Emails released to The Texas Tribune show Dan Patrick's budget guru raised no obvious objections while approving the release of a memo that the lieutenant governor is now railing against. The memo calls into questions the legality of some of Gov. Greg Abbott's line-item vetoes to the state budget.
A Vietnam veteran is using his custom boot-making skills to create special gifts for wounded warriors.
NASA satellites are now helping direct firefighting crews as they battle forest fires.
The power of social media and kind-hearted strangers have the ability to change the world - even if only for the mother of a small Texas boy whose life was turned upside down after a trip to the grocery store.
Of the 502 inmate deaths that have occurred in county jails since 2009, nearly a third of them were by suicide. Most of those suicides were by hanging, with inmates using objects jailers provided for them as ligatures.
A state appeals court on Friday ruled against one of two counts in the indictment against former Gov. Rick Perry. He was indicted by a Travis County grand jury almost a year ago.
Like many Texas lockups, the Waller County Jail staff had not been sufficiently trained in safeguarding suicidal or mentally ill inmates. Part of the problem is underfunding and understaffing at the state agency overseeing the disparate network of 244 local and private jails.
Maypearl, TX police chief surrenders after investigators say he exposed himself and sexually touched a 14 year old girl.
With an eye on keeping up with demographic changes and competing with other states and countries, the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board has adopted a new goal: Get 60 percent of Texans between 25 and 34 a postsecondary degree by 2030.
A father in Austin is accused of abusing his young daughter after she had gone to the bathroom in their living room.
Police say New Mexico couple took kids along as they threw fireworks at a sleeping homeless man setting him on fire.
From pipelines to a seawater desalination plant feasibility study, the Texas Water Development Board is poised to approve funding on Thursday for dozens of water supply projects from Marfa to Houston, including a handful to promote conservation.
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Wednesday asked a federal district judge to dismiss a lawsuit that claims a state agency violated the U.S. Constitution by denying birth certificates to U.S.-citizen children of immigrant parents.
Federal workplace regulators have slapped three construction firms with penalties totaling nearly $800,000, saying that the companies “put workers in tremendous danger” in Houston-area accidents.
Texas authorities release second version of Sandra Bland arrest dashcam video, claiming technical "glitches" were to blame for discrepancies spotted following initial release.
In 2014, TxDOT reported nearly one in five crashes involved a distracted driver.
Chief of Police Stan Standridge presented a preliminary plan during a budget hearing on Tuesday morning, but nothing is set in stone.
Volunteer guards stand watch outside military recruitment center.
Dashboard camera show heated traffic stop that lead to arrest of Sandra Bland, later found dead in her jail cell following an alleged suicide.
More than two dozen Texas Starbucks locations have applied for their beer and wine retailers’ license, according to the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission.
The governor and the state's legislative leaders are having what looks like an argument over money, but it's really about who's in charge in state government.
Texas Republicans who grouse that the federal government doesn’t enforce immigration laws might soon have Congress to thank for beefing up enforcement at the state and local levels.
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is heading to the Texas-Mexico border, according to a Border Patrol union official.
The two Texans running for president could not be further apart on how they are responding to the cacophonous candidacy of billionaire businessman Donald Trump.
A well-known country music artist was arrested Monday after allegedly pushing his girlfriend down the stairs.
The Texas Department of Public Safety trooper who arrested Sandra Bland said she became “combative” with him after he pulled her over for an improper lane change, according to the arrest report released Tuesday. Bland, 28, was found hanged to death inside the Waller County jail three days after she was arrested.
This is the first reported case of Hantavirus this year, and while it is rare the virus can be deadly. Two people on the South Plains died from the virus in 2002.
Oklahoma couple shocked to find bald eagle stuck in their car's grill after collision.
Oklahoma water park turns away 8-year-old amputee, claiming her prosthetic leg could scratch their slides.
New Mexico police say fireworks tossed from SUV set sleeping homeless man on fire, resulting in serious burns.
The first major wave of presidential campaign finance disclosures is offering the fullest picture yet of what role Texas is playing in the 2016 money race. And some of the takeaways may surprise you.
Newly filed federal campaign finance reports telegraph which federal House members are worried about re-election, which are eager to ingratiate themselves to colleagues in Washington and who might be in legal trouble.
Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán's brazen escape last week from a maximum-security Mexican prison prompted anger from U.S. officials. Advocates who want to see changes to drug laws argue now is the time to reassess current policies.
Gun rights advocates scored major wins this year in the Texas Legislature, and some aren't stopping there. State Rep. Drew Springer, R-Muenster, wants to allow staff and visitors to bring firearms into hospitals for self-defense.
Almost a month after the U.S. Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton quietly conceded a case against the federal government over medical leave benefits for certain same-sex couples.
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U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., is making his first campaign trip to Texas as an official candidate for the White House.
Former Gov. Rick Perry has now spent more than $2 million in state campaign cash fighting the abuse-of-power indictment against him.
Gov. Greg Abbott on Thursday disclosed his campaign's finances, confirming a massive $8.3 million haul over nine days.
Authorities in Austin are investigating a teenager's death after he was possibly bitten by his own pet venomous snake.
You may or may not be surprised to hear which pinata is currently flying off their store shelves.
A Texas firefighter saved the day stopping a would-be gas station robber. The take-down was caught on camera.
Confederate flag rally organized by "Black Rebel" Andrew Duncomb takes place as President Obama arrives in Oklahoma City.
Family and friends say they don't believe civil rights activist Sandy Bland committed suicide in a Texas jail cell following a traffic stop arrest.
Nearly $9 million in federal money is headed to seven nonprofit groups in Texas to help prevent teen pregnancies, but continued funding for the programs is in jeopardy.