Operators of a 45-acre San Antonio solar farm have turned to sheep – not lawnmowers – as a low-cost, low-effort way to control overgrown shrubbery that might otherwise impede the company’s technicians.
Immigrant rights groups began a three-day vigil in McAllen on Thursday in support of the thousands of unaccompanied and undocumented Central American children in Texas detention centers.
The debate over the possibility of a link between hydraulic fracturing and earthquakes has been around for years. But researchers from Cornell University and the University of Colorado say a few highly active disposal wells are causing earthquakes in Oklahoma.
Texas-based payday lender ACE Cash Express has agreed to pay $10 million to settle allegations by the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau that it used illegal tactics to push borrowers into a cycle of debt.
In a speech in downtown Austin on Thursday, President Obama largely avoided discussion of the ongoing immigration troubles in Texas, and instead talked about economic progress made under his watch. Then, he skipped the line for lunch at Franklin Barbecue before heading back to Washington.
Humanitarian relief efforts in McAllen will cost local governments more than $1.1 million by the end of the year, officials said on Thursday. Law enforcement officials also praised the state security surge that began last month.
Police say Texas man tied up family before fatally shooting two adults and four children and severely wounding another.
New Mexico man admits spending $43,000 bank mistakenly put in his account.
Gunman kills two adults and four children, then surrenders after standoff with police.
The city of Littlefield reached out to the U.S. Customs office offering to house illegal immigrants in the Bill Clayton Detention Center.
The city of Houston hopes to increase recycling rates by letting residents toss everything into the same bin and sorting it out later. Critics argue that similar approaches have failed.
The city of Wichita Falls has announced that the reuse project water is now a part of the city's drinking water.
Jodey Arrington has formally announced his candidacy in the Special Election to replace State Senator Robert Duncan (R--Lubbock).
University of Texas System Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa issued a statement on Wednesday announcing that UT-Austin President Bill Powers will resign effective June 2, 2015. Last week, Cigarroa had asked Powers to resign or face firing at Thursday's board of regents meeting.
League City votes to ban housing of undocumented immigrant children.
Houston officials tour school eyed as possible shelter site; neighbors worry about impact on area.
Good Samaritans pull child from sweltering pickup truck in Albuquerque.
A 93-year-old woman is not letting age or being legally blind stop her bowling for her team.
Nearly four years after BP awarded Gov. Rick Perry's office $5 million for recovery projects in the wake of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, most of the money remains unspent. Now, the company is asking Texas for its money back.
More than 20 years after the Texas Legislature passed a law establishing a 24-hour work safety hotline, real people are answering the telephone calls around the clock.
CerRx, Inc. has announced that it has been awarded a grant of $1.1M to support cancer research.
UT System Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa on Monday attributed his recent request that UT-Austin President Bill Powers resign or be fired to "a breakdown of communication, collegiality, trust and a willingness to work together."
UPDATED: A woman who sued a border-area hospital and agents with U.S. Customs and Border Protection after being subjected to what she argued was an unwarranted body cavity search for drugs has settled part of the lawsuit for $1.1 million.
2-year-old found locked in car outside of El Paso, Texas Home.
UPDATED: The chairs of a House committee have reminded University of Texas System leaders that they were instructed not to oust UT-Austin President Bill Powers while lawmakers investigate one of the system's regents.
University of Texas System Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa will confer with the system's board of regents on Thursday about how to handle University of Texas at Austin President Bill Powers' refusal to resign this year.
The former Burleson district attorney who sent Anthony Graves to death row in 1994 will now face a formal hearing on allegations prosecutorial misconduct by the State Bar of Texas.
Thousands of undocumented immigrants, mostly children, have been streaming across the US Mexico border in recent months.
Dow Chemical's struggles to secure enough water supplies for its growing operations in Texas have sparked concerns about whether the state's diminishing natural resources can accommodate its exploding population and economy. Critics, including Dow, say Texas is falling behind in planning properly for its water future.
The experts say the state has plenty of tax revenue coming in, thanks to a thriving economy. Even so, lawmakers are asking state agencies to propose budget cuts before next year's legislative session.
Texas' historic shale drilling boom continues to boost the state's economy, but analysts say increased production is providing only modest relief to drivers at the pump.
According to Texas A&M Forest Service Prevention Specialist Jan Amen, 90 percent of wildfires are started by humans, so it is imperative to be mindful of the risk of starting a fire - even with recent rainfall.
Gov. Rick Perry on Thursday doubled down on his stance that tens of thousands of children crossing into Texas illegally from Central America should be sent back to their countries without delay.
Texas has first-ever specialized ambulance for possible stroke victims.
One was reported last week, but now health officials are worried for people that may have been exposed to the illness at the Bonzai Japanese Steak House and Sushi Bar in Abilene
A fireworks-related explosion in Comanche has taken the life of one person, and injured several others.
Texas Education Commissioner Michael Williams has effectively overruled a vote by the State Board of Education to deny an Arizona-based charter school's expansion into the Dallas area.
New Mexico bank works to retrieve $43,000 spend after being mistakenly deposited into a client's account.
Security cameras show angry driver run down two men outside of Texas gas station.
Family travels across the country to do household chores for those in need of a little help.
Commemorates 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act
When the typically vociferous Michael Quinn Sullivan kept quiet at a 12-hour hearing last week, it was the latest development in a saga pitting the leader of Empower Texans against the state’s ethics enforcers. And it’s almost a sure bet that many chapters remain.
Many Texans have wondered why no application centers for the TSA’s PreCheck program exist within 100 miles of Austin or San Antonio. But the agency is now taking steps to change that.
In 1917, Gov. Jim “Pa” Ferguson became the first person in Texas to be impeached. Almost a century later, the Ferguson impeachment presents both striking similarities and key differences to the ongoing saga involving University of Texas System Regent Wallace Hall.
Attorney General Greg Abbott, the Republican candidate for governor, said he wants to keep the workers' compensation system voluntary in Texas. Abbott said giving employers the choice has helped make Texas an economic powerhouse.
In 2013, the 83rd Texas Legislature passed House Bill 633, authored by Rep. Joe Farias, which allows Texans to make donations to the FVA during driver license transactions.
Nearly 200 power poles were destroyed.
Despite a controversial ruling that the state no longer must give citizens data about dangerous chemical locations, Attorney General Greg Abbott said Texans can still find them. As long as they know which companies to ask.
The U.S. Border Patrol’s union says that an appellate court ruling allowing a foreign national’s family to sue Border Patrol agents could seriously endanger officers, who in the future might hesitate to use deadly force when necessary.
A Texas Tech grad student describes the alleged fight between Lady Raider Amber Battle and football freshman Nigel Bethel II that led to Bethel's dismissal from the program.