Gov. Rick Perry has proposed addressing a joint session of the Legislature one more time before he leaves office, a spokesman for the governor's office confirmed Sunday.
Fort Worth businessman Ardon Moore will chair the committee running inauguration festivities for Gov.-elect Greg Abbott and Lt. Gov.-elect Dan Patrick in January.
Jack Stick, the top lawyer for the Texas Health and Human Services Commission, is resigning his post amid a crumbling state contract with data warehouse 21CT.
Steve Cuellar Zuniga, 48, pleaded guilty in July 2014 to one count of possession with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine.
One of Santa's little helpers is on patrol in Taylor County, Texas.
Texas teen convicted of murdering acquaintance in brutal, ritualistic slaying.
After eight years of growth, change and public corruption scandals, new leaders in Laredo and Webb County are greeting 2015 with a sense of optimism. But they acknowledge that improving the area's reputation will be a challenge.
High-profile public figures exonerated after prosecutions for violations of state ethics and election laws paved the way for public skepticism about those kinds of cases — like one now pending against Gov. Rick Perry.
The name of the compounding pharmacy supplying lethal injection drugs for Texas executions must be released because it is public information, a judge ruled late Thursday.
Lawmakers on Thursday chose $7 billion as an appropriate minimum balance for the Rainy Day Fund in a meeting that took just a few minutes but will have far-reaching consequences.
Rep. Randy Neugebauer (R-TX) released the following statement after being named Vice Chairman of the House Committee on Agriculture for the 114th Congress.
Researchers at Texas A&M use maggots to help find crime scene clues.
The incident took place Wednesday evening in Stafford, near Sugar Land.
Two Wichita Falls women are jailed after police say a teenage girl was put in a bathtub of water and bleach to "get the demon out of her."
A Littlefield Man was arrested and accused of storing stolen cars in June. Last week, the charges against him were dropped and when he went to reclaim seized property he learned that it would cost him $60,000 to get it back.
Lose 100 brains and the whole world seems to freak out. But what of the pediments, bricks, flags, clock faces and who knows what else that have gone missing from the university over the years?
The state's highest criminal court wants tighter judiruled Wednesday that a Houston teen should not have been tried as an adult and spelled out better guidance for courts to consider before transferring youth defendants into the adult court system.
Rep. Randy Neugebauer (R-TX), Chairman of the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Housing and Insurance, released the following statement today after the House reauthorized the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act (TRIA) by adopting the Neugebauer amendment and passing S. 2244
An arrest was made Wednesday in connection with the social media gun threat earlier this week at Frenship High School.
Three Texas breweries filed a lawsuit against the state on Wednesday seeking to to overturn a 2013 law they say violates the Texas Constitution.
With the endorsement Wednesday of the Sunset Advisory Commission, legislators are set to move forward with a consolidation of the state's five health agencies into a single health commission with seven divisions.
United States Postal Service customer is upset after her home surveillance camera captured a postal worker tossing her package onto her porch.
Young Texas girl battling cancer makes a public plea for birthday cards
Alco Stores across West Texas are set to close by the end of January, leaving employees out in the cold.
Midland police say a 19-year-old man is responsible for drug distribution in the community but is now in federal custody.
A Lubbock man recently spent three days in jail, after an identity thief stole his identity, and then committed crimes using his name and information.
A standardized ID would afford the homeless, indigent and disabled access to city services, and help undocumented immigrants prove they qualify for relief from deportation under the president's recently announced executive action, an immigrant rights group says.
The list of who's in and who's out in the Texas Legislature and in the state's congressional delegation is not quite complete, but it's getting there. Here's the current list.
Tuition and fees at the state's public colleges and universities would be capped at their current levels and only be permitted to grow at the rate of inflation under a bill filed Tuesday by state Sen. Charles Schwertner, R-Georgetown.
Lubbock was ranked 15th overall on the livability index and was among nine other Texas cities that made the list.
The state's next long-term higher education plan will direct more attention on the needs of students and less on faculty, Texas Higher Education Commissioner Raymund Paredes said Tuesday.
New released video showing a Texas judge taking a field sobriety test raises questions about why her case was dismissed.
Texas will shut down 14 charter school operators that failed to meet heightened financial and academic performance rules this year, state education officials announced Tuesday.
Houston police search for murder suspect and missing 11-month-old after mother's body was found stuffed in apartment refrigerator.
Texas teens accused of brutally murdering acquaintance in brutal Satanic ritual.
The campus is all clear now and some finals have been rescheduled.
Over 81,000 bulbs, 250 amps of power and 415 extension cords, all completed by October 13th.
An Abilene home invasion results in the loss of over ten years of a woman's life savings.
The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) conducted a traffic stop on US 84 Thursday, yielding over four pounds of high-grade marijuana, seven grams of hash, $2700 cash and a pistol.
Frenship ISD sent out a notification to parents Monday evening by automated phone call saying a threat of gun violence at Frenship High School had been posted to a social media site.
Environmentalists have long argued that the methane that escapes into the atmosphere during the fracking process negates the benefits of the gas. A new study suggests that tighter regulation of drilling wells may help reduce those emissions.
State Rep. Scott Turner, R-Frisco, and conservative radio show host Glenn Beck took turns criticizing House Speaker Joe Straus on Monday in the latest salvo in Turner's bid to unseat Straus.
Dr. Lisa Ramirez, the U.S. Department of Education’s National Director of the Office of Migrant Education, will speak in Plainview and local parents are invited to attend.
During a news conference in which he announced the selection of his senior staff, Gov.-elect Greg Abbott said Monday that he wants to improve the educational foundation that students receive in pre-kindergarten through fourth grade.
A little girl from Lubbock, Arestin Rodriguez, won the Mini Miss America 2014 in the 6 – 11 month category.
Congress has proposed a national standard for sales taxes on the internet, an idea backed by trade groups for so-called brick-and-mortar retailers. But U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, is a loud opponent of the legislation.
After winning 44 percent of the Hispanic vote on Election Day, Gov.-elect Greg Abbott may find himself in turbulent political waters as he attempts to balance the interests of his Republican base and his newfound Hispanic friends.
Texas Attorney General and Gov.-Elect Greg Abbott on Sunday declined to throw his support behind any the Texas Republicans rumored to be considering a run for the White House in 2016.
Lawmakers are asking the federal government for more than half a billion dollars as a reimbursement for securing the border and providing services to undocumented immigrants.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation confirms one of its 10 Most Wanted fugitives in Crimes Against Children, has been captured in Springfield, Missouri.