Voters will decide whether Denton will become the state's first city to ban hydraulic fracturing after the city council rejected a proposal to ban the method of oil and gas extraction.
Fort Worth police find eight bodies inside vacant funeral home; investigation underway.
The Dallas-Fort Worth region boasts a growing economy larger than that of many countries — but it also sports some of the worst air quality in the nation. Scientists fear the politics of economic growth is preventing improvements.
High-ranking University of Texas System officials are expected to appear before the House Select Committee on Transparency in State Agency Operations on Wednesday to answer questions about recent developments at UT-Austin.
After the approval of an Arizona-based charter school’s expansion into the Dallas area, the role of the state’s education chief in the charter school application process is under scrutiny.
A coalition of conservative groups set forth a strict proposal for the state’s fiscal future, emphasizing hard spending caps to limit the size of government, with the release Tuesday of a budget report from the Texas Public Policy Foundation.
Jose Antonio Vargas, the country's most high-profile undocumented immigrant, was detained by Border Patrol officials in McAllen on Tuesday. Now all eyes are on the federal government, which must decide whether to begin deportation proceedings or let Vargas stay.
The U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday — for the second time — that the University of Texas at Ausin may use race as an element of its admissions decisions for candidates not admitted via the state's Top Ten Percent Law.
Boyfriend accused of killing girlfriend in front of her children.
Proposed legislation to address the surge of unaccompanied Central American children crossing into the U.S. is dividing Texas’ border lawmakers.
The two candidates to replace outgoing UT System Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa — Admiral William McRaven and Dallas Fed Chief Richard Fisher — are neither a product of state politics nor of academia.
Shoppers smash window to save 2 kids inside hot car while mother got a haircut.
A federal plan to slash emissions from coal-fired power plants remains a source of deep division. But a number of utilities say their investments in natural gas and renewable energy sources have left them well-positioned to meet their potential carbon targets.
An investigation of admissions practices at the University of Texas at Austin will begin no earlier than Thursday, according to a letter sent to the Legislative Budget Board.
While thousands of women across the country are engaged in lawsuits against manufacturers of pelvic mesh implants, a Texas group is trying to get the state to take action against a company that makes the medical devices.
Several months after San Antonio Water System's bold move to secure ownership of its treated sewer water even after it gets released back into a public waterway, state regulators are saying they doubt that's possible.
Houston teens press police to take action after photos and videos of their alleged rapes appear on social media.
Couple records their birth but not the way they planned!
Operators of a 45-acre San Antonio solar farm have turned to sheep – not lawnmowers – as a low-cost, low-effort way to control overgrown shrubbery that might otherwise impede the company’s technicians.
Immigrant rights groups began a three-day vigil in McAllen on Thursday in support of the thousands of unaccompanied and undocumented Central American children in Texas detention centers.
The debate over the possibility of a link between hydraulic fracturing and earthquakes has been around for years. But researchers from Cornell University and the University of Colorado say a few highly active disposal wells are causing earthquakes in Oklahoma.
Texas-based payday lender ACE Cash Express has agreed to pay $10 million to settle allegations by the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau that it used illegal tactics to push borrowers into a cycle of debt.
In a speech in downtown Austin on Thursday, President Obama largely avoided discussion of the ongoing immigration troubles in Texas, and instead talked about economic progress made under his watch. Then, he skipped the line for lunch at Franklin Barbecue before heading back to Washington.
President Obama’s visit to Texas became fodder in the governor’s race Thursday, with Democrat Wendy Davis suggesting he should visit the U.S-Mexico border in person and Republican Greg Abbott challenging him to adopt the “Texas model” in Washington.
Humanitarian relief efforts in McAllen will cost local governments more than $1.1 million by the end of the year, officials said on Thursday. Law enforcement officials also praised the state security surge that began last month.
Police say Texas man tied up family before fatally shooting two adults and four children and severely wounding another.
Gunman kills two adults and four children, then surrenders after standoff with police.
The city of Littlefield reached out to the U.S. Customs office offering to house illegal immigrants in the Bill Clayton Detention Center.
The city of Houston hopes to increase recycling rates by letting residents toss everything into the same bin and sorting it out later. Critics argue that similar approaches have failed.
The city of Wichita Falls has announced that the reuse project water is now a part of the city's drinking water.
Jodey Arrington has formally announced his candidacy in the Special Election to replace State Senator Robert Duncan (R--Lubbock).
University of Texas System Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa issued a statement on Wednesday announcing that UT-Austin President Bill Powers will resign effective June 2, 2015. Last week, Cigarroa had asked Powers to resign or face firing at Thursday's board of regents meeting.
League City votes to ban housing of undocumented immigrant children.
Houston officials tour school eyed as possible shelter site; neighbors worry about impact on area.
A 93-year-old woman is not letting age or being legally blind stop her bowling for her team.
Nearly four years after BP awarded Gov. Rick Perry's office $5 million for recovery projects in the wake of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, most of the money remains unspent. Now, the company is asking Texas for its money back.
More than 20 years after the Texas Legislature passed a law establishing a 24-hour work safety hotline, real people are answering the telephone calls around the clock.
CerRx, Inc. has announced that it has been awarded a grant of $1.1M to support cancer research.
UT System Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa on Monday attributed his recent request that UT-Austin President Bill Powers resign or be fired to "a breakdown of communication, collegiality, trust and a willingness to work together."
UPDATED: A woman who sued a border-area hospital and agents with U.S. Customs and Border Protection after being subjected to what she argued was an unwarranted body cavity search for drugs has settled part of the lawsuit for $1.1 million.
2-year-old found locked in car outside of El Paso, Texas Home.
UPDATED: The chairs of a House committee have reminded University of Texas System leaders that they were instructed not to oust UT-Austin President Bill Powers while lawmakers investigate one of the system's regents.
University of Texas System Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa will confer with the system's board of regents on Thursday about how to handle University of Texas at Austin President Bill Powers' refusal to resign this year.
The former Burleson district attorney who sent Anthony Graves to death row in 1994 will now face a formal hearing on allegations prosecutorial misconduct by the State Bar of Texas.
Thousands of undocumented immigrants, mostly children, have been streaming across the US Mexico border in recent months.
Dow Chemical's struggles to secure enough water supplies for its growing operations in Texas have sparked concerns about whether the state's diminishing natural resources can accommodate its exploding population and economy. Critics, including Dow, say Texas is falling behind in planning properly for its water future.
The experts say the state has plenty of tax revenue coming in, thanks to a thriving economy. Even so, lawmakers are asking state agencies to propose budget cuts before next year's legislative session.
Texas' historic shale drilling boom continues to boost the state's economy, but analysts say increased production is providing only modest relief to drivers at the pump.
In Texas and across the country, the birth rate among teenagers has declined significantly. But Texas has not fared as well as other states. The Lone Star State has the nation's fifth-highest birth rate among teenagers.
According to Texas A&M Forest Service Prevention Specialist Jan Amen, 90 percent of wildfires are started by humans, so it is imperative to be mindful of the risk of starting a fire - even with recent rainfall.