New Attorney General Ken Paxton, who was found in 2014 to have violated the Texas Securities Act, will not be prosecuted by the state's office that investigates public corruption, officials said Thursday.
Juveniles in Texas who break the law are less likely to reoffend if they’re placed in community supervision programs instead of state facilities, according to a report released Thursday by criminal justice researchers.
Officials with the Texas Department of Transportation and Xerox, the company handling the state's tolling operations, said Thursday that fixes to customer service and billing issues were in the works.
Allowing concealed weapons to be carried on college and university campuses would create "less safe" environments, University of Texas System Chancellor William McRaven wrote in a letter to legislative leaders on Thursday.
Lubbock Police arrested Yordis Rodriguez Cachimaille, 41, and Rosa Christina Rax Suc, 23, and charged both of them with assault of a public servant.
The Bill also allows the handguns to be carried onto pre-schools, elementary schools or secondary schools on the college's campus unless the school gives effective notice.
Lawyers in the Midland train tragedy trial presented their opening arguments Wednesday and the jury, a packed courtroom and widows of the veterans killed in the accident listened to the details of what happened on Nov. 15, 2012.
A mother pleads guilty to leaving her child at home alone while she went to a bar.
Whether it be dressing up in crazy costumes, or sitting you down to tell a joke, Dee Kirkpatrick will do whatever it takes to put a smile on your face.
The illegal drugs were allegedly being transported from California to Houston.
As smartphones become more and more of a digital wallet, driver's licenses could be the next thing to go digital.
Updated: A Muslim group at the Capitol on Thursday has asked House Speaker Joe Straus whether state Rep. Molly White violated ethics rules by instructing her staff to ask Muslim visitors to her office to declare their allegiance to the United States.
The session has barely begun, and the prospect of a new law allowing Texans to openly carry handguns first appeared to be inevitable, then dead, then alive again. Oddly, it's the idea's supporters who keep scrambling its political fate.
After saying Tuesday that open carry legislation didn't have the votes to pass the Senate and didn't reach the "level of prioritizing," Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick sent out a press release on Wednesday signaling that he might be reconsidering.
Some of the Legislature's early actions indicate some ambivalence about the agencies and people who enforce state ethics laws.
Back on his home turf, the former governor vowed Wednesday that the criminal charges that haven't been resolved won't deter the presidential campaign that hasn't been announced.
Monopolies are bad for consumers, both sides fighting over whether Tesla Motors should be allowed to sell its cars directly to Texans agreed Wednesday. But monopoly is in the eye of the beholder.
After state Rep. Poncho Nevárez kicked gun advocates out of his Capitol office, he received death threats. On Wednesday, Texas House members wore "I'm Poncho" stickers to show support for Nevárez.
Four years after a legislative effort to keep Planned Parenthood from receiving state dollars for health care for low-income women, the Texas Senate is back at it — this time over funding for breast and cervical cancer screenings.
Officer Jason Self with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice has been released from University Medical Center in Lubbock according to a statement Wednesday from TDCJ.
In the wake of a contracting scandal at Texas' top health agency, Gov. Greg Abbott has sent a letter to the heads of all state agencies outlining reforms to the bidding and procurement processes.
A man claiming to be part of the hacktivist group Anonymous said the city of Longview should expect more cyberattacks if surveillance video of a 17-year-old being shot by police officers in their station lobby isn’t released.
Security camera shows UPS delivery driver toss package, then urinate on side of house.
Oklahoma lawmaker defends bills aimed at gay community despite widespread criticism.
A sophisticated bank robbery ring is busted. Now more than a dozen people face charges in a crime spree that stretched across east Texas. Many are behind bars but a few remain on the loose.
Truck driver gets pinned inside vehicle after car crash.
A 19-year-old transplant recipient celebrates Dad and the medical staff who performed her surgery by bringing lunch to to the Methodist Specialty and Transplant Outreach Clinic In Lubbock.
While a judge Tuesday refused to throw out the indictments against former Gov. Rick Perry, his ruling pointed out some significant problems with the legal underpinnings of the case. Prosecutors are being given a chance to shore up their arguments.
While it's still to be seen how Gov. Greg Abbott will move forward with the state's economic development tools, a team made up of a coalition of municipal economic development organizations is announcing a new effort to recruit businesses to Texas.
Border Patrol agents have seized more than $4.3 million dollars worth of cocaine. On Tuesday, January 27th a Border Patrol unit pulled over a vehicle traveling West of Jackson Road on Military Highway.
Jury selection begins for the trial involving families of victims from the 2012 train tragedy in Midland.
Nanny terrified to learn someone has hacked into baby monitor camera and is watching her every move.
A judge on Tuesday rejected former Gov. Rick Perry’s attempt to throw out a two-count indictment against him, saying it's too early in the case to challenge the constitutionality of the charges.
The Texas Railroad Commission is overhauling its media policy, striking language that mentions punishment for agency employees who relay incorrect information to news outlets.
So far in 2015, DPS and other agencies have arrested five Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitives and Sex Offenders, and $10,500 in rewards has been paid for tips that resulted in arrests.
Officials took Kelley Modisette, 45, into custody for manufacture delivery of a controlled substance. She was booked into the Angelina County Jail on $5,000 bond.
Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick cast doubt Tuesday on the possibility that a bill legalizing the open carry of handguns could pass during the current legislative session.
When it comes to contracting, state agencies struggle with shopping for a vendor and monitoring that vendor's performance, the Texas State Auditor's office says in a new report.
On Tuesday the father of missing Texas Tech student said his son had been located and recovered safely.
A teenager who was shot in the lobby of the Longview Police Department reportedly suffered from mental illnesses.
Nearly two weeks after the House's base budget was released, Senate Finance Chairwoman Jane Nelson presented the Senate's plan, which she said sets aside $3 billion for "meaningful" property tax relief for Texas homeowners.
Attorney General asks U.S. Supreme Court to put pending lethal injections on hold while new execution drugs are reviewed.
More than 13 pounds of marijuana was apparently hidden in van's door by previous owner.
Wesley Waller of Clovis has been appointed to the New Mexico Law Enforcement Academy Board.
The Texas Department of Criminal Justice is facing a scathing report and several lawsuits contending that correctional staff at a Huntsville prison regularly neglect, abuse and even violently beat prisoners with disabilities — with little to no consequences.
A clerk for Stripes Convenience Store was fired Monday after assisting Lubbock Police in tracking down and arresting David John Holt, 23, Sunday morning.
For months the Midland Police Department has been investigating reports of a peeping tom, creeping around homes in one Midland neighborhood.
Trial for the Nov. 15, 2012 fatal train accident in Midland began with jury selection Monday.
It all started with one card and one child with a dream. Savannah Solis, a fourth grader at Kissam Elementary school in Tyler, began making and sending thank you cards to local police officers.
A federal judge ruled Monday that it is unconstitutional for Texas to deny free university tuition to a veteran who is a Texas resident now, but lived in another state when he enlisted. The decision could cost the state untold millions.