Texas lawmakers working to prevent another deadly explosion.
Officer uses stun gun on student to break up fight.
Pinal County Sheriff's office gets newest crime fighting weapon, James Bond style.
Late freeze has farmers racing to protect their crops.
Not all political candidates are chosen in primary elections. Some get on the November ballot with the votes of fewer people than you might see at a local Tea Party rally.
Supporters of a foster care redesign are hopeful that the program will improve the quality of care for children. But some advocates are raising questions about the program's oversight.
Starting in the 2014-15 school year, eighth-graders in Texas public schools will be required to have graphing calculators or tablets for STAAR assessments. Some poorer school districts are concerned that the mandate ignores fiscal challenges they're already facing.
As Boston prepares for Tuesday's marathon, city leader hold flag raising ceremony to remember victims of last year's bombing.
Gift will establish center to support student recruitment, retention and diversity in Whitacre College of Engineering.
Oklahoma college grants 100-year-old aerospace mechanic birthday wish to fly historic C-3 Biplane.
Ohio judge orders man to admit he's a bully. Forces him to stand on street corner with sign.
Colorado company unveils first age-verifying, pot vending machine.
A possible tornado touches down in Lovelady, Texas.
The bodies of seven infants are found inside a Utah home. The woman, who police believe is their mother, has been arrested.
They had expected to raise $22.7 million before July from special sales taxes on recreational marijuana, but state economist Larson Silbaugh is skeptical.
While efforts to move crude oil to Texas via the controversial Keystone pipeline have drawn the most attention, rail companies are seeing a surge in business transporting large amounts of crude oil by train. In Texas, new infrastructure projects are facilitating the delivery of crude by rail to Gulf Coast refineries.
Not everybody who is upset with property taxes wants them abolished. A new group that started in Houston wants to increase appraised values on commercial property.
At the Texas State Teachers Association’s convention in San Marcos on Saturday, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis accused her Republican opponent, Greg Abbott, of retreating from his early education policy proposal.
Survivors recount escape from horrifying bus crash that left ten dead.
San Antonio ranks sixth among U.S. cities in installed solar power capacity, and Austin ranks 16th, according to a new report.
Amazon is offering its warehouse employees up to $5,000 to quit their jobs, even as the company is in the process of adding workers and locations.
Community asks 'Why?' after school stabbing.
Railroad Commissioner Barry Smitherman lost his bid for attorney general, but he remains an oil and gas regulator and has sought industry help retiring campaign debts and perhaps landing a job.
What the members of the legislative committee investigating a University of Texas System regent do with a report laying out four potential bases for his impeachment is "entirely up to them," the committee's special counsel said Thursday.
Thanks to a new prosthetic hand a young boy in Texas will get a chance to do things just like other children his age.
Man rescued by FBI agents abducted as part of an "elaborate kidnapping plot" tied to his daughter's work as a prosecutor.
92-year-old World War II vet and his pistol-packing wife chase away knife-wielding robber.
Abortion providers filed a petition on Thursday asking the full 5th Circuit Court of Appeals to reconsider the constitutionality of new abortion regulations passed by the Republican-led Texas Legislature in July.
“These individuals’ actions epitomize courage and devotion, and I am honored to recognize their selfless dedication. This is a proud moment for these recipients, their families and DPS,” said Director McCraw.
Education policy is usually a winner for Democratic candidates, but in Texas, things are more nuanced, especially when it comes to education spending. This year's race for governor race is a great example.
U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) issued a statement honoring the fiftieth anniversary of the Civil Rights Act, which is being celebrated at this week’s Civil Rights Summit at the LBJ Presidential Library in Austin, Texas.
Victim's wife confronts teenage driver in Texas courtroom.
A proposal to save money by consolidating administrative services at the University of Texas at Austin has encountered resistance from faculty members, who call it "part of the overly zealous, profit-motivated corporatist mandate."
International negotiations that have lifted a longtime ban on tequila in China will have big implications for Mexico — and are likely to benefit fledgling producers and distributors in Texas, too.
On Wednesday, for the second time in five years, President Obama visited Fort Hood to mourn alongside families of victims who were killed in a shooting on the military base. f
The day before President Obama speaks at the Civil Rights Summit, a group of about 30 protesters took aim at the president’s record on deportations during a demonstration at the University of Texas at Austin.
Texas school district suspends transgender substitute teacher after parent complaints.
Fort Hood prepares for memorial service honoring victims of shooting spree.
Police department increasing patrols in the area.
High tech animation shows Oso landslide as it happened.
Dashcam shows distracted driver slam into police officer during traffic stop.
Two million students applied for college this year, and for many waiting to hear back can be a time filled with anxiety.
Texas woman found guilty of murdering boyfriend using high-heel.
Texas mothers hands baby to strangers before disappearing into the night.
Volunteers complained they were turned away from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill cleanup in 2010. Four years later, after another spill in Galveston Bay last month, volunteers have been helping officials determine where to send cleanup crews.
Ahead of State Board of Education meetings this week, activist groups rallied in support of adding Mexican American Studies as an official Texas high school elective. But at least one board member suggested the likelihood is slim.
A blogger noticed that a page on the Texas Department of Transportation's TxTag site left customers' credit card information exposed. TxDOT says it has no evidence of any security breaches.
Police open fire on elderly driver after chase through oncoming traffic.
Officials with the Texas Municipal League and the Texas Department of Transportation have reached agreement on the broad outlines of a program for cities voluntarily to take over the maintenance of some state highways within their city limits.
Texas ranks highly when it comes to letting taxpayers know how state government spends its money, according to a new report from the U.S. Public Interest Research Group.
Tournament organizers say girl can't play on boys basketball team.
A proposal under consideration by the Texas State Board of Education would allow private foundations to pay for elected officials on the 15-member board to visit out-of-state charter schools whose applications they approve.
Citizens share their minds on the state of Albuquerque Police Department in 5-hour council meeting.
Four U.S. presidents — Barack Obama, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter — will visit Austin this week for a three-day summit commemorating the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act.
There could be grounds to impeach University of Texas Regent Wallace Hall on at least four different counts, according to a report by the special counsel to the legislative committee that has been investigating him.
Despite national improvement in election performance between 2008 and 2012, Texas ranked among the lowest-performing states, according to new data released Tuesday.
Lawmakers heard arguments for and against allowing Texans to carry handguns openly during a committee hearing on Monday.
A former Texas Railroad Commission chairman is helping Ryan Sitton fight back against conflict-of-interest allegations in the Republican primary runoff for an open seat on the commission.
Eleven candidates, all animals, are on the mayoral ballot in Divide, Colorado.
NOAA’s drought outlook for April, May and June put West Texas in a category called “continue or worsen.”
Approximately 85 percent of those killed in work zones are drivers and their passengers. In New Mexico last year, five people lost their lives in work zones.
Governor Mary Fallin announced appointments to fill judicial vacancies in Texas, Comanche and Choctaw counties.
Two teens accused of taking part in brutal beating of motorist who stopped to help after hitting young child.
Applebee's investigates customer's claim she found a metal bolt in her hamburger.
Arlington, which had been one of the largest U.S. cities without public transportation, launched its first commuter bus line on a trial basis last year. Supporters are optimistic that the service will prove popular enough to continue beyond 2015.
Mother sentenced to 20 years after baby overdoses on morphine in her breast milk.
8-year-old runs in fear as armed robbers storm Texas convenience store.
The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services approved a set of new regulations Friday that are to provide more protection for foster children.
To the extent that Wednesday's Fort Hood shooting prompts a renewed discussion of guns in Texas, discussion will almost certainly be dominated by talk of increasing access to guns, not curtailing it.
Many residents of Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, have reacted with silence to the death of a former mayor, who was allegedly kidnapped. It’s yet another signal that while violence has ebbed in the city, a climate of fear still exists.
Dashboard camera shows car fly through intersection into oncoming traffic, slamming into two trucks.
Authorities in Oklahoma release details of murder in which the suspects allegedly tried four times to kill the victim.
New team of search dogs arrive in Oso, Washington to help relieve crews that have been on the scene since the disaster.
Wildlife officials have reported hundreds of dead and dying birds covered in oil as cleanup efforts continue in the aftermath of a fuel oil spill late last month in Galveston Bay.
The University of Houston System's plan to convert a teaching center in Sugar Land to a branch campus of its flagship university was welcomed by Sugar Land but prompted bewilderment in Victoria, where leaders are concerned about what the change means for the future of the University of Houston-Victoria.
A special prosecutor, who is investigating whether Gov. Rick Perry abused his authority when he eliminated state funding of the Texas public integrity unit, told the Austin American-Statesman and KVUE that what he’s found so far is “concerning.”
Spring severe weather damages Denton.
The 2013 legislative session was viewed by many observers as a watershed moment for craft brewers in Texas. But at a Thursday hearing, the House Economic Development Committee was encouraged to do more for the industry.
The Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles has voted not to recommend a posthumous full pardon for Cameron Todd Willingham, who was executed a decade ago after being convicted of setting a fire that killed his daughters.
After a five year battle against cancer, a top Texas drag racer is battling to lead the field.
New York woman gives birth in her driveway on April first and family thinks it's just an April Fools joke.
Candlelight vigil held at site where Albuquerque police shot unarmed homeless man.
A school official in South Carolina is accused of cyber bullying kindergartner.
Houston area driver goes around railroad crossing gates and is hit by speeding commuter train.
When we asked Texans whether they considered themselves Texans first and Americans second, most said no. But the grandkids were more likely than their grandparents to say yes.
Attorney General and gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott often touts the work of his office’s Cyber Crimes Unit, which he established. A review of the unit’s history found that its work extends beyond Abbott’s tenure as attorney general.
The population in Texas prisons dropped from 2005 to 2013, but statistics from the corrections agency show that officers are using “major” force against inmates more often. Officials say such changes are random, but experts point to staff turnover, inexperience and Texas summers.
A federal judge on Wednesday blocked two Texas executions, deciding that the state prison system’s refusal to disclose information about drugs that will be used to kill them violates the inmates' rights.
A group of Texas abortion providers on Wednesday plans to file a new lawsuit to block regulations that would require abortion facilities to meet the same standards as ambulatory surgical centers.
Florida parents threaten lawsuit, claiming school lunch lady told their daughter she wasn't allowed to pray at school.
Officials have now confirm that at least 28 people were killed in Washington State mudslide.
Surpassing the 5 million mark, student enrollment in Texas public schools has hit a new record, according to the Texas Education Agency. And Hispanic enrollment continues to mark the majority.
With the official support of the U.S. government, Texas now hopes it has a substantial edge over New Mexico in an interstate legal battle over water from the Rio Grande.
Crews push on in their search for victims of the Oso mudslide.
It has created 1,600 direct full-time jobs that have provided $15 million in wages to local, direct full-time workers and provided over 3,000 megawatts of clean energy.
A school bus driver in Houston is facing charges of driving while intoxicated. He was arrested while taking students home from a charter school Monday afternoon.
Boys Scouts of America removes outspoken gay leader of a Seattle-based troop after he "deliberately injected" his sexuality into Scouting.
Don't Mess With Texas
What was supposed to be a peaceful protest descends into chaos, with reporter Caleb James caught in the middle.
Synthetic marijuana overdoses in Lubbock are on the rise with at least 5 overdoses a day coming into emergency rooms according to EMS.
Officials on Monday, increase the number of people killed in Washington State mudslide to 24.
Thousands rally to increase education funding.
Members of Texas' congressional delegation say they got closer than ever this year to fixing a federal Medicare formula that leaves doctors threatened with payment cuts annually.
Gov. Rick Perry is encouraging state transportation commissioners to tap Joe Weber, Texas A&M’s vice president of student affairs, to be the next executive director of the Texas Department of Transportation.
Gov. Rick Perry told federal officials he would not sign a form complying with regulations meant to prevent prison rape and assault. Prison reform advocates worry the decision could have financial and legal consequences.
UPDATED: Dallas attorney Ray Hutchison, a former legislator, gubernatorial candidate and husband of former U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, has died, sources said Monday morning. He was 81.
Announcing the first of his education policy proposals Monday, Greg Abbott called for reforming pre-kindergarten programs before expanding access, saying that additional funding should be tied to academic outcomes.
Crew continue their search for bodies in wake of Oso mudslide.
Iowa weather chasers show of their new storm chasing vehicle named "Dorothy" as part of National Severe Weather Awareness Week.
Officials in Washington State say they have now recovered 21 bodies in the mudslide. Thirty people are still missing.
Friends and family members watched four-year-old Rebecca Ferrell get a police escort to a princess tea party, just for her.
A protest over the Albuquerque Police Department's use of force stretched late into Sunday night
For the first time on the border, the National Guard is teaming up with the Border Patrol in Laredo to help rid the city of dwellings that were once havens for drugs and smuggling.
San Antonio is internationally renowned for its successes in water conservation, but it still struggles amid explosive growth. Its search for new water supplies has had limited success and sparked accusations of the city being overly aggressive. It also has sparked fear that the city could lose its green reputation.
The latest in the rising toll of victims in Saturday's massive mudslide in Washington State.
Texas boosted annual growth to 314,200 jobs in Texas.
More than 100 cats are removed from home in Houston, Texas.
Searchers have discovered more bodies buried in the mud and debris from Washington State mudslide, meanwhile people in the area are holding fundraisers to help those impacted.
For providers who treat the state’s poorest patients, a settlement between the state and a Medicaid provider raises questions about how the state distinguishes fraudulent intent from human error.
Neither Greg Abbott nor Wendy Davis has spent much of their gubernatorial campaigns talking about the energy industry and regulations. But Texans should have little trouble distinguishing their positions on the issue. As a lawmaker, Davis has a detailed record, and Abbott has staked his position in the courts.
Amid national debate over disclosure of information about execution drugs, Texas Department of Criminal Justice officials said they will appeal a judge’s order to reveal the supplier of its execution drugs.
Authorities have lowered the number of those still missing in the wake of Oso's deadly mudslide.
New Army uniform guidelines limit tattoos for soldiers.
Mayors Annise Parker of Houston, Mike Rawlings of Dallas and Betsy Price of Fort Worth announced their support Thursday for a privately funded high-speed rail line between Dallas and Houston.
U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke filed a bill that would establish increased oversight committee for Border Patrol agents when it comes to use of force, training and community engagement. The bill came the same day House Democrats began collecting signatures to force Congress to vote on a comprehensive immigration reform bill.
Texas man charged with string of robberies he didn't commit.
Restaurants feel the pinch after severe rains wipe out Mexico's lime crop.
The death toll from Saturday's mudslide in Washington State stands at 25 this morning with another 90 still unaccounted for.
In February 2011, Fabian Lopez and the victim got into an altercation at the Midway Dairy, when Lopez stabbed the victim in the leg. New Mexico State Police investigated the incident and arrested Lopez at the dairy later that same day.
The former Houston mayor and past Democratic candidate for governor on his new book, a history of federal debt spending and the future of the Democratic Party in Texas.
Amid debate over whether plastic bag bans violate the state's health and safety laws, Dallas on Wednesday became the largest city in Texas to pass an ordinance restricting use of the bags.
The accrediting body for four of the colleges in Alamo Community College District has raised questions about plans for a new mandatory "Learning Frameworks" course designed to better prepare students for the workforce.
Friends and family of the missing keep close watch on search efforts in mudslide-ravaged Oso, Washington.
Shipping channels are partially reopened; cruise ships and other traffic still shut down due to Texas oil spill.
Prosecutors say men acted as armed guards, paid to watch over 115 illegal immigrants held for ransom in Houston home.
A Colorado girl, initially suspended for shaving her head has been allowed to return to school. The third grader shaved her head in support of her friend who has cancer.
Searchers continue to comb through the debris looking for victims of Saturday's mudslide in Washington State.
Video captures construction worker's escape from burning building.
A disease that has decimated bat colonies in the Northeast and Midwest may be headed toward Texas. But the disease may not affect bats in Texas the same way that it has elsewhere.
While the most compelling scenes of devastation from the oil spill in Galveston Bay have been above the water, scientists and fishermen worry about the underwater ecosystem that feeds a multibillion-dollar industry.
More than 2,000 pages of heavily redacted email documents — many pages were blacked out entirely — clearly reveal growing tensions among regents and top administrators at the University of Texas System and its flagship university. The Tribune and others sought the documents after Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa resigned earlier this year.
Though 2013 ended with signals that the years-long rift between the UT-Austin administration and the UT System Board of Regents might be mended, a review of documents suggests that doesn't appear to be in the cards.
Officials warn of rising death toll in Oso mudslide; no survivors found since Saturday.
Seismograph shows two separate mudslides hit Oso, Washington.
Colorado school suspends 11-year-old girl for shaving her head as a show of support in classmate's batter with cancer.
Search crews have discovered the bodies of 8 more people killed in Saturday's deadly mudslide in Washington.
A sailor and civilian are dead after a shooting Monday night at Naval Station in Norfolk, Virginia.
Oklahoma City Girl Scout breaks national cookie record.
Authorities find about a dozen razor blades glued to playground equipment in East Moline, IL.
Though bats in Texas appear untouched by a fungus that has decimated populations in the Northeast and Midwest, the disease is spreading west. Now, however, researchers have a powerful tool to track the spread of the disease.
As Affordable Care Act enrollment figures continue to lag behind expected totals, health reform advocates are running a final blitz to enroll uninsured Texans in the federal marketplace ahead of the March 31 deadline.
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis on Monday renewed her attack on her Republican opponent, Greg Abbott, for his opposition to a Texas version of the federal Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act.
Project will update 1970s era apartment complex.
Signal to provide better service to the Mescalero Apache Reservation.
More than a dozen people are still missing two days after massive mudslide near Olympia, Washington.
‘Sanctions alone aren’t enough.’
Francisco Cigarroa's improbable tenure as chancellor of the University of Texas System was as notable for its achievement as it was for its discord. In some ways, his arrival was more surprising than his departure.
Department of Health Releases 2014 Youth Risk and Resiliency Survey Results.
A request to solve a 20-year-old mystery and dig in a New Mexico landfill for millions of unsold E.T. The Extra Terrestrial Atari games is denied.
The city of Houston, which recycles only 6 percent of the waste it collects, has a new idea to improve that figure: Eliminate that extra blue bin altogether.
The number of youths detained for minor infractions has fallen nationally and in Texas, but thousands of youths remain in detention for misbehaviors like violating curfew, according to a report released this week.
Truck stolen in Texas recovered in Mexico after being converted in to "armored tank".
A new article raises ethical concerns about Oklahoma's search for execution drugs, as well as the state's law that conceals the source and reliability of the drugs.
The retail giant has opened its first gas station and convenience store.
Authorities in Texas find more than 100 people, presumed undocumented workers, in a Houston home.
U.S. Sen. Tom Udall responded to the decision by the Department of Energy and its contractor, NWP, to temporarily stage TRU waste from Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) at WCS in Andrews, Texas.
Only 28 percent of Texans say they are opposed to legalization of marijuana for any reason. Most would OK it for medicinal use, and nearly half would approve it for recreational use. But the state's most conservative voters are not likely to go along.
Allegations that a drilling equipment company illegally dumped dangerous chemicals in Ector County have stirred concerns over whether state agencies are doing enough to monitor and regulate hazardous waste in the drilling industry.
The CEO of the Borderplex Alliance on what El Paso needs to do to shed its reputation as a hub for low-skilled and low-wage industries, why he thinks the war in Ciudad Juárez is officially over and his thoughts on immigration reform.
New building codes aim to strengthen homes built in tornado-ravaged Moore, Oklahoma.
Experts warn that virus currently taking a heavy toll on swine herds will soon push pork prices to record levels.
Store owners watching security cameras from home spot burglary in progress and alert police.
A Texas mother and aunt are arrested after a 23 month old girl is found suffering from alcohol poisoning.
Federal aviation experts comb through the debris of deadly news helicopter accident in Seattle.
President Obama hears patriotic proposal from disabled student from Mesquite, TX.
With Obamacare enrollment among 18- to 34-year-olds lagging behind expectations nationally, pro-reform groups are targeting Texas in an effort to up their numbers.
The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals will hear arguments Wednesday in a case that could determine how courts across the state apply a new law that allows courts to consider changing scientific evidence.
Drunk driver on the run from police plows into SXSW festival crowd, killing two and injuring several more.
Search for missing continues in rubble left by fatal New York apartment building collapse.
As they put their focus squarely on the November general election, Attorney General Greg Abbott and state Sen. Wendy Davis are pushing the issue of potential conflicts of interest for officeholders into a brighter political spotlight.
Cookie-slinging crime fighters corral shoplifters.
Authorities in New York say at least 7 people died Wednesday after a gas explosion toppled two buildings in New York City.
Texas Democratic leaders tried to keep Kinky Friedman off of their November ticket, for fear voters will not take him seriously. But if he wins a runoff for agriculture commissioner in May, he might offer them their best odds for a win.
As University of Texas System regents hired consultants to help find a successor for Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa, UT-Austin's president said he would be comfortable with Health and Human Services Executive Commissioner Kyle Janek, the governor's reported favorite for the post.
Gas leak suspected in blast that toppled Harlem apartment buildings, leaving at least two dead and 24 injured.
Wright Patterson Air Force Base launches self-defense class aimed at preventing sexual assaults.
Man steal vehicle with 4-year-old inside, then carjacks more vehicles in escape attempt.
A security camera captures an explosion and fire at the Veterans Affairs hospital construction site in Aurora, Colorado.
Nearly $600,000 taken from Houston church; congregation warned to watch bank accounts.
Security Cameras capture the owner of Las Vegas puppy boutique and another man setting the store on fire with puppies still inside.
Some Texas-based advocacy groups say the release of U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s use-of-force policy for Border Patrol agents is a positive step for transparency. But they add that more could be done.
Gov. Rick Perry has ruffled feathers across the country by encouraging businesses in other states to relocate to Texas. Now, cities like Chicago and Washington, D.C., are doing the same thing at South by Southwest — right in Perry's backyard.
Jerry Patterson and Todd Staples offered differing takes on Tuesday on how the May runoff between their former lieutenant governor primary opponents — Dan Patrick and incumbent David Dewhurst — might turn out.
With the Texas governor's race in full general election mode, Democratic state Sen. Wendy Davis and her Republican opponent, Attorney General Greg Abbott, sparred on Tuesday over fair pay for women and ethics.
Clovis criminal trial attorney Jennifer Burrill recently announced her candidacy for the Ninth Judicial District Attorney for Curry and Roosevelt Counties.
Houston's Lakewood church, home of celebrity pastor Joel Osteen, robbed of $600,000 in donations.
Man sets himself on fire while attempting to destroy car.
Colorado reports $2-million in tax revenue during its first month of legal marijuana sales.
A letter from a state lawmaker asks the attorney general's office to give an opinion on whether Texas cities' bans on plastic bags are in compliance with the state’s health and safety laws. At least nine cities, including Austin, have enacted such bans.
The number of early college high schools, which allow students to get a head start on college credits without paying tuition, has surged in Texas.