Two Roommates bludgeoned to death; third roommate suspected in killings.
In his latest education policy plan, Republican gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott proposes giving school districts and parents more control of students' education by tossing out state mandates and regulations.
Teacher reportedly took students bible during private reading time.
Rick Perry challenges Andrew Cuomo to debate on economic policies
Sources say that after Gov. Rick Perry vetoed funding for the agency that prosecutes public corruption cases, his emissaries worked to swap Travis County DA Rosemary Lehmberg's resignation for restoration of the money.
The Lower Colorado River Authority is proposing significant rate increases for Central Texas cities and Gulf Coast-area rice farmers, saying its operating costs aren't being covered. But critics say the agency should focus more on cutting costs.
Republicans Mike Schofield and Ann Hodge are speeding toward a May 27 runoff for House District 132, the Houston-area seat that state Rep. Bill Callegari is vacating after serving seven terms in the lower chamber.
Facing the third straight year of cutoffs for irrigation water from the Lower Colorado River Authority, some Gulf Coast-area rice farmers are spending millions of dollars drilling wells to pump groundwater instead.
Texas officials are seeking more information on the federal government's plans to potentially take control of 90,000 acres of land long managed by North Texans.
A TX woman is the victim of a bizarre accident at Six Flags over Texas.
Mom recalls fighting back in dog attack on two-year-old daughter.
Boy who saved money for a PS4 buys smoke detectors for neighbors instead.
State Rep. Stefani Carter might have had an easy time seeking re-election to her seat in House District 102. But after she reversed a decision to run a statewide campaign for railroad commissioner, she re-entered what had become a crowded contest for her House seat. Now she's in a tight spot heading into her May runoff with Linda Koop.
Behind bars, art can be an important form of expression for women who have suffered from trauma, drug addiction or mental illness. Advocates plan to ask lawmakers for more money to provide inmates with art supplies and art therapy.
Woman struck and killed while helping friend search roadside for lost keys.
A man accused of lurking over a child's crib after breaking into a family's home has been charged.
For decades, water wars have been rare in East Texas, where annual rainfall can be twice that of West Texas. But as drought keeps its grip on the entire state, the Brazos River is bucking that trend, forcing regulators to scrutinize its users in ways that could have implications for many in-demand Texas waterways.
Lawmakers have a hard job when money is tight and they're writing state budgets. It's even harder when they have all the money they need.
Before the end of the school year, nearly 400,000 eighth-graders will have chosen a career track as part of Texas' new high school graduation requirements. The changes already have some students — and their counselors — on edge.
In a letter on Thursday, University of North Texas System Chancellor Lee Jackson suggested that multiple issues with the system's financial accounting are not "long-lasting or permanently damaging."
Some new numbers released today from a new Texas Tech survey showing some very interesting findings about where Texans stand politically on issues like gay marriage, immigration and who will be the next Governor of Texas.
A year ago this week a massive blast at a TX plant killed 15 and injured dozens.
Polygamist sect members remove belongings and leaving Warren Jeffs ranch as state takes possession of property.
Man steals car with family's 3 kids inside; kids reunited with parents.
Politics is full of turnarounds, double-crosses and strategic misunderstandings. But a big business group's decision to switch sides in the race for lieutenant governor was a rare exhibition of political hardball.
Former state Rep. Mark Shelton and Tea Party favorite Konni Burton are vying in a Republican runoff election for the state Senate seat left open by Wendy Davis. It's a swing district that both political parties are paying close attention to.
In Garland, north of Dallas, two dozen teachers are on the verge of losing their jobs after the school district's foreign teacher recruitment practices drew federal scrutiny. Garland, however, isn't the only district in the state facing teacher visa problems.
In keeping with a recent and often controversial trend of public universities seeking savings by consolidating services, the Texas A&M University System announced a plan overhaul its IT infrastructure.
Democrats are playing defense after a former border sheriff pleaded guilty to federal charges. The news comes after a firestorm over comments Greg Abbott made likening corruption near the Rio Grande to “third-world” conditions.
U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) issued a following statement on the one year anniversary of the explosion in West, TX.
Longtime tourism industry professional Jerry Holt of Traders Village was named the 2014 recipient of the Gene Phillips Hospitality Award from the Texas Department of Transportation.
The same voters who responded well to George W. Bush's education policies oppose one of its main components: the standardized tests introduced to make schools more accountable.
Orange County, TX names April "Confederate History and Heritage Month".
During a debate on immigration this week, Republican lieutenant governor candidate Dan Patrick appeared to move away from divisive immigration rhetoric that has drawn fire in the past.
Following the release of a special counsel's report laying out possible grounds for University of Texas System Regent Wallace Hall's impeachment, a legislative committee is proceeding cautiously as it determines its next steps. Emotions on both sides of the debate are high.
A federal judge has denied an El Paso abortion clinic temporary relief from a new state requirement that physicians who provide abortions obtain hospital admitting privileges.
Houston consultant Allen Blakemore on Wednesday evening confirmed that his firm’s bookkeeper created a political committee called Boats 'N Hoes PAC. Blakemore said the committee will be immediately dissolved.
A man is choked and eventually dies due to a road rage incident in Houston, Texas.
As a major crude oil bottleneck moves from Oklahoma to the Texas gulf coast, many domestic drillers are ramping up their calls for the repeal of U.S. laws banning most overseas crude exports.
More than $1.6 million from recovery funds now approved for West, TX families.
A state appeals court has thwarted a challenge to a low-level radioactive waste disposal site in West Texas in a ruling that signals growing difficulties for those trying to scrutinize the decisions of Texas' environmental regulators.
Two separate rampage shootings within five years at Killeen’s Fort Hood Army base have sparked renewed discussion over whether those on military bases in Texas should be able to carry concealed handguns. And now, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, is seeking a congressional hearing on the matter.
Texas lawmakers working to prevent another deadly explosion.
Officer uses stun gun on student to break up fight.
Late freeze has farmers racing to protect their crops.
Not all political candidates are chosen in primary elections. Some get on the November ballot with the votes of fewer people than you might see at a local Tea Party rally.
Supporters of a foster care redesign are hopeful that the program will improve the quality of care for children. But some advocates are raising questions about the program's oversight.
Starting in the 2014-15 school year, eighth-graders in Texas public schools will be required to have graphing calculators or tablets for STAAR assessments. Some poorer school districts are concerned that the mandate ignores fiscal challenges they're already facing.
Gift will establish center to support student recruitment, retention and diversity in Whitacre College of Engineering.
A possible tornado touches down in Lovelady, Texas.
While efforts to move crude oil to Texas via the controversial Keystone pipeline have drawn the most attention, rail companies are seeing a surge in business transporting large amounts of crude oil by train. In Texas, new infrastructure projects are facilitating the delivery of crude by rail to Gulf Coast refineries.
Not everybody who is upset with property taxes wants them abolished. A new group that started in Houston wants to increase appraised values on commercial property.
At the Texas State Teachers Association’s convention in San Marcos on Saturday, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis accused her Republican opponent, Greg Abbott, of retreating from his early education policy proposal.
San Antonio ranks sixth among U.S. cities in installed solar power capacity, and Austin ranks 16th, according to a new report.
Railroad Commissioner Barry Smitherman lost his bid for attorney general, but he remains an oil and gas regulator and has sought industry help retiring campaign debts and perhaps landing a job.
What the members of the legislative committee investigating a University of Texas System regent do with a report laying out four potential bases for his impeachment is "entirely up to them," the committee's special counsel said Thursday.
Thanks to a new prosthetic hand a young boy in Texas will get a chance to do things just like other children his age.
Abortion providers filed a petition on Thursday asking the full 5th Circuit Court of Appeals to reconsider the constitutionality of new abortion regulations passed by the Republican-led Texas Legislature in July.
“These individuals’ actions epitomize courage and devotion, and I am honored to recognize their selfless dedication. This is a proud moment for these recipients, their families and DPS,” said Director McCraw.
Education policy is usually a winner for Democratic candidates, but in Texas, things are more nuanced, especially when it comes to education spending. This year's race for governor race is a great example.
U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) issued a statement honoring the fiftieth anniversary of the Civil Rights Act, which is being celebrated at this week’s Civil Rights Summit at the LBJ Presidential Library in Austin, Texas.
Victim's wife confronts teenage driver in Texas courtroom.
A proposal to save money by consolidating administrative services at the University of Texas at Austin has encountered resistance from faculty members, who call it "part of the overly zealous, profit-motivated corporatist mandate."
International negotiations that have lifted a longtime ban on tequila in China will have big implications for Mexico — and are likely to benefit fledgling producers and distributors in Texas, too.
On Wednesday, for the second time in five years, President Obama visited Fort Hood to mourn alongside families of victims who were killed in a shooting on the military base. f
The day before President Obama speaks at the Civil Rights Summit, a group of about 30 protesters took aim at the president’s record on deportations during a demonstration at the University of Texas at Austin.
Texas school district suspends transgender substitute teacher after parent complaints.
Fort Hood prepares for memorial service honoring victims of shooting spree.
Texas woman found guilty of murdering boyfriend using high-heel.
Texas mothers hands baby to strangers before disappearing into the night.
Volunteers complained they were turned away from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill cleanup in 2010. Four years later, after another spill in Galveston Bay last month, volunteers have been helping officials determine where to send cleanup crews.
Ahead of State Board of Education meetings this week, activist groups rallied in support of adding Mexican American Studies as an official Texas high school elective. But at least one board member suggested the likelihood is slim.
A blogger noticed that a page on the Texas Department of Transportation's TxTag site left customers' credit card information exposed. TxDOT says it has no evidence of any security breaches.
Officials with the Texas Municipal League and the Texas Department of Transportation have reached agreement on the broad outlines of a program for cities voluntarily to take over the maintenance of some state highways within their city limits.
Texas ranks highly when it comes to letting taxpayers know how state government spends its money, according to a new report from the U.S. Public Interest Research Group.
A proposal under consideration by the Texas State Board of Education would allow private foundations to pay for elected officials on the 15-member board to visit out-of-state charter schools whose applications they approve.
Four U.S. presidents — Barack Obama, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter — will visit Austin this week for a three-day summit commemorating the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act.
There could be grounds to impeach University of Texas Regent Wallace Hall on at least four different counts, according to a report by the special counsel to the legislative committee that has been investigating him.
Despite national improvement in election performance between 2008 and 2012, Texas ranked among the lowest-performing states, according to new data released Tuesday.
Lawmakers heard arguments for and against allowing Texans to carry handguns openly during a committee hearing on Monday.
NOAA’s drought outlook for April, May and June put West Texas in a category called “continue or worsen.”
Arlington, which had been one of the largest U.S. cities without public transportation, launched its first commuter bus line on a trial basis last year. Supporters are optimistic that the service will prove popular enough to continue beyond 2015.
8-year-old runs in fear as armed robbers storm Texas convenience store.
The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services approved a set of new regulations Friday that are to provide more protection for foster children.
To the extent that Wednesday's Fort Hood shooting prompts a renewed discussion of guns in Texas, discussion will almost certainly be dominated by talk of increasing access to guns, not curtailing it.
Many residents of Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, have reacted with silence to the death of a former mayor, who was allegedly kidnapped. It’s yet another signal that while violence has ebbed in the city, a climate of fear still exists.
New team of search dogs arrive in Oso, Washington to help relieve crews that have been on the scene since the disaster.
In his first run for public office, Malachi Boyuls encountered a big state, a crowded ballot and some difficulty with names — both his own and that of the office he sought.
John Ratcliffe, who is in a Republican primary runoff with U.S. Rep. Ralph Hall, says the incumbent has been in Washington too long. What he's not saying is that Hall, who turns 91 next month, is too old for office.
Wildlife officials have reported hundreds of dead and dying birds covered in oil as cleanup efforts continue in the aftermath of a fuel oil spill late last month in Galveston Bay.
The University of Houston System's plan to convert a teaching center in Sugar Land to a branch campus of its flagship university was welcomed by Sugar Land but prompted bewilderment in Victoria, where leaders are concerned about what the change means for the future of the University of Houston-Victoria.
A special prosecutor, who is investigating whether Gov. Rick Perry abused his authority when he eliminated state funding of the Texas public integrity unit, told the Austin American-Statesman and KVUE that what he’s found so far is “concerning.”
Spring severe weather damages Denton.
The 2013 legislative session was viewed by many observers as a watershed moment for craft brewers in Texas. But at a Thursday hearing, the House Economic Development Committee was encouraged to do more for the industry.
The Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles has voted not to recommend a posthumous full pardon for Cameron Todd Willingham, who was executed a decade ago after being convicted of setting a fire that killed his daughters.
18 candidates were on hand to talk with voters.
Investigators say Army Specialist Ivan Lopez opened fire on fellow soldiers at Fort Hood Wednesday, killing three and wounding several more before taking his own life.
After a five year battle against cancer, a top Texas drag racer is battling to lead the field.
Houston area driver goes around railroad crossing gates and is hit by speeding commuter train.
When we asked Texans whether they considered themselves Texans first and Americans second, most said no. But the grandkids were more likely than their grandparents to say yes.