Federal officials called the state's health agency this week to say that Texas' reluctance to expand Medicaid — a key tenet of President Obama's signature health law — will play into whether his administration extends a waiver that helps the state's hospitals cover uninsured patients.
Three years after a police officer shot and killed their 5-year-old border collie, Mark and Cindy Boling watched Friday as the Texas House voted for a police canine training program they have been calling for since the day the dog died.
A former employee at Big Spring Correctional Center admitted smuggling contraband into the facility for an inmate.
Richard Duane Bulson, 36, was arrested Wednesday evening for arson related to the March 24 fire at Texas Land and Cattle, 7202 Indiana Avenue.
The following items are compiled from recent Texas Parks and Wildlife Department law enforcement reports.
Texans grew accustomed to the swagger and bombast of Rick Perry, a governor who didn’t shy from confrontation with the Legislature and upended the notion that his office was inherently weak. Newly elected Gov. Greg Abbott, ever cautious and lawyerly, is cutting a different path.
After a bit of a Democratic gamesmanship shot down a major gun debate before it started, a measure that would allow gun owners with a concealed handgun license to carry their weapons openly in public is back on the House schedule Friday.
State lawmakers are poised to crank up the volume on this message to city halls: We set the rules for drilling in Texas.
Voting against legislation isn't the only way to kill it. Some of the most powerful tools available to Texas legislators are found in the dry pages of their parliamentary rulebooks.
Three years ago, a company called Geo Care Inc. gave HHSC chief Kyle Janek a blueprint for privatizing state hospitals. The only contract awarded — privatizing Terrell State Hospital — ended up going to that same company.
Legislation that would relocate the state’s anti-corruption unit was temporarily derailed in the House on Thursday because of a missing element in the legislation.
Texas A&M System Chancellor John Sharp has asked all vice presidents at the system's flagship College Station campus to submit letters of resignation prior to the arrival of the school's new president.
A week after dozens of Purple Heart medals were awarded to victims of the 2009 Fort Hood shooting, the Army announced Thursday that those victims will also receive all possible benefits that come along with the medals.
Border patrol seizes a trailer containing spools with more than 600 bundles of marijuana Tuesday.
Fired for not being pretty enough? That's what one Midland woman says happened to her.
Mywaterpledge.com ranked Odessa as number seven in water conservation.
A Wichita Falls man is behind bars after police say he attacked his wife with a knife and hit his baby in the face with a bottle.
The four-part contest is made up of a math test, general knowledge test, plant and seed identification, and lab practical.
Midnight marked the deadline for Texas' members of Congress to file their campaign fundraising reports with the Federal Election Commission. Here's a look at what they're raising — and spending.
Looking to clear the Texas Department of Public Safety's name, the agency’s top official is asking the head of the state's anti-corruption unit to renew a halted investigation into $20 million no-bid border security contracts.
Proposed ethics reform legislation underwent a significant overhaul Thursday in a Senate committee. Gone is the plan to take state pensions from lawbreaking lawmakers. Also out: a proposal to stop legislators from cashing in on a piece of the public debt business.
Two Fort Worth, Texas police officers saved a family and dog from a burning home and it's all caught on camera.
Hoping to increase the number of adoptions, the Humane Society of Utah has come up with a unique way to show its dogs. Instead of the traditional and basic picture of dogs, the agency is showcasing its animals in some creative poses.
Police say a Texas man shot and killed his son after a fight with his wife, then fled with his mistress.
A North Texas woman is stirring up nationwide controversy after saying she wouldn't support any woman running for president.
A woman is outraged when a restaurant won't wait on her because she has a service dog.
Two months after a Brownsville-based federal judge halted President Obama's immigration program, attorneys for Texas will try to convince a three-judge panel at the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans to keep it on hold.
The Texas Senate wants to limit growth in the state budget — by adding a fifth spending limit to state law.
In early campaign fundraising, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz is adding some deep-pocketed Texas donors to the loyal base of small givers backing his presidential bid.c
If a public school isn't getting the job done, parents would have greater power to demand changes under legislation passed by the Texas Senate on Wednesday.
School officials say the cost of providing free tuition for veterans and their dependents is growing at an unsustainable pace. Lawmakers in the House are considering tweaks to the law.
The Texas Senate on Wednesday tentatively approved a measure to partially consolidate the state’s massive health and human services system.
Gov. Greg Abbott refused to pick sides Tuesday in a growing squabble over how best to cut state taxes, and moved away from an earlier promise to “insist” that Texas lawmakers cut property taxes before the session ends on June 1.
Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) investigators are searching for a fugitive registered sex offender who escaped from a Fort Worth halfway house shortly after 5 a.m. Wednesday morning.
Representative Randy Neugebauer introducing a bill to to prohibit the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) from creating its own definitions of political activity.
The wind industry is picking up in the United States, and Texas is leading the way during the boom.
A proposal to ban the trade of shark fins in Texas sailed through the Texas House on Wednesday, but it faces choppier waters ahead: the Texas Senate, where similar legislation foundered in 2013.
Two bills aimed at disclosure of lobbyist wining and dining are on the verge of being snuffed out in a Senate committee, according to the sponsor of the measures. That's despite Greg Abbott’s vow to “dedicate this session to ethics reform."
Tuesday, A Grand Jury indicted a Lubbock Couple for child endangerment. Reports say their toddler was brought to the Emergency Room after drinking a juice cup with traces of methamphetamine.
Local cotton growers hope to profit from the recent rain storms this season, as they prepare to plant their cotton seeds next month.
A Texas mom delivers the only set of female quintuplets born in U.S.
TSA agents fired for conspiracy to fondle passengers at Denver International Airport.
A plan to overhaul the state’s public education funding system from a top House lawmaker received largely favorable reviews from school districts during a marathon legislative hearing that ended late Tuesday night.
The University of Texas at Austin filed for five trademarks related to the hiring of basketball coach Shaka Smart this month. But an alumnus, his neighbor and a Louisiana company beat it to the punch on three others. An arduous legal process now may be looming.
Ahead of a trip to Texas to advocate for an end to mass incarceration, the Grammy and Academy Award-winning singer talked with the Tribune about why the state is so crucial to the criminal justice reform movement.
One hundred and fifty years after the end of the Civil War, a 13-year-old boy caused an uproar at the Texas Capitol on Tuesday as lawmakers considered his proposal to modify a state holiday honoring Confederate heroes.
The Senate on Tuesday approved legislation that would close the book on two programs that helped fuel the state’s years-long surge in wind energy production.
Senators on Tuesday voted 30-1 to approve the state's two-year budget plan. Now, attention will turn to reconciling differences with the House on budget issues involving taxes, border security and the Texas Racing Commission.
Another round of sparring between Texas cities and car service companies Lyft and Uber played out on Tuesday, when a panel of Texas lawmakers considered letting cities regulate Lyft and Uber the same way they regulate cab companies.
U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, who announced Monday he is running for president, is heading to Texas to raise money.