Former Gov. Rick Perry took his case for the GOP presidential nomination to the nation’s capital Thursday, arguing that it is the Republican party’s moral and historical duty to court black voters.
Texas is set to receive another $788 million stemming from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill under a settlement between BP, the federal government and five Gulf Coast states.
DPS has added Michael Thomas Osborn, 46, to the Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitives list
Many of the providers in a state program that gives engaged Texans a discount on a marriage license if they take a premarital counseling course do not plan to open up the classes to same-sex couples. State lawmakers created Twogether in Texas in 2007.
Reacting to last week's rulings on gay marriage and the Affordable Care Act, presidential candidate and U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz suggested holding retention elections that could knock Supreme Court justices off the bench. Sounds good, right?
A second super PAC is now supporting Rick Perry's campaign for the White House. The new group, called Opportunity and Freedom I, joins the Opportunity and Freedom PAC in an effort to boost the former governor's presidential bid.
Ken Paxton's legal troubles — stemming for his admission last year that he violated state securities law — may be getting more serious. A special prosecutor says he plans to start presenting evidence in less than a month seeking to indict the attorney general for first-degree felony securities fraud.
The Texas Democratic and Republican parties are finalizing plans to allocate all their national convention delegates on presidential primary day in 2016. For the Democrats, it's a break from tradition, and for the Republicans, it's a return to normal.
In light of the Supreme Court's ruling on Friday that same-sex marriage is protected by the U.S. Constitution, the Texas attorney general's office has conceded a separate legal challenge to the state's ban on same-sex marriage. That challenge had been left pending in federal appeals court.
Texas man faces up to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to hate crime attack.
FAA approves license for Houston spaceport at Ellington Airport.
A 75-year-old grandmother in Brownwood, Texas has survived after being trapped in a Texas ravine for two days in her crashed car.
His father's youthful misguided allegiance to Fidel Castro, the overdose death of a half-sister and blunt observations on Congress and fellow Republicans are all contained between the covers of a memoir released as Ted Cruz runs for president.
The Tribune identified 28 schools in Texas named after Confederate leaders Robert E. Lee, Jefferson Davis, Stonewall Jackson and Albert Sidney Johnston. Of those, four have a majority of white students.
Soda machines and deep fat fryers are now allowed back in Texas public schools, thanks to Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller's reversal of a 10-year ban. But many school districts say they have no appetite for reinstating the unhealthy choices for students.
As of Wednesday, public employers including Texas agencies and universities will allow current and retired gay and lesbian employees to enroll their same-sex spouses in the same benefit programs and services available to opposite-sex couples.
One year old Logan was stung by a Striped Bark Scorpion on his birthday, his mother says Midland Memorial Hospital denied the baby care, Thursday night.
Now that the U.S. Supreme Court has legalized same-sex marriage, family law attorneys are gearing up to make sure Texas birth certificates reflect the ruling and allow same-sex couples who have or adopt children to get full parental rights.
As the glow from Permian Basin work sites hinders research and amateur stargazing at the McDonald Observatory in far West Texas, some companies are calling on their colleagues to address the problem.
On the first day of legal same-sex marriage, more than 630 same-sex couples were issued marriage licenses in 10 of the state's largest counties. But keeping track of how many licenses are issued over time may prove difficult.
Texas is challenging the EPA's new "Waters of the U.S." rule, which is aimed at better defining the the scope of bodies of water protected under the Clean Water Act. Critics say the rule will lead to more regulation and a takeover of private property.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement will implement new guidelines designed to better protect transgender people in immigration detention facilities, the agency announced Monday.
Three days after the Supreme Court legalized gay marriage nationwide, some Texas county clerks are refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
Now that same-sex marriage is legal, gay rights activists are setting their sights on pushing for more protections for LGBT people. In front of the Texas Capitol, activists vowed to target discrimination in areas including employment and housing.
Father dives into water to save son after alligator attack in Texas lake.
While 38% of Americans said the U.S. was the best country in the world in 2011, that number fell to 28% in 2014.
The following items are compiled from recent Texas Parks and Wildlife Department law enforcement reports.
A coalition of states including Texas has defeated the Environmental Protection Agency in a battle over major regulations on mercury, acid gases and other toxic metals emissions that spew from power plants, including many plants in Texas.
The U.S. Supreme Court said Monday that it will rehear a challenge to the school’s admissions rules, which allow for the use of race in some decisions. The court had heard the same case two years ago and sent it back to an appeals court. The court is now indicating that it wants to have final say on the issue.
Ernest Ray Zavala, 33, was taken into custody by authorities in Hobbs early Sunday morning, according to the Lubbock County Sheriffs Office.
U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz is digging in his heels in an increasingly bitter spat with Karl Rove, a longtime adviser to Texas' most famous family in politics — a family now fielding former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush against Cruz in the 2016 presidential race.
Can't find consensus among state political leaders in the wake of a momentous wave of news? Maybe that's because they can't find it among voters.
As expectations rise for Ted Cruz's presidential bid in his home state, the Republican senator says the Texas primary is important to him — but that his campaign is already looking far beyond it.
While Texas continues its demographic march into diversity, only one city — El Paso — requires its 911 emergency call takers to be fluent in English and Spanish. Other cities are striving to keep up with the need to handle emergency calls in a wide range of languages.
The U.S. Supreme Court settled the core question of same-sex marriage — it is a constitutional right and states must recognize those unions — but the political and culture debate will rage on.
Texas' Republican leaders suffered a historic loss on Friday when the U.S. Supreme Court held that state bans on gay marriage are unconstitutional. But social conservatives vowed not to go down without a fight over religious liberty.
An investigation into possible negligence is underway after a child drowns.
Police are searching for a suspect after a woman in shot at during an apparent road rage incident.
Texas couple charged with animal cruelty for neglecting, starving dozens of horses.
The agency responsible for enforcing environmental laws in Texas is paying a private company $1.65 million to conduct research to challenge forthcoming U.S. Environmental Protection Agency restrictions on ozone pollution, which exacerbates asthma, lung and heart disease.
It was a mostly new cast of characters in the Texas Senate, a chamber historically ruled by seniority, that flexed its political muscle to stop a statewide texting-while-driving ban this year.
James Wetherbe of Texas Tech University is the rare professor who thinks tenure is terrible. His opinions have him tangled up in a long-running lawsuit against the university where he teaches.
The GOP's Tea Party wing has made serious inroads into Texas state offices, but the movement has come up short when it comes to congressional elections, failing to field candidates with serious chances of ousting incumbent U.S. House members.
If the Supreme Court rules that same-sex marriage bans are unconstitutional, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton wants county clerks to hold off on issuing marriage licenses to such couples until his office has given them direction.
Milton Rister, executive director of the Texas Railroad Commission, plans to leave the agency on Aug. 31, according to a letter he sent to commissioners.
State Rep. Scott Turner, the Frisco Republican who unsuccessfully ran for speaker this year, has decided not to seek re-election.
Flag hanging from Houston, Texas home set ablaze.
The biggest federal housing subsidy program in Texas — which awarded $9.7 billion in tax credits from 1990 to 2011 — effectively has been reinforcing segregated housing, the U.S. Supreme Court found Thursday.
Texas voters — especially conservative voters — are uneasy about domestic use of the U.S. military by the federal government, and many think the governor was right to dispatch the Texas State Guard to watch the Jade Helm exercises in Central Texas, according to the latest University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll.
If they finish their sentences and comply with any terms of parole, Texans convicted on felony drug charges soon will be able to receive food stamps, though another strike will put them back under a lifetime ban.