Police say a drunk man threatened and assaulted a police officer while getting booked into jail.
Officials have sent the body to Tarrant county for an autopsy, Odessa police say.
California's record-setting drought is putting many avocado farmers out of business.
The House and Senate have some differences over which taxes to cut, but their plans have one thing in common: When they trickle down to average taxpayers, the benefits are small. t
Three bills up for House committee hearings Wednesday would lower the penalties for possessing small amounts of pot in Texas. A fourth would decriminalize pot entirely.
A Brownsville-based federal judge on Tuesday denied the Obama administration’s request to let a controversial immigration program proceed while the issue plays out in the courts.
Most Texas school districts would see increased funding under proposed changes to the state's public education funding system, House Public Education Chairman Jimmie Don Aycock, R-Killeen, said Tuesday.
Former Gov. Rick Perry, courting faith-based voters in South Carolina, emphasized "second chances" Tuesday as he spoke at a Christian college.
Rep. Borris Miles threatened to "beat up" a plainclothes DPS trooper while the lawman was guarding Attorney General Ken Paxton during a meeting at an Austin steakhouse, according to a report obtained by The Texas Tribune.
A handful of Democrats on Tuesday asked the House Business and Industry Committee to support a package of bills that would increase the minimum wage in Texas.
Restaurant chain forced to pay $250,000 to a former waitress after arbitrator finds the chain's "image policy" discriminates against African-Americans.
Michigan attorney creates secret, secure cannabis growing warehouse for medical marijuana users.
State Rep. Kyle Kacal has introduced legislation that he hopes would prevent another accident like the explosion of a West fertilizer plant in 2013 that killed 15 and injured more than 200.
The Texas House on Tuesday approved a resolution calling for a constitutional election over whether to send surplus dollars from the Rainy Day Fund into a new account to pay down state debt.
The Texas DPS has added James Lee Matley, 40, to the Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitives list, and a cash reward up to $7,500 is now being offered for information leading to his capture.
According to the DPS, the accident occurred on Gettysburg Road, approximately 3 miles south of Odessa, at 10:30 a.m.
A Coleman man will spend the rest of his life in prison for a sexual assault charge.
A Texas teen is arrested on theft charges after his friend commits suicide with a stolen gun.
The Abilene Police Department has identified three possible victims related to the arrest of Jeff Forrest, the former Abilene church worker charged with sexual assault of a child.
Officials say the pilot told passengers he wouldn't be able to land because the runway lights had been turned off and no one was at the airport to turn them on.
In less than ten days taxes are due to the IRS and that has many people rushing to get them finished on time to avoid penalties.
Experts say shifting demographics and the digital age are having a big impact on the market for baseball cards.
Utah artist says social media is contributing to an increase in vandalism of ancient petroglyphs.
Justice of the Peace Karen Davis had ruled the cause of death of a student as a suicide.
Two reports have criticized Health Commissioner Kyle Janek’s leadership. Three state lawmakers have called for his resignation. And a contract awarded to a vendor on his watch is under investigation. What's a new governor to do?
The Texas Legislature has spent much of the current session scrutinizing state agency budgets. A bill up in the House on Tuesday would add an additional layer of review to make sure state revenue is being spent correctly.
For nearly two decades, the state of Texas has been trying to shut down Isis Brantley's hair braiding business. Prodded by a federal court, state lawmakers are now considering exempting hair braiders from regulation and leaving Brantley alone.
U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., is readying his presidential campaign — and his political play for the Lone Star State.
Border Patrol agents seized more 1,300 pounds of marijuana hidden in a trailer full of goats.
Many conservatives elected last November, promised to repeal the law.
More details have been released about the arrest of a former Abilene church worker who is charged with sexual assault of a child.
A Wichita Falls police detective says a 19-year-old woman told him she needed help after she was arrested for sexually assaulting a 6-year-old girl.
Shallowater ISD released a statement Monday that a teacher/coach is on administrative leave following allegations of an incident with a student during an athletic period.
Former Gov. Rick Perry visited South Carolina's military college on Monday in a bid to show that his personal background undergirds his foreign policy. The likely 2016 presidential candidate vowed to "invalidate" whatever nuclear deal President Obama ultimately strikes with Iran.
Harlingen Police arrested 32-year-old Daniel Puga Jr. after a report of an assault in a parking lot early Wednesday morning.
A bill banning so-called “sanctuary cities” in Texas – the common term for local entities that do not enforce immigration laws — advanced out of a Senate subcommittee on Monday.
Blue Bell Ice Cream has suspended operations at its plant in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma to find out what led to some products becoming contaminated with Listeria.
The meeting comes after Hall asked to visit with one of the investigators from Kroll Associates, which found that Powers helped secure college admittance for some students over the objections of the admissions office.
Convicted bank robber Billy Ray Wood, 21, of Littlefield was already headed back to prison, but on Thursday a federal judge added even more prison time.
Lubbock-based Plains Cotton Growers quotes the U.S. Department of Agriculture as saying Texas cotton growers are expected to plant about 5.7 million acres of upland cotton in 2015.
Stanley Harper is charged with burglary of a habitation with intent to commit another felony and interference with an emergency telephone call.
Republican lawmakers backing open carry and guns on campus are heading in the wrong direction for many black and Hispanic Texans who would prefer stricter gun laws, polling shows. It's another disconnect with minorities the GOP might regret.
Legislators frustrated and angry with public corruption prosecutions in Travis County want to move them somewhere else. But the problems are likely to tag along: It's always hard to prosecute the people who pay for the prosecutors.
A set of bills from conservative lawmakers would make it illegal for people to use the bathroom other than the one designated for their gender assigned at birth. Members of the transgender community say the legislation specifically targets them and even places a bounty on their heads.
The grants will serve homeless and at-risk Veteran families as part of the Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) program.
The federal government will auction three local properties that made the news when they were used in a multi-million fraud cause.
A driver who police say drove off after hitting another car now faces several charges.
A 17-year-old is behind bars after police say they chased him down and tased him early this morning.
The Texas Senate has touted its plans for cuts to property and business taxes publicly. The House has some alternatives, but it is way behind in the race to build public support.
A public records request has added another twist to the Rick Perry legal saga, with special prosecutors now suing Attorney General Ken Paxton to keep confidential detailed invoices that would show who they interviewed while building their case.