New state-of-the-art wheelchair allows young Texas athlete to compete on the basketball court.
New Texas facility helps senior citizens maintain strength and balance.
The Railroad Commission's new chairman on the agency's dual role as an industry watchdog and champion, the push to ban fracking in Denton and the commission’s efforts on earthquakes and disposal wells.
Mom doesn't let labor pains stop her from taking son to Pre-K registration, where she delivers with the help of teachers and staff.
University of Texas System Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa, in his final months on the job, is taking on critics, including the head of the Association of American Universities, in an effort, he said, to correct the record.
Texas mom creates app to stop her kids from ignoring her calls and texts.
14-year-old boy caught living in a Walmart in Texas for several days.
Lubbock County Sheriff's deputies have located and arrested the jail inmate who escaped late Wednesday night.
While recommendation letters sent directly by lawmakers to UT-Austin's president have been a source of controversy there, similar letters sent to Texas A&M's leaders are not raising the same type of alarm.
Drones have earned international notoriety for their ability to kill and destroy. But two University of North Texas professors have developed one with a much different goal in mind: saving lives, especially those of victims of disasters and emergencies.
Rio Grande City Mayor Ruben Villarreal is among the few public officials on the border welcoming the presence of National Guard troops to deal with the surge of illegal immigration. The small town's leader says the extra manpower will allow police to focus on local problems.
A tiny, blind spider that lives in an Austin-area cave called Pickle Pit just got some bad news. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced that the Warton's cave mewshweaver is not eligible for endangered species protection.
Police capture alligator outside of Texas school.
U.S. Border Patrol adds fifth "aerostat" surveillance system near Roma, Texas.
Gov. Rick Perry on Wednesday portrayed the deployment of the Texas National Guard to the U.S.-Mexico border as a critical national security measure, telling troops in training at Camp Swift in Bastrop that they “now are the tip of the spear protecting Americans from these cartels and gangs.”
A pet named Precious, shot and killed near Mineral Wells. She was the last member in a herd of plains buffalo
Gun rights walk in black neighborhood stirs resentment among community members.
Texas team embraces teens, awards them jerseys.
At a state Senate Finance Committee hearing Tuesday, senators debated the merits and tactical strategies of Gov. Rick Perry’s decision to send Texas National Guard troops to the U.S.-Mexico border.
San Antonio's water utility is negotiating to eventually pipe in 16 billion gallons of water a year from Burleson County. Officials say the plan is key to securing future water needs, but others still have several questions about the project.
A few years ago, lawmakers passed a bill designed to shed light on taxpayers' expenditures on security for the governor, who was gearing up to run for president at the time. But thanks to a new ruling from the office of Attorney General Greg Abbott, the itemized records won't be provided after all.
The reactivation of a stretch of the 66-year-old Pegasus pipeline has stirred concerns among some Texans who live along its path. Some in communities along the pipeline's path worry that an accident like the 2013 Mayflower rupture could happen in their backyards. They hope the latest step doesn't lead to reopening the entire pipeline.
The Baylor College of Medicine in Houston is considering a reverse quarantine that would keep health staffers from patients for 21 days after they have traveled to countries affected by the Ebola outbreak.
Texas is “ultimately responsible” for millions of misspent Medicaid dollars, according to a new federal audit, because a state agency failed to properly oversee the contractor.
A glass of milk is a great way to start the day and a family farm in Abernathy is providing West Texans with raw milk.
Private medical providers in the Valley welcome additional resources to address the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs' massive backlog, but they say the voucher program must be improved to maximize its effectiveness.
A House committee will weigh multiple options on Monday when it meets to seek some closure to an investigation of University of Texas System Regent Wallace Hall that has lasted more than a year.
As cities across Texas continue to spread out, water suppliers and local governments are faced with the question of who should pay for building the infrastructure needed to handle the growth.
A convoy of anti-illegal immigration activists made it to McAllen on Friday for a rally at the city’s municipal bus station.
Number of puss caterpillars, which are venomous, has spiked in central Texas lately.
A Texas teen is facing felony drug charges that could send him to prison for life.
Promising to secure the border and take the Texas approach to government national, Gov. Rick Perry delivered an impassioned speech Friday morning in which he called for conservatives to wage a “war” on “the battlefield of ideas.”
Congressman Mac Thornberry toured the Wichita Falls VA Clinic Thursday morning and toured the Rio Grande Valley earlier this week.
Texas’ top environmental regulator suggested Thursday that the state may ignore a proposed directive from the Obama administration to reduce carbon emissions from power plants.
In an unexpected move, the Texas Water Development Board on Thursday punted a final decision on the controversial Marvin Nichols Reservoir a few months down the road.
The Tulia Volunteer Fire Department (TVFD) has recently received a grant of $15,000 from Texas A&M Forest Service to go toward the purchase of rescue equipment for the department.
Gov. Rick Perry and U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, two potential 2016 presidential candidates, are among the Texas Republicans scheduled to speak at RedState's national conference Friday and Saturday in Fort Worth.
With the help of his Bop Bop, Britton was able to double his cotton acres this year. But with that, he also doubled his work load, expenses and water requirements.
This week marks the 15th Annual National Farmers Market Week, where we celebrate the abundance of summer and the farmers and ranchers who make it possible.
Galveston is still recovering from Hurricane Ike in 2008. Dilapidated homes and empty lots dot the streets. Nearly six years after the storm, though, lawmakers continue to grapple with preparation for the next big one.
The newest detention center in Texas for migrant children started operating last week. But it's already drawing disapproval from immigration attorneys, including the team that helped shut down a troubled detention center near Austin in 2009.
It's almost time to send children back to school, but before you do, local law enforcement says it's not a bad idea to see if there are any sex offenders along their routes to school.
Lidia Gomez-Yucute, 47, of Guatemala pleaded guilty Monday in Lubbock for her part of a human smuggling conspiracy.
A man was arrested on Sunday for failure to vaccinate his pet for rabies. He was released Tuesday morning on a bond of $441.
More than a decade ago, Andrea Yates drowned her five children. The publicity around Yates’ case brought national attention to the mental struggles of some mothers. Now, advocates are hoping lawmakers will approve mandatory screening.
A proposal by the federal government would place stricter limits on emissions from petrochemical and other industrial plants. An EPA hearing this week in the Houston area reflected the heated debate over balancing economic growth with air quality concerns.
Gov. Rick Perry’s office pushed back Tuesday against criticism that he overreached in funding the deployment of Texas National Guard troops to the border.
Opponents of Houston's equal rights ordinance plan to take the city to court over rejected petitions.
Texas 12-year-old arms her self with a knife and takes refuge in bathroom when burglar enters her home.
The Federal Railroad Administration is seeking public comment on a request by Union Pacific to transfer some train safety inspections away from a rail yard in El Paso due to border violence.