Recent episodes — including a parking kerfuffle and a request to leave the House floor — highlight a rapidly deteriorating relationship between the cowboy hat-wearing agriculture commissioner and the Legislature that once counted Sid Miller as one of its own.
A rookie LAPD officer wanted for murder in Southern California most likely fled to El Paso with the help of his father, according to the FBI.
Now, card carriers look for ways to protect their bank accounts.
An elderly man was arrested after throwing a beer bottle at a woman following an argument.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is awarding over $2.1 million for three clean diesel projects to help reduce emissions from the nation’s existing fleet of diesel engines.
A close-knit Abilene neighborhood helps police catch three burglary suspects.
House budget writers intend to add $433 million to the current two-year budget with a supplemental bill laid out Thursday, though some lawmakers expressed concern with plans for millions in leftover funds from some state health programs.
Four San Antonio women were convicted of molesting two girls in the 1990s, but one of the girls has since said they were coerced to make false accusations. The women's case is getting a new look.
Residents of a small unincorporated community outside Houston hope legislation by state Rep. Armando Walle will help them get safe, reliable water service, and shine a light on parts of Texas with problems like theirs.
Rick Perry, after all of those years as governor, was pretty predictable. With Gov. Greg Abbott two months into his new job, there is a fresh vibe at the state Capitol: uncertainty. The next 10 weeks should be telling.
Hoping to prompt quicker turnarounds at struggling schools, Texas lawmakers are considering a controversial policy that would let parents petition the state to make changes at their kids' campuses.
Policymakers must decide whether to spend more money on small hospitals serving a limited number of patients that, in most cases, cannot keep their doors open without government assistance. But without them people, inevitably, will die.
Stickers with a controversial message have popped up on businesses in Austin.
One month after Lubbock conjoined twins were surgically separated in Houston, family back here in West Texas thank the community for their support.
Recent studies show that most sleeping children do not react when they hear a smoke alarm. Local expert, Michael Shobe, said small children do not recognize the piercing alarm as an emergency signal.
On Wednesday, 52-year-old Thomas Daniel Lopez was sentenced to ten years in prison and assessed a $10,000 fine.
U.S. Customs and Border Patrol say one 44-year-old man tried to cross the border with drugs hidden "internally".
21-year-old falls from Texas hotel balcony, the second spring break death on South Padre Island in less than a week.
Three lawmakers have filed bills aimed at encouraging the use of self-driving technology in Texas while allowing for some government oversight. Few states have laws specifically permitting the testing of self-driving vehicles on public roads.
Senate legislation that cuts property and business margins taxes also includes a clause that would outlaw taxes on real estate transactions. Texas has no such tax.
San Antonio sophomore U.S. Rep. Joaquin Castro has landed a spot as a chief deputy whip, making him one of House Democratic leadership's top vote counters on the House floor.
Georgetown’s municipal utility has unveiled plans to tap wind and solar energy to meet all of its customers’ power needs, making it the first Texas city-owned utility to abandon fossil fuels.
Texas House members overwhelmingly gave tentative approval to a sweeping border-security measure on Wednesday that would increase the number of state troopers on the border and establish a catchall intelligence center in Hidalgo County.
Wholesale giant Costco has joined Wal-Mart, Kroger and other retailers in the fight to loosen restrictions on the state liquor market and let public corporations sell hard alcohol in Texas.
The state of Texas is suing the Obama administration for giving medical leave benefits to certain same-sex couples, according to a Wednesday announcement from Attorney General Ken Paxton.
According to jail records from Denton County, Jimmie Exline, Jr., 47, was arrested Thursday for indecency with a child by contact. His work history listed several local schools.
Kelcey Pinkert and her husband were driving along a dirt road in north Lubbock when they found 14 abandoned puppies.
The theme of the 2015 Texas State Fair will be "Passport to Texas."
The Texas Senate began debate on a bill Wednesday that would require public colleges and universities to allow concealed handguns on campus.
A new judge Wednesday reaffirmed the dismissal of a ruling by the Texas Ethics Commission against conservative powerbroker Michael Quinn Sullivan.
Josh Perry, Ted Cruz's top digital strategist, is joining the Texas senator's political operation in Houston.
The leading candidate to be the next president of the University of Texas at Austin, University of Oxford Vice Chancellor Andrew Hamilton, has been named the next president of New York University.
A bill that reins in the power of university regents was approved by a Texas Senate committee Wednesday morning. A similar piece of legislation was vetoed last session.
Gov. Greg Abbott has tapped former state Rep. Tryon Lewis, R-Odessa, to be the chairman of the Texas Transportation Commission. The five-member panel oversees the Texas Department of Transportation.
University of Houston's Sigma Chi house has been suspended following accusations of hazing.
The maker of the Jesus Tattoo ad campaign lost his case on appeal against the Lubbock ISD.
Border Patrol agents detained several illegal immigrants after they were found hiding inside a tractor trailer.
A headless body was found by fishermen in the Laguna Madre near South Padre Island.
State Rep. Stuart Spitzer is afraid the federal government can use medical records to identify gun owners. Over the objections of the medical community, he has filed a bill that would prohibit doctors from asking patients whether they own a firearm.
Under a bill before lawmakers Tuesday, the state would expand an existing program to pay if special needs students need to transfer out of schools that aren't serving their individual needs.
Billing problems on state toll roads are bigger than the department of transportation previously announced, and customers who have been overcharged will be getting about $1.7 million back.
Customs and Border Protection says 38 pounds of the narcotic was found in a Chevy 3500 pickup on Sunday.
Audilas Burton, 3, was walking to the park on Saturday with his family, when a kitten caught his attention. It wasn't until Burton got a closer look that he realized that kitten had no eyes.
Homeless Ministry Carpenter's Church created a lengthy documentary about the idea of "chronic homelessness" in Lubbock.
The Senate Finance Committee voted Tuesday to send proposals cutting property taxes and business taxes to the full Senate, though some senators questioned whether the property tax cuts could be better spent in other ways.
High school seniors who have failed their state exams may still have a shot at earning a diploma. A bill providing them a way around the requirement continues to advance in the Texas Legislature.
The victim reported that her boyfriend, identified as Juan Manuel Sosa, 30, had kicked, punched, choked her and then fled the scene.
One day after the Texas Senate voted to loosen state handgun regulations, a House committee Tuesday considered proposals to allow the open carry of handguns with a license and the concealed carry of handguns on college campuses.
As former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush gears up for an expected presidential run, longtime friends and colleagues say the native Texan always had the aura of political potential hanging over him. From his backyard ballpark in Houston to his years with Texas Commerce Bank, Bush stood out for his abilities — and his relatability.
Lawmakers riled up by higher education costs want to regain their control of setting tuition at state colleges and universities. But at most schools, tuition has gone up more slowly since the schools took over the job, a Tribune analysis shows.