High school Advanced Placement students should be able to earn more college credits under a bill signed by Gov. Greg Abbott this month, a change that will save students and universities millions of dollars.
U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz used the imminent Supreme Court ruling on gay marriage to make his case to a socially conservative group on Thursday.
A case against Attorney General Ken Paxton is heading to a grand jury next month, according to one of the special prosecutors investigating him.
Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller on Thursday restored the option for public schools to serve certain fried foods and soda by lifting a decade-old statewide ban on deep fryers and soda machines.
6-and-under girls T-ball team in Oklahoma dresses up as Elsa from Frozen for team photo, is a hit online
Land Commissioner George P. Bush made his debut this week as a surrogate for his dad's presidential campaign. The younger Bush hit the campaign trail in early-voting Nevada, making a pitch for his father in personal and political terms.
Low-income Texans can enjoy a discount on their electricity bills for a little longer. Gov. Greg Abbott on Wednesday signed legislation ensuring that the remaining balance of the state’s “System Benefit Fund” would go toward that purpose.
Many of the legislators who originally elevated Joe Straus into the House speaker's chair four legislative sessions ago are gone. But as he enters another election cycle with his eye on another term, Straus is in remarkably good political shape.
The U.S. Supreme Court could rule this week on a case that will decide the fate of tax subsidies for health insurance plans bought on the federal marketplace. If the subsidies are struck down, what happens next in Texas remains murky.
Mike Collier, a former candidate for comptroller, is taking a job with the Texas Democratic Party. He will serve as a finance co-chair for the party.
Beer and wine will be sold in all public vending areas within Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium starting this fall. Sales will begin Sept. 12 at the football game against Rice.
The North Texas city of Denton made headlines last year when voters there banned the oil drilling technique known as fracking. Early Wednesday morning, the Denton City Council repealed that ban.
Lubbock attorney Audie Michael Reese, 33, was indicted Tuesday by a Lubbock County grand jury for possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver.
The legislative session may be over, but that doesn’t mean it’s vacation time for many of the Capitol’s lobbyists. With a Sunday deadline for Gov. Greg Abbott to veto legislation, some of them are still making a last-ditch effort to kill bills.
The backlog of immigration cases from Texas has grown almost 60 percent in two years. U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar, D-Laredo, is trying to get Congress to cough up funding for 55 more immigration judges and staff to help overloaded courts across the country.
Gov. Greg Abbott has signed legislation that could make it tougher for local governments to sue big-time polluters – an effort that largely targets Harris County prosecutors.
Tropical Storm Bill is expected to dump several inches of rain on parts of Texas already hit hard by flooding.
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has approved a request by University of Texas System Regent Wallace Hall to hire a lawyer in his quest for access to confidential student information, setting the stage for Hall to sue the system he oversees.
Houston appeals court judge Michael Massengale said Tuesday he will challenge Texas Supreme Court Justice Debra Lehrmann in next year’s Republican primary.
The Texas Oil and Gas Association and the state’s General Land Office have expanded the scope of their lawsuits against Denton. Both are taking aim at the city’s moratorium on new gas drilling in addition to the toothless fracking ban still on its books.
Daniel Lee Kestel, age 58, was wanted for allegedly kidnapping his 13-month-old son.
CBP officers at the Veteran's International Bridge seized $997,000 dollars’ worth of methamphetamine that was hidden within a 2006 blue Ford Fusion.
The first effects of Tropical Storm Bill are being felt in Galveston.
The University of Texas at Austin has launched a broad investigation into the academics of its athletes after allegations that three of its basketball players cheated in recent years.
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush enters the 2016 presidential race with perhaps more ties to Texas than any other candidate in the field besides the two who live here: former Gov. Rick Perry and U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz. The state central to his family's political DNA will never be too far removed from Bush's White House ambitions.
Power in elected office doesn't always translate into success in elections. Just ask Leticia Van de Putte. Or Trey Martinez Fischer. Or John Carona. Or David Dewhurst.
The fight over guns on campus now shifts to the schools, where university and college presidents must figure out where and where not to ban weapons.
The water tower was built in 1985, but hasn't been used in five years.
The company is investigating the cause of the rupture that sparked the fire.
Texas has just three women in its 38-member congressional delegation, and hasn't sent a new long-term congresswoman to Washington in almost 20 years. Many in both parties wonder why the state's once-promising fount of woman candidates is running dry.
At least one of the shots hit the victim in the abdomen. Police described the injuries as non-life-threatening.
Attorneys who represented Texas doctors in a lawsuit against the state’s 2011 abortion sonogram law are considering their legal options following the U.S. Supreme Court’s Monday decision not to revive a similar North Carolina law.
Declaring “a new era of job growth in the state of Texas,” Gov. Greg Abbott on Monday signed a $2.56 billion bill cutting the franchise tax rate paid by businesses by 25 percent.
Though the test track for a futuristic high-speed transportation system is headed to California, not Texas, the private space company SpaceX announced Monday that it's hosting a Hyperloop design-build competition at Texas A&M University.
The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is reminding Texans that as summer temperatures increase, so do does the potential for vehicular heatstroke deaths in children.
To add transparency to the state's capital punishment system, the Tribune is unveiling a new tool for readers: Faces of Death Row. It profiles all 261 inmates facing execution, summarizes their crimes and allows filtering by race, age, sex and years spent on death row.
"At the end of the day, we needed 3,000 Democrats to get off their asses and go vote, and they didn’t," observes one Democratic consultant, summing up why Ivy Taylor narrowly defeated Leticia Van de Putte in the San Antonio mayoral runoff.
Forty-five years ago, Bill Mahomes endured suspicion and scorn as the first black student to graduate from Texas A&M University's Corps of Cadets. Now, he helps run the school.
State Sen. Kevin Eltife, R-Tyler, has reportedly decided not to run for re-election in 2016, bringing to a close more than two decades in public service and setting off a potentially crowded GOP primary to replace him.
The reports claim a 29-year -old female was inside the dressing room when a photo was taken by an unknown subject.
The fire was at a New Beginnings home, which is a transitional house for women turning their lives around.
The Waco Police Department confirms, 16 Waco officers were at the scene that day, including three sergeants, one commander and an assistant chief.
GOP has abandoned an effort to issue an official statement on the 84th legislative session, divided over a proposed resolution that would have accused individual lawmakers of standing in the way of gun rights legislation.
U.S. Housing Secretary Julián Castro on Friday declined to wade into the growing speculation that he is on Hillary Clinton's shortlist for a running mate.
After wrapping up a round of testing, Texas regulators say they have found no evidence that injecting oilfield waste into five disposal wells triggered the largest recorded earthquake in North Texas’ history.
The U.S. House on Friday shot down President Obama's bid to negotiate the largest trade deal in American history. The people taking knives to his agenda were in his own party, including most of Texas' Democratic delegation.
The former prosecutor who won a wrongful conviction of Anthony Graves for capital murder, sending him to Texas death row where he was nearly executed twice, has been disbarred.
One of Wichita Falls’ own is coming back to rock out the last FallsFest.
A group of Goddard Middle School parents concerned after they say their special needs children were left out of this year's yearbook
With the announcement from the Abilene Cultural Affairs Council and the Abilene Convention and Visitors Bureau that Abilene has received its first ever designation from the State of Texas, it would seem that dreams really do come true in Abilene.