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.
A Texas Tech cheerleader, Kendall Jones, 19, of Cleburne, created a controversy when she posted an image of a leopard that she claims to have killed in Africa along with other similar images.
Authorities working to return body of Guatemalan boy who died in the wilderness near the Texas border.
State Rep. Lois Kolkhorst, R-Brenham, says a Sunset Advisory Commission staff recommendation to close six state-supported living centers is "inaccurate" and "slanted."
Vandals tag Dallas landmarks with 666.
Overcrowding blames for assault at Border Patrol facility.
Officials at the University of Texas Law School Foundation are refuting statements conservative activist Michael Quinn Sullivan has made in mailers his organization has distributed throughout the state.
State Rep. Trey Martinez Fischer, speaking at the Texas Democratic Party convention on Friday, referred to the GOP using Spanish profanity. The line drew gasps and laughs from the audience and anger from conservatives.
A new report on public school construction costs released Monday, June 30 by the Texas Comptroller’s office shows the costs of schools opened from 2007 to 2013 ranged from $76 per square foot to $260 per square foot.
Infant's mother questioned about internet searches made prior to his death.
Republicans hailed a Monday Supreme Court ruling on contraceptive insurance, while reproductive-rights activists decried it as an invitation for employers to interfere with women’s access to birth control.
Following Gov. Rick Perry's travels to Sacramento earlier this month to promote Texas’ business climate, a California state senator has returned the favor.
One-armed fireworks vendor serves as living safety lesson to customers.
A Lubbock protest group has expanded its reach and now has, as of last Friday, a chapter in Plainview.
Dallas County could house up to 2,000 immigrant children now being held by the Department of Homeland Security on the Texas-Mexico border, County Judge Clay Jenkins said at the Texas Democratic Party’s convention on Saturday.
Storm survivor describes riding out twister in his RV.
The undocumented immigrants flooding into Texas from Central America don’t often know terms like “deferred action” or “prosecutorial discretion,” White House policies that grant relief from deportation and a work permit. But some are still basing their decisions to leave their home countries on a rumor that they'll be allowed to live here legally.
Early social media support for father charged with murder in hot car death wanes as details emerge.
U.S. Senator Tom Udall joined the Appropriations Committee in approving a bill that provides critical Fiscal Year 2015 funding to protect New Mexico’s border; ensure our ports of entry operate smoothly; and address the use of the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Artesia to detain women and children in removal proceedings.
A garage in Harris County collapse during a religious celebration sending at least 30 people to the hospital.
In response to the growing confusion over disputed land along the Texas-Oklahoma border, U.S. Sens. John Cornyn and Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and U.S. Rep. Mac Thornberry, TX-13, have introduced Senate and House legislation to direct the Bureau of Land Management to transfer any land in Texas along the Red River to landowners who can prove through official records that they own the land outright.
Phil Collins donates massive collection of artifacts to the Alamo.
Earthquake town hall: hundreds of Oklahomans want to know why there's so many earthquakes in the state lately
As a lengthy legislative investigation of University of Texas System Regent Wallace Hall appears to be nearing an end, the 2014 elections and developments at the University of Texas System are adding new twists with the potential to affect the ultimate outcome.
The new Texas Parks and Wildlife Department regulation is designed to help combat the further spread of zebra mussels and other invasive species.
Extreme drought has Wichita Falls considering coating area lakes with special powder to reduce evaporation.
Georgia police believe toddler may have been left in car intentionally.
Florida mom arrested after refusing care for dehydrated infant, demanding "vegan doctors" instead.
A recent announcement that the University of Texas System will commission an external investigation into the admissions process at the University of Texas at Austin is only the latest chapter in an ongoing, tension-filled saga.
Lawmakers considered a proposal to shutter six of Texas’ 13 state-supported living centers over two days of public hearings, renewing a long-simmering debate over the future of the state’s institutions for the disabled.
Texas is considering doing away with the licensing of X-ray technicians and 11 other types of health professionals. Some say that would put patients at risk. A Sunset Commission hearing Wednesday is set to address the issue.
The state is considering a proposal to integrate its Division for Blind Services with other rehabilitation services. While lawmakers are largely supportive of a consolidation, advocates for the blind are voicing concerns.
The Federal Railroad Administration published a document on its website Wednesday officially kicking off a highly anticipated environmental review of a proposed high speed rail line between Dallas and Houston.
North Texas city turning traffic signal boxes into artwork.
Texas mother finds three children dead in apparent murder suicide.
Mother of baby taken during carjacking describes her terrifying seven hour ordeal.
The special prosecutor in the Sam Medina case spoke Tuesday about the case and answered questions about the indictment.