will now be charged with capital murder. Police said the woman he assault was pregnant and lost her child.
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The two White House hopefuls from Texas are keeping their options when it comes to the Iowa Straw Poll. Iowa Republican leaders are scrambling to keep the event alive.
After idling in the Senate, two controversial immigration bills are back on the upper chamber’s calendar. But it remains unclear whether the Senate has the votes to bring the measures up for debate.
With less than two weeks left in the legislative session, the Texas House is all that is keeping a stalled measure requiring public universities and colleges to allow concealed handguns on their campuses from reaching the governor's desk.
The day after a deadly confrontation between rival biker gangs in Waco, top Texas lawmakers defended a proposal to loosen the state's handgun laws.
Epilepsy patients in Texas suffering from seizures could get prescriptions for medicinal oils containing a non-euphoric, therapeutic component found in marijuana under a bill tentatively approved by the state House on Monday.
Muleshoe Police were called to the report of a “self-inflicted gunshot wound” on Friday. It turns out the wound was not self-inflicted
For the first time in three decades, a new company will develop and administer the state-required exams Texas students begin taking in the third grade.
Former Gov. Rick Perry on Monday said he would not have invaded Iraq knowing what he knows now. It's a question that has animated the GOP's 2016 presidential field in recent days. Perry also suggested that President Obama should have listened more to those warning him the region would erupt in instability if U.S. forces pulled of Iraq out too fast.
A measure to enact several restrictions on minors seeking abortions without parental consent was met with legal concerns on Monday when a Senate panel considered the proposal.
Accused of making offensive comments and holding a 15-hour court session without restroom or food breaks, a district judge in Texas' South Plains has been publicly admonished and instructed to seek four hours of training with a mentor.
The Lubbock woman matched all five numbers but not the Mega Ball.
The National Weather Service has released a public information statement on the tornado that tracked through Jackson, Tillman, and Kiowa counties in Oklahoma.
In February, Gov. Greg Abbott asked lawmakers to dedicate this legislative session to ethics reform. With only two weeks left, he's still waiting. The most significant changes being proposed still haven’t been considered by the Texas House.
Dramatic video captured a tornado sweeping across the landscape in west Texas Wednesday afternoon.
NASA challenges high school students to create meals for space!
In the latest chapter of a long running legal fight, a Fort Worth oil and gas company gets permission from the Texas Supreme Court to pursue defamation damages from a Parker County man.
Former Gov. Rick Perry and U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz and are heading to Las Vegas to make their presidential pitches to a group of major Jewish donors that includes billionaire casino magnate Sheldon Adelson. The two White House hopefuls are scheduled to speak Saturday morning at the annual meeting of the Republican Jewish Coalition.
A Burkburnett man is jailed on $75,000 bond, after police say a resident reported he might be storing meth in her home.
Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller is looking to buck a decade-old statewide ban on deep fat fryers in public schools, putting decision-making about food in schools back in the hands of Texas school districts.
The Texas Legislature has fewer than six weeks left in this session and thousands of bills to consider. But you can get a pretty good feel for how things are going by watching their efforts to cut taxes.
The panel of conservative activists that is advising Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick is putting him in a tricky spot as he navigates leadership politics under the dome.
The Texas House on Thursday gave preliminary approval to a measure that would require public employers to provide accommodations for mothers who need to pump breast milk while at work.
Lt. Governor Dan Patrick has named the Senate lineup of budget negotiators who will meet with House counterparts and hash out a final version of the two-year state budget.
Two years after imposing stringent abortion restrictions, Republican lawmakers have set their sights on changing a legal process that allows some minors to obtain abortions without their parents’ permission.
New arrests in cold case murder of Iranian activist described as "honor killing" carried out by friend's family members.
The nature of the construction industry is changing and the demand for employment is growing.
14-year-old girl taken from family in Mexico returns home after DNA tests shoe she's not American-born girl authorities believed.
Mike Rowe from the Discovery Channel's Dirty Jobs stopped off to enjoy dinner in Abilene to take a break from his travels, and he was deeply moved by his experience.
It's been almost a year since former Abilene High School football player, Cory Almanza was critically injured in a car accident. But with the help of loved ones he has his sight set on a new goal.
Even if you don't see a speed limit sign on a Lubbock County road, there is still a speed limit, and you can get a ticket.
Texas law isn't specific about how Texas public university system regents should do their jobs. So regents are largely left to interpret their roles themselves. With some taking a more hands-on approach, a growing circle of people has debated whether there should be more clarification on what regents can do.
State Reps. Charlie Geren and Jim Keffer, once among the vanguard as Republicans took control of the House, already have challengers who will try to outflank them to the right in 2016.
Trying to create a "new direction in the energy sector," a computer scientist in Austin is using crowdfunding to help low-income Texans pay their electricity bills.
Texas House Speaker Joe Straus Wednesday named his five-member team to craft a final budget for the next two years, and House members urged the team not to focus on tax cuts — a contentious issue between the House and Senate.
Good Samaritans rush to aide hungry 4-year-old as he attempts to cross busy street all alone.
The House State Affairs Committee passed a measure that forbids the use of state or local funds for issuing same-sex marriage licenses.