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.
Couple records their birth but not the way they planned!
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.