A year ago this week a massive blast at a TX plant killed 15 and injured dozens.
Polygamist sect members remove belongings and leaving Warren Jeffs ranch as state takes possession of property.
Man steals car with family's 3 kids inside; kids reunited with parents.
Politics is full of turnarounds, double-crosses and strategic misunderstandings. But a big business group's decision to switch sides in the race for lieutenant governor was a rare exhibition of political hardball.
Former state Rep. Mark Shelton and Tea Party favorite Konni Burton are vying in a Republican runoff election for the state Senate seat left open by Wendy Davis. It's a swing district that both political parties are paying close attention to.
In Garland, north of Dallas, two dozen teachers are on the verge of losing their jobs after the school district's foreign teacher recruitment practices drew federal scrutiny. Garland, however, isn't the only district in the state facing teacher visa problems.
In keeping with a recent and often controversial trend of public universities seeking savings by consolidating services, the Texas A&M University System announced a plan overhaul its IT infrastructure.
Arizona fire officials hire homeless people as fire spotters in area forests.
Democrats are playing defense after a former border sheriff pleaded guilty to federal charges. The news comes after a firestorm over comments Greg Abbott made likening corruption near the Rio Grande to “third-world” conditions.
U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) issued a following statement on the one year anniversary of the explosion in West, TX.
Longtime tourism industry professional Jerry Holt of Traders Village was named the 2014 recipient of the Gene Phillips Hospitality Award from the Texas Department of Transportation.
The same voters who responded well to George W. Bush's education policies oppose one of its main components: the standardized tests introduced to make schools more accountable.
Orange County, TX names April "Confederate History and Heritage Month".
During a debate on immigration this week, Republican lieutenant governor candidate Dan Patrick appeared to move away from divisive immigration rhetoric that has drawn fire in the past.
Following the release of a special counsel's report laying out possible grounds for University of Texas System Regent Wallace Hall's impeachment, a legislative committee is proceeding cautiously as it determines its next steps. Emotions on both sides of the debate are high.
A federal judge has denied an El Paso abortion clinic temporary relief from a new state requirement that physicians who provide abortions obtain hospital admitting privileges.
Houston consultant Allen Blakemore on Wednesday evening confirmed that his firm’s bookkeeper created a political committee called Boats 'N Hoes PAC. Blakemore said the committee will be immediately dissolved.
A petition bearing 12,000 signatures calls for Arizona officials to drop criminal charges against Shanesha Taylor. She is the mom arrested on child abuse charges after leaving her two kids in a car during a job interview.
Pennsylvania police officer poses as Amish woman to catch sexual predator.
Too young for cell phones? Sprint targets 5-year-olds with new phone.
A man is choked and eventually dies due to a road rage incident in Houston, Texas.
As a major crude oil bottleneck moves from Oklahoma to the Texas gulf coast, many domestic drillers are ramping up their calls for the repeal of U.S. laws banning most overseas crude exports.
More than $1.6 million from recovery funds now approved for West, TX families.
A state appeals court has thwarted a challenge to a low-level radioactive waste disposal site in West Texas in a ruling that signals growing difficulties for those trying to scrutinize the decisions of Texas' environmental regulators.
Two separate rampage shootings within five years at Killeen’s Fort Hood Army base have sparked renewed discussion over whether those on military bases in Texas should be able to carry concealed handguns. And now, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, is seeking a congressional hearing on the matter.
Texas lawmakers working to prevent another deadly explosion.
Officer uses stun gun on student to break up fight.
Pinal County Sheriff's office gets newest crime fighting weapon, James Bond style.
Late freeze has farmers racing to protect their crops.
Not all political candidates are chosen in primary elections. Some get on the November ballot with the votes of fewer people than you might see at a local Tea Party rally.
Supporters of a foster care redesign are hopeful that the program will improve the quality of care for children. But some advocates are raising questions about the program's oversight.
Starting in the 2014-15 school year, eighth-graders in Texas public schools will be required to have graphing calculators or tablets for STAAR assessments. Some poorer school districts are concerned that the mandate ignores fiscal challenges they're already facing.
As Boston prepares for Tuesday's marathon, city leader hold flag raising ceremony to remember victims of last year's bombing.
Gift will establish center to support student recruitment, retention and diversity in Whitacre College of Engineering.
Oklahoma college grants 100-year-old aerospace mechanic birthday wish to fly historic C-3 Biplane.
Ohio judge orders man to admit he's a bully. Forces him to stand on street corner with sign.
Colorado company unveils first age-verifying, pot vending machine.
A possible tornado touches down in Lovelady, Texas.
The bodies of seven infants are found inside a Utah home. The woman, who police believe is their mother, has been arrested.
They had expected to raise $22.7 million before July from special sales taxes on recreational marijuana, but state economist Larson Silbaugh is skeptical.
While efforts to move crude oil to Texas via the controversial Keystone pipeline have drawn the most attention, rail companies are seeing a surge in business transporting large amounts of crude oil by train. In Texas, new infrastructure projects are facilitating the delivery of crude by rail to Gulf Coast refineries.
Not everybody who is upset with property taxes wants them abolished. A new group that started in Houston wants to increase appraised values on commercial property.
At the Texas State Teachers Association’s convention in San Marcos on Saturday, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis accused her Republican opponent, Greg Abbott, of retreating from his early education policy proposal.
Survivors recount escape from horrifying bus crash that left ten dead.
San Antonio ranks sixth among U.S. cities in installed solar power capacity, and Austin ranks 16th, according to a new report.
Amazon is offering its warehouse employees up to $5,000 to quit their jobs, even as the company is in the process of adding workers and locations.
Community asks 'Why?' after school stabbing.
Railroad Commissioner Barry Smitherman lost his bid for attorney general, but he remains an oil and gas regulator and has sought industry help retiring campaign debts and perhaps landing a job.
What the members of the legislative committee investigating a University of Texas System regent do with a report laying out four potential bases for his impeachment is "entirely up to them," the committee's special counsel said Thursday.
Thanks to a new prosthetic hand a young boy in Texas will get a chance to do things just like other children his age.
Man rescued by FBI agents abducted as part of an "elaborate kidnapping plot" tied to his daughter's work as a prosecutor.
92-year-old World War II vet and his pistol-packing wife chase away knife-wielding robber.
Abortion providers filed a petition on Thursday asking the full 5th Circuit Court of Appeals to reconsider the constitutionality of new abortion regulations passed by the Republican-led Texas Legislature in July.
“These individuals’ actions epitomize courage and devotion, and I am honored to recognize their selfless dedication. This is a proud moment for these recipients, their families and DPS,” said Director McCraw.
Education policy is usually a winner for Democratic candidates, but in Texas, things are more nuanced, especially when it comes to education spending. This year's race for governor race is a great example.
U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) issued a statement honoring the fiftieth anniversary of the Civil Rights Act, which is being celebrated at this week’s Civil Rights Summit at the LBJ Presidential Library in Austin, Texas.
Victim's wife confronts teenage driver in Texas courtroom.
A proposal to save money by consolidating administrative services at the University of Texas at Austin has encountered resistance from faculty members, who call it "part of the overly zealous, profit-motivated corporatist mandate."
International negotiations that have lifted a longtime ban on tequila in China will have big implications for Mexico — and are likely to benefit fledgling producers and distributors in Texas, too.
On Wednesday, for the second time in five years, President Obama visited Fort Hood to mourn alongside families of victims who were killed in a shooting on the military base. f
The day before President Obama speaks at the Civil Rights Summit, a group of about 30 protesters took aim at the president’s record on deportations during a demonstration at the University of Texas at Austin.
Texas school district suspends transgender substitute teacher after parent complaints.
Fort Hood prepares for memorial service honoring victims of shooting spree.
Police department increasing patrols in the area.
High tech animation shows Oso landslide as it happened.
Dashcam shows distracted driver slam into police officer during traffic stop.
Two million students applied for college this year, and for many waiting to hear back can be a time filled with anxiety.
Texas woman found guilty of murdering boyfriend using high-heel.
Texas mothers hands baby to strangers before disappearing into the night.
Volunteers complained they were turned away from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill cleanup in 2010. Four years later, after another spill in Galveston Bay last month, volunteers have been helping officials determine where to send cleanup crews.
Ahead of State Board of Education meetings this week, activist groups rallied in support of adding Mexican American Studies as an official Texas high school elective. But at least one board member suggested the likelihood is slim.
A blogger noticed that a page on the Texas Department of Transportation's TxTag site left customers' credit card information exposed. TxDOT says it has no evidence of any security breaches.
Police open fire on elderly driver after chase through oncoming traffic.
Officials with the Texas Municipal League and the Texas Department of Transportation have reached agreement on the broad outlines of a program for cities voluntarily to take over the maintenance of some state highways within their city limits.
Texas ranks highly when it comes to letting taxpayers know how state government spends its money, according to a new report from the U.S. Public Interest Research Group.
Tournament organizers say girl can't play on boys basketball team.
A proposal under consideration by the Texas State Board of Education would allow private foundations to pay for elected officials on the 15-member board to visit out-of-state charter schools whose applications they approve.
Citizens share their minds on the state of Albuquerque Police Department in 5-hour council meeting.
Four U.S. presidents — Barack Obama, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter — will visit Austin this week for a three-day summit commemorating the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act.
There could be grounds to impeach University of Texas Regent Wallace Hall on at least four different counts, according to a report by the special counsel to the legislative committee that has been investigating him.
Despite national improvement in election performance between 2008 and 2012, Texas ranked among the lowest-performing states, according to new data released Tuesday.
Lawmakers heard arguments for and against allowing Texans to carry handguns openly during a committee hearing on Monday.
A former Texas Railroad Commission chairman is helping Ryan Sitton fight back against conflict-of-interest allegations in the Republican primary runoff for an open seat on the commission.
Eleven candidates, all animals, are on the mayoral ballot in Divide, Colorado.
NOAA’s drought outlook for April, May and June put West Texas in a category called “continue or worsen.”
Approximately 85 percent of those killed in work zones are drivers and their passengers. In New Mexico last year, five people lost their lives in work zones.
Governor Mary Fallin announced appointments to fill judicial vacancies in Texas, Comanche and Choctaw counties.
Two teens accused of taking part in brutal beating of motorist who stopped to help after hitting young child.
Applebee's investigates customer's claim she found a metal bolt in her hamburger.
Arlington, which had been one of the largest U.S. cities without public transportation, launched its first commuter bus line on a trial basis last year. Supporters are optimistic that the service will prove popular enough to continue beyond 2015.
Mother sentenced to 20 years after baby overdoses on morphine in her breast milk.
8-year-old runs in fear as armed robbers storm Texas convenience store.
The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services approved a set of new regulations Friday that are to provide more protection for foster children.
To the extent that Wednesday's Fort Hood shooting prompts a renewed discussion of guns in Texas, discussion will almost certainly be dominated by talk of increasing access to guns, not curtailing it.
Many residents of Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, have reacted with silence to the death of a former mayor, who was allegedly kidnapped. It’s yet another signal that while violence has ebbed in the city, a climate of fear still exists.
Dashboard camera shows car fly through intersection into oncoming traffic, slamming into two trucks.
Authorities in Oklahoma release details of murder in which the suspects allegedly tried four times to kill the victim.
New team of search dogs arrive in Oso, Washington to help relieve crews that have been on the scene since the disaster.
Wildlife officials have reported hundreds of dead and dying birds covered in oil as cleanup efforts continue in the aftermath of a fuel oil spill late last month in Galveston Bay.
The University of Houston System's plan to convert a teaching center in Sugar Land to a branch campus of its flagship university was welcomed by Sugar Land but prompted bewilderment in Victoria, where leaders are concerned about what the change means for the future of the University of Houston-Victoria.