The parish at McAllen's Sacred Heart Church has acted as a shelter for thousands of Central Americans crossing the border illegally into Texas. An effort to send some of its surplus donations into Mexico is facing hurdles.
Ahead of the 2015 legislative session, momentum seems to be building for more chances to earn four-year degrees at community colleges in Texas.
Texas father accused of gunning down drunk driver who killed his two sons acquitted of murder.
While receiving praise from education leaders in Austin and fending off fresh criticism about her tax return, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis promoted the latest additions to her education reform proposals.
Proposal would turn Astrodome into world's largest indoor park.
It's football season and with that come more efforts to prevent concussions and other football-related injuries for young players.
TTU announced Wednesday morning they will allow vendors to sell beer at Raider Alley.
Paleontologists and volunteers will use the next few weeks to uncover the entire skeleton of the nine-foot Columbian Mammoth.
The makers of the "Jesus Tattoo" campaign release a new campaign called "Death Row Jesus." It depicts Jesus in an orange jump suit being taken to death row with other inmates. The message is that Jesus sets prisoners free.
The state of Texas on Tuesday announced a second lawsuit against Xerox, alleging that the former contractor failed to turn over client health records relating to its operation of the state Medicaid program.
The arrival of the Texas National Guard to the border has been met with praise by some who say the state is taking the lead in securing the border. Others say the deployment is overkill that only serves to hamper the local economy.
This is the time of a political year when voters start — slowly — to pay attention to the candidates, issues and arguments ahead of a general election. But this year, there is something else to watch instead.
UPDATED: Asked why the state had delayed a transition away from lower passing standards on state exams, Texas Education Commissioner Michael Williams told state lawmakers Tuesday that classroom instruction had failed to meet the rigor demanded by the new tests.
Saying she wants to expand Texas high schoolers’ access to technical job training programs, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis announced a plan to create a Career-Technical Coordinating Board.
Dangerous cat terrorizes neighborhood attacking people, pets
A major uptick in earthquakes in Texas over the last several years has been linked to the state’s oil and gas boom. A Texas House subcommittee on seismic activity met on Monday to hear what state regulators are doing about it.
New application provides interactive link between DPS and Texans
Ben Eberle's iPod was stolen but this isn't just any ipod. It's what helped this military vet function day-to-day.
This is the first of four top prizes to be claimed for this game.
Mother, children mistakenly pulled over at gunpoint by police.
Police chief in Texas is killed during traffic stop.
Accusations about criminalizing politics go hand in hand with indictments of political figures. But prosecutors in Travis County have fumbled enough big cases to give the officeholders they chase some room for argument.
As Houston considers a radical new plan for boosting its dismally low recycling rate, some critics worry that it will continue the legacy of putting waste facilities in predominantly minority neighborhoods.
An Abilene woman is in jail Sunday after allegedly shooting at a vehicle with people inside.
Gov. Rick Perry has attacked the premise of his indictment as politically motivated “farce.” At Republican gatherings in the crucial primary state of New Hampshire, where Perry is testing public opinion ahead of a possible presidential run, some folks wore that viewpoint – literally.
A home in South Abilene is really a city pumping station that moves around eight million gallons of water each day.
Family and friends will say goodbye this weekend to a former Wichita Falls family killed in a small plane crash last weekend near Ranger, Texas.
Gov. Rick Perry might come out of his criminal indictment smelling like a rose, but he'll have to be quick about it. His hopes for another bid for president depend on ending his legal troubles quickly. Heavy campaigning for the Republican nomination will be underway in just a year.
Texas woman suing Facebook over fake profile allegedly set up in her name.
It's official: Admiral William H. McRaven, the head of the U.S. Special Operations Command, is the next chancellor of the University of Texas System. His annual salary? $1.2 million.
Amid frustration that Texas has lagged behind in taking advantage of money that became available in the wake of the Deepwater Horizon disaster in 2010, state officials announced the largest conservation land purchase in Texas history.
School districts across Texas are preparing for classes to start once again. Unlike most years, however, because of the recent influx of immigrant children, some are anticipating a higher number of immigrant children enrolling. They really won't know how many until school starts. The Austin ISD expects between 200 and 250 of those immigrant students to attend classes in the district.
Little girl flying as an unaccompanied minor reunited with her father after airline releases her to the wrong person.
The state investigation into the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas, or CPRIT, had nothing to do with Gov. Rick Perry's veto of $7.5 million in funds earmarked for the Public Integrity Unit of the Travis County district attorney's office, defense attorneys for the governor said Thursday.
UPDATED: Gov. Rick Perry, who has been using taxpayer dollars to pay the defense lawyers fighting his felony indictments, will tap campaign funds from now on, his spokesman said Wednesday night. "This is an assault on the Constitution," the spokesman said. "We don't want it to be an assault on the taxpayers as well."
Rick Perry, facing charges related to his threat to veto funding for the state's public integrity unit, has assembled his legal defense dream team. Here's a look at the strengths of both his attorneys and the prosecutor investigating him.
Texas A&M University announced on Wednesday that Aggie fans will be able to hear complete coverage of the team's football games in Spanish this season via a new radio network.
Four local residents – three from Lubbock and one from Wolfforth – were indicted Tuesday for a particularly cruel aggravated robbery case.
The UT System Board of Regents will spend the next two days hammering out the details on several key initiatives — including how to keep tuition flat and find a new president for the flagship university.
Attorney General Greg Abbott spoke this month at a conservative conference about how Texas could attract more jobs if it didn't have a business franchise tax. But Abbott isn't proposing a repeal of the tax, according to his campaign.
Two key state lawmakers from opposing parties said on Monday at a Texas Tribune event that they haven’t given up on crafting a plan that would allow Texas to collect billions of federal Medicaid dollars tied to the Affordable Care Act.
A coalition of ranchers and business owners from South Texas is pushing back against border officials who have criticized the build-up of law enforcement on the Rio Grande.
Texans for Public Justice, the liberal-leaning group that filed the complaint that led to Gov. Rick Perry's indictment last week, has a history of messing with Texas politicians. Critics have accused Texans for Public Justice of doing Democrats' dirty work, but Director Craig McDonald said the group is solely focused on accountability and ethics.
DPS increased the reward for John Arthur Volker, 50, to $13,000 for information leading to his capture if the tip comes in during the month of August.
Gov. Rick Perry, who faces an indictment related to how he has used his political powers, is defending himself on two fronts: the legal one, where he has assembled an all-star team of lawyers, and the political one, where his storyline seems to be taking hold.
After a period of soul-searching, the Livestrong Foundation announced Tuesday that it is making a major strategic move — giving a $50 million gift to the University of Texas at Austin's new Dell Medical School to create the Livestrong Cancer Institutes.
Gas leak suspected in massive blast at Texas home.
Michael McCrum, the special prosecutor who secured an indictment against Gov. Rick Perry on Friday, is described by colleagues as faithful and aggressive. One thing they don't call him is partisan.
Burglar of Texas socialite's closet claims the 'lavish' items stolen were all fakes.
There is a lot we don't know about how the prosecution of Gov. Rick Perry will take shape. The governor said he was acting within the power of his authority as he vetoed public integrity unit funding. But a grand jury came to a different conclusion. Here are five things to remember about this case and its history as things move forward.