Texas could add $180 million to its economy if it allowed same-sex couples to get married, according to a new study. But odds are that Texas lawmakers won't repeal the ban on gay marriage anytime soon.
Hey, Texplainer: If high school students take AP U.S. history, does that mean they are studying Common Core? Wouldn't that be illegal in Texas?
Texas Education Commissioner Michael Williams told federal education officials the state would take an additional year to pilot a new teacher evaluation system based in part on student standardized test performance.
Home Depot gives woman who battled burglars a new lawnmower; dentist offers to repair tooth broken in brawl.
Pit bull recovering after being stolen from New Mexico home and tortured with acid.
Brazoria County passes resolution to ban housing immigrant children.
Investigators looking into the cause of a house explosion in Texas.
Gov. Rick Perry said a plan to send National Guard troops to the state's border with Mexico was necessary because the federal government isn't paying enough attention there. The move could also address a political weak spot he discovered in his 2012 presidential run.
Gov. Rick Perry’s office said on Tuesday that because of the surge of illegal immigration on the southern border, a planned binational border governors conference will be scaled back to only a dinner with the elected officials.
Huge explosion rocks Texas neighborhood; three occupants injured.
Investigators believe remains may belong to Oklahoma woman reported missing 18-year ago.
New law severely limits "full contact" practice for middle and high school players.
Tracking of Great White sharks reveals surprising facts.
Father describes his brutal beating of the man he caught molesting his son.
Among large, fast-growing cities, Austin is the only one with a shrinking African-American population, according to a report from the University of Texas at Austin. The report suggests that the city’s history of racial segregation followed by gentrification of Austin’s historically black neighborhoods has contributed to the decline.
When Sam Monroe steps down next month as president of Lamar State College-Port Arthur, a two-year school in Southeast Texas, he will conclude the state’s longest tenure for a president of a higher education institution.
After appointing Sen. Jane Nelson to chair the Senate Finance Committee, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst has picked Sen. Charles Schwertner to replace her as the head of the Senate Health and Human Services Committee.
Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst appointed state Sen. Jane Nelson, R-Flower Mound, to chair the powerful Senate Finance Committee.
Texas sends people who want to make cash payments under the Driver Responsibility Program to ACE Cash Express, which last week agreed to pay $10 million to settle allegations that it harassed borrowers.
After more than 53 years, a Cleveland, Texas man was reunited with his sister thanks to a Facebook connection and a lot of hard work from his wife.
Hundreds of people, mostly strangers, gathered at Forest Oaks Park Wednesday to show their support for the six members of the Stay family shot and killed inside their home last week.
A worker at a Cub Scout Camp in Central Texas has been arrested after a camera was found in a staff shower and some individuals were videotaped.
A bank robbery goes horribly wrong after three gunman take hostages and police on a chase with bullets flying, leaving one hostage and two suspects dead.
A dog who refused to abandon his owner - even in death - now has a new home.
Texas Department of State Health Services has issued a measles health alert after being notified by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment that more than 30 Texas residents may have been exposed to the highly contagious disease at a Wichita, Kansas, softball event during the July 4th weekend.
Woman uses her own set of handcuffs to keep man from stealing her car
Bodies found in vacated funeral home: identities of some of the bodies released, families mourn.
As the recent surge of Central Americans entering the country illegally through Texas’ border with Mexico has drawn national attention, it has also become a major talking point for the 2014 candidates for lieutenant governor.
A week ago, Gov. Perry met with President Obama in Dallas to reinforce his concerns about the southern border.
The state of California has implemented new measures to discourage residents from wasting water in the midst of a serious national drought.
Arrests affidavits for a man charged with robbing at least three convenience stores in five days indicate he had a desperate need for the synthetic marijuana substance K2.
Voters will decide whether Denton will become the state's first city to ban hydraulic fracturing after the city council rejected a proposal to ban the method of oil and gas extraction.
Fort Worth police find eight bodies inside vacant funeral home; investigation underway.
The Dallas-Fort Worth region boasts a growing economy larger than that of many countries — but it also sports some of the worst air quality in the nation. Scientists fear the politics of economic growth is preventing improvements.
High-ranking University of Texas System officials are expected to appear before the House Select Committee on Transparency in State Agency Operations on Wednesday to answer questions about recent developments at UT-Austin.
After the approval of an Arizona-based charter school’s expansion into the Dallas area, the role of the state’s education chief in the charter school application process is under scrutiny.
A coalition of conservative groups set forth a strict proposal for the state’s fiscal future, emphasizing hard spending caps to limit the size of government, with the release Tuesday of a budget report from the Texas Public Policy Foundation.
Jose Antonio Vargas, the country's most high-profile undocumented immigrant, was detained by Border Patrol officials in McAllen on Tuesday. Now all eyes are on the federal government, which must decide whether to begin deportation proceedings or let Vargas stay.
The U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday — for the second time — that the University of Texas at Ausin may use race as an element of its admissions decisions for candidates not admitted via the state's Top Ten Percent Law.
A 5-year-old discharged a firearm he found in the yard, as police officers try to arrest father’s friend.
Boyfriend accused of killing girlfriend in front of her children.
Proposed legislation to address the surge of unaccompanied Central American children crossing into the U.S. is dividing Texas’ border lawmakers.
The two candidates to replace outgoing UT System Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa — Admiral William McRaven and Dallas Fed Chief Richard Fisher — are neither a product of state politics nor of academia.
Shoppers smash window to save 2 kids inside hot car while mother got a haircut.
A federal plan to slash emissions from coal-fired power plants remains a source of deep division. But a number of utilities say their investments in natural gas and renewable energy sources have left them well-positioned to meet their potential carbon targets.
An investigation of admissions practices at the University of Texas at Austin will begin no earlier than Thursday, according to a letter sent to the Legislative Budget Board.
The largest registered a magnitude of 4.3 near Langston.
While thousands of women across the country are engaged in lawsuits against manufacturers of pelvic mesh implants, a Texas group is trying to get the state to take action against a company that makes the medical devices.
Several months after San Antonio Water System's bold move to secure ownership of its treated sewer water even after it gets released back into a public waterway, state regulators are saying they doubt that's possible.
Houston teens press police to take action after photos and videos of their alleged rapes appear on social media.