Jerry Patterson and Todd Staples offered differing takes on Tuesday on how the May runoff between their former lieutenant governor primary opponents — Dan Patrick and incumbent David Dewhurst — might turn out.
With the Texas governor's race in full general election mode, Democratic state Sen. Wendy Davis and her Republican opponent, Attorney General Greg Abbott, sparred on Tuesday over fair pay for women and ethics.
Clovis criminal trial attorney Jennifer Burrill recently announced her candidacy for the Ninth Judicial District Attorney for Curry and Roosevelt Counties.
Houston's Lakewood church, home of celebrity pastor Joel Osteen, robbed of $600,000 in donations.
Man sets himself on fire while attempting to destroy car.
Colorado reports $2-million in tax revenue during its first month of legal marijuana sales.
A letter from a state lawmaker asks the attorney general's office to give an opinion on whether Texas cities' bans on plastic bags are in compliance with the state’s health and safety laws. At least nine cities, including Austin, have enacted such bans.
The number of early college high schools, which allow students to get a head start on college credits without paying tuition, has surged in Texas.
Opponents of Florida's "Stand Your Ground" law rally as lawmakers consider changes.
DPS pulled over a vehicle on US 84, yielding illegal drugs valued over $54,000, and a pistol.
The other states outranking Texas are Florida, New York, and California, of which New York and California have state marketplace exchanges setup in addition to the federal marketplace exchange.
The former TWIA chief said in a deposition that two top Republican lawmakers tried to pressure him into fighting more cases in court and complained that fees paid to lawyers in settlements were ending up in the coffers of Democrats. The Republicans said their actions were appropriate and had nothing to do with political donations.
The ongoing drought in Central Texas is claiming an innocent bystander: hydroelectricity. As the Lower Colorado River Authority limits water releases downstream, hydroelectricity — a power source that spurred the LCRA's creation almost 80 years ago — has faded further into obscurity.
Democrat Wendy Davis said last summer that she would quit doing private legal work for her public sector clients if she ran for governor. But months after she kicked off her campaign, the Fort Worth senator continues to represent them.
Ancient and unique fish is being reintroduced to Texas' Big Cypress Bayou.
As Texas Central Railway works to develop a high-speed rail line between Dallas and Houston, its leaders say they expect to avoid the pitfalls that killed a similar project more than 20 years ago.
Despite the capital’s buttoned-up atmosphere, many Texans have flocked here for government posts and lobbying jobs. They are always eager to meet fellow Texans, grab some barbecue and talk about life back home.
When voters approved spending $2 billion in state money on water financing last November, they also agreed to reserve 20 percent of funding for "water conservation and reuse." Now, planners are debating exactly what that means.
Just two months into Colorado's legalization of recreational marijuana, the state is already learning lessons and feeling the effects.
During a TribLive interview, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis said she’s not concerned by primary losses in several border counties, and that she was a better option for South Texas voters than Greg Abbott.
Texas college hands out coasters that test whether your drink has been drugged.
For the second time in two years, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst is in a primary runoff. And the odds are heavily against him. He'll face state Sen. Dan Patrick, R-Houston, who finished first in Round 1 of a race that Dewhurst hopes will win him another term.
Whole Woman's Health announced late Wednesday that it is closing two abortion clinics — one in the Rio Grande Valley and another in Beaumont — as a result of strict abortion regulations passed by the Legislature last year.
Many poor seniors in Hidalgo County lack access to basic necessities like food and health care. A Texas A&M University professor and his team of "promotoras" are trying to find ways to help improve conditions for those seniors.
Among the changes to the SAT being announced by The College Board in Austin on Wednesday: The test will revert to a 1600-point scale, and the essay portion will be optional and scored separately.
In an election year in which Hispanic voters are crucial to Democratic success, the first feud of the now-official general election gubernatorial match-up is being fueled by state Sen. Wendy Davis' primary performance on the border.
California's drought could cause major problems for North America's second largest sake producer.
Kansas schools hold state-wide tornado drills.
Crews move in to New Orleans' French Quarter to clean up after Mardi Gras Festival.
The list of Tuesday's losers — a feature of every election — includes an unusual number of well-established officeholders, particularly in top state races.
The down-ballot statewide races on both the Republican and Democratic sides yielded a number of runoffs and some surprises on Tuesday night.
Though a new law removes algebra II as a core requirement for a high school diploma, many Texas universities say they have no plans to change their admissions standards to drop the advanced math course.
Texas' drought has sparked discussions on the need to build desalination plants and new reservoirs, but some scientists and water planners want to add "weather modification" to that list. This story was produced in partnership with KUT News.
Anyone who has not enrolled by March 31, 2014 will have to wait until the next open enrollment period at the end of the year.
With an unusually large number of statewide primary candidates running for an unusually large number of open seats, many races are expected to head into a runoff after Tuesday's election. For some campaigns, that likelihood has meant considering how their actions may impact a second round.
Dawn Nettles' passion for the Texas Lottery started as a report on lottery results and related articles, and over the last 20 years it has evolved into a full-time job.
The East Texas town of Jasper has reached an $831,000 settlement in the federal discrimination lawsuit brought by its first black police chief after his 2012 firing.
The Electric Reliability Council of Texas said the state’s peak power demand is growing more slowly than previously though, buying time for regulators hoping to bolster reliability on the electric grid.
Luling, a tapped-out oil town once known as Texas' "toughest," has found a unique way to celebrate its heritage: decorating its aging pump jacks with a full cast of characters.
After less than two years leading the Texas Juvenile Justice Department, Executive Director Mike Griffiths announced Thursday that he is resigning.
The University of Texas System has been conducting an inquiry into whether lawmakers have undue influence in admissions decisions at the University of Texas at Austin. An email obtained by the Tribune could shed light on the deliberations.
The University of Texas System has been conducting an inquiry into whether lawmakers have undue influence in admissions decisions at the University of Texas at Austin. An e-mail obtained by The Texas Tribune could shed light on the deliberations.
Iowa teen gets special wish for his 18th birthday, a flight on his dad's Army helicopter.
Egyptian writings, some thousands of years old are discovered at Iowa college.
Woman told she'd be paralyzed for life makes miraculous recovery.
As Republican lawmakers seek to rein in the president's executive authority, proponents of immigration reform are urging the president to keep using it to push through immigration changes.
With five Republicans fighting for the open state Senate seat vacated by Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis, one thing is almost certain: a May runoff.
All of the major Republican candidates for Texas agriculture commissioner strongly oppose any pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants — a position that the agricultural lobby says would cripple the industry in Texas.
A slight majority of Texas registered voters would support an overhaul of federal immigration law that includes a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants in the U.S., according to the University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll.
Low voter turnout among Hispanics in Texas plays a key role in preventing the Republican-dominated state from being politically competitive, according to a new report.