A father in Austin is accused of abusing his young daughter after she had gone to the bathroom in their living room.
From pipelines to a seawater desalination plant feasibility study, the Texas Water Development Board is poised to approve funding on Thursday for dozens of water supply projects from Marfa to Houston, including a handful to promote conservation.
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Wednesday asked a federal district judge to dismiss a lawsuit that claims a state agency violated the U.S. Constitution by denying birth certificates to U.S.-citizen children of immigrant parents.
Federal workplace regulators have slapped three construction firms with penalties totaling nearly $800,000, saying that the companies “put workers in tremendous danger” in Houston-area accidents.
Texas authorities release second version of Sandra Bland arrest dashcam video, claiming technical "glitches" were to blame for discrepancies spotted following initial release.
In 2014, TxDOT reported nearly one in five crashes involved a distracted driver.
Chief of Police Stan Standridge presented a preliminary plan during a budget hearing on Tuesday morning, but nothing is set in stone.
Volunteer guards stand watch outside military recruitment center.
Dashboard camera show heated traffic stop that lead to arrest of Sandra Bland, later found dead in her jail cell following an alleged suicide.
More than two dozen Texas Starbucks locations have applied for their beer and wine retailers’ license, according to the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission.
The governor and the state's legislative leaders are having what looks like an argument over money, but it's really about who's in charge in state government.
Texas Republicans who grouse that the federal government doesn’t enforce immigration laws might soon have Congress to thank for beefing up enforcement at the state and local levels.
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is heading to the Texas-Mexico border, according to a Border Patrol union official.
The two Texans running for president could not be further apart on how they are responding to the cacophonous candidacy of billionaire businessman Donald Trump.
The Texas Department of Public Safety trooper who arrested Sandra Bland said she became “combative” with him after he pulled her over for an improper lane change, according to the arrest report released Tuesday. Bland, 28, was found hanged to death inside the Waller County jail three days after she was arrested.
This is the first reported case of Hantavirus this year, and while it is rare the virus can be deadly. Two people on the South Plains died from the virus in 2002.
The first major wave of presidential campaign finance disclosures is offering the fullest picture yet of what role Texas is playing in the 2016 money race. And some of the takeaways may surprise you.
Newly filed federal campaign finance reports telegraph which federal House members are worried about re-election, which are eager to ingratiate themselves to colleagues in Washington and who might be in legal trouble.
Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán's brazen escape last week from a maximum-security Mexican prison prompted anger from U.S. officials. Advocates who want to see changes to drug laws argue now is the time to reassess current policies.
Gun rights advocates scored major wins this year in the Texas Legislature, and some aren't stopping there. State Rep. Drew Springer, R-Muenster, wants to allow staff and visitors to bring firearms into hospitals for self-defense.
Almost a month after the U.S. Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton quietly conceded a case against the federal government over medical leave benefits for certain same-sex couples.
U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., is making his first campaign trip to Texas as an official candidate for the White House.
Former Gov. Rick Perry has now spent more than $2 million in state campaign cash fighting the abuse-of-power indictment against him.
Gov. Greg Abbott on Thursday disclosed his campaign's finances, confirming a massive $8.3 million haul over nine days.
Authorities in Austin are investigating a teenager's death after he was possibly bitten by his own pet venomous snake.
You may or may not be surprised to hear which pinata is currently flying off their store shelves.
A Texas firefighter saved the day stopping a would-be gas station robber. The take-down was caught on camera.
Family and friends say they don't believe civil rights activist Sandy Bland committed suicide in a Texas jail cell following a traffic stop arrest.
Nearly $9 million in federal money is headed to seven nonprofit groups in Texas to help prevent teen pregnancies, but continued funding for the programs is in jeopardy.
The predictions included martial law, mass citizen roundups and widespread gun seizures. So what really happened as Jade Helm 15 started Wednesday in Bastrop County was pretty damn boring.
Ted Cruz's presidential campaign spent more than half of what it raised during the second fundraising quarter, according to federal campaign reports released Wednesday.
A rookie Texas Department of Criminal Justice guard was beaten to death Wednesday at a northeast Texas prison as he was escorting an inmate, one with an extensive history of attempted escapes and previous beatings of prison personnel, from a day room to a cell.
Former Gov. Rick Perry is detailing his presidential campaign finances for the first time since entering the 2016 contest.
U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz indicated Wednesday that he was prepared to filibuster one of Congress’ largest pieces of legislation if his colleagues attached a reauthorization for the Export-Import Bank to it.
Texas zoo uses unique frozen treats to help animals keep cool.
Texas woman says rude mechanic altered her vehicle inspection sticker to read "UR GAY".
Video shows Texas police officer's violent confrontation with teen shoplifting suspect.
With gas prices tending to peak during summer and Americans collectively spending about $124 billion in wasted time and fuel due to traffic congestion, WalletHub took an in-depth look at 2015's Best & Worst Cities to Be a Driver.
The public school population in Texas has grown dramatically, and in a way some might find surprising: Most of the growth has come in the numbers of economically disadvantaged students.
After an anti-abortion group on Tuesday released an undercover video of a national executive at Planned Parenthood discussing how to abort a fetus to preserve its organs for medical research, Gov. Greg Abbott announced an investigation into the alleged practice.
For millions of Texans without high school diplomas, the test to earn a high school equivalency certificate has become harder and more expensive, the State Board of Education was told Tuesday.
Super PACs supporting former Gov. Rick Perry are hoping to boost his national profile by airing ads on cable TV. The groups are launching an effort geared toward securing him a spot in the GOP's first presidential debate next month.
Republicans across the board were extremely critical of the nuclear deal with Iran that President Obama announced Tuesday. It was hard to find stronger reactions than those coming from members of Texas' GOP congressional delegation.
Gov. Greg Abbott is in New York touting Texas and looking for jobs to poach. But he won't give details on who's paying for the trip, or similar jaunts planned to Mexico and Cuba later this year.
Texas convenience store clerk shoots and kills two armed robbers; two more remain on the run.
Grammatical errors on monument offends veteran
A little boy survived his own kidnapping after a woman saw his amber alert, and did the right thing.
Kia SUV owner in Houston claims sunroof exploded, damaging his eyesight.
The Texan who is the U.S. House's top Republican on homeland security issued a scathing indictment of Mexican officials on Tuesday for letting Joaquin Guzmán, the world’s most notorious drug lord, tunnel out of a maximum-security prison.
After a Church of Scientology-backed group helped organize a campaign against it, Gov. Greg Abbott vetoed legislation that would have given Texas doctors more power to detain mentally ill and potentially dangerous patients, according to records obtained by the Tribune.