Texas officials are seeking more information on the federal government's plans to potentially take control of 90,000 acres of land long managed by North Texans.
A TX woman is the victim of a bizarre accident at Six Flags over Texas.
Mom recalls fighting back in dog attack on two-year-old daughter.
Boy who saved money for a PS4 buys smoke detectors for neighbors instead.
State Rep. Stefani Carter might have had an easy time seeking re-election to her seat in House District 102. But after she reversed a decision to run a statewide campaign for railroad commissioner, she re-entered what had become a crowded contest for her House seat. Now she's in a tight spot heading into her May runoff with Linda Koop.
Behind bars, art can be an important form of expression for women who have suffered from trauma, drug addiction or mental illness. Advocates plan to ask lawmakers for more money to provide inmates with art supplies and art therapy.
Woman struck and killed while helping friend search roadside for lost keys.
A man accused of lurking over a child's crib after breaking into a family's home has been charged.
For decades, water wars have been rare in East Texas, where annual rainfall can be twice that of West Texas. But as drought keeps its grip on the entire state, the Brazos River is bucking that trend, forcing regulators to scrutinize its users in ways that could have implications for many in-demand Texas waterways.
Lawmakers have a hard job when money is tight and they're writing state budgets. It's even harder when they have all the money they need.
Before the end of the school year, nearly 400,000 eighth-graders will have chosen a career track as part of Texas' new high school graduation requirements. The changes already have some students — and their counselors — on edge.
In a letter on Thursday, University of North Texas System Chancellor Lee Jackson suggested that multiple issues with the system's financial accounting are not "long-lasting or permanently damaging."
Some new numbers released today from a new Texas Tech survey showing some very interesting findings about where Texans stand politically on issues like gay marriage, immigration and who will be the next Governor of Texas.
A year ago this week a massive blast at a TX plant killed 15 and injured dozens.
Polygamist sect members remove belongings and leaving Warren Jeffs ranch as state takes possession of property.
Man steals car with family's 3 kids inside; kids reunited with parents.
Politics is full of turnarounds, double-crosses and strategic misunderstandings. But a big business group's decision to switch sides in the race for lieutenant governor was a rare exhibition of political hardball.
Former state Rep. Mark Shelton and Tea Party favorite Konni Burton are vying in a Republican runoff election for the state Senate seat left open by Wendy Davis. It's a swing district that both political parties are paying close attention to.
In Garland, north of Dallas, two dozen teachers are on the verge of losing their jobs after the school district's foreign teacher recruitment practices drew federal scrutiny. Garland, however, isn't the only district in the state facing teacher visa problems.
In keeping with a recent and often controversial trend of public universities seeking savings by consolidating services, the Texas A&M University System announced a plan overhaul its IT infrastructure.
Democrats are playing defense after a former border sheriff pleaded guilty to federal charges. The news comes after a firestorm over comments Greg Abbott made likening corruption near the Rio Grande to “third-world” conditions.
U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) issued a following statement on the one year anniversary of the explosion in West, TX.
Longtime tourism industry professional Jerry Holt of Traders Village was named the 2014 recipient of the Gene Phillips Hospitality Award from the Texas Department of Transportation.
The same voters who responded well to George W. Bush's education policies oppose one of its main components: the standardized tests introduced to make schools more accountable.
Orange County, TX names April "Confederate History and Heritage Month".
During a debate on immigration this week, Republican lieutenant governor candidate Dan Patrick appeared to move away from divisive immigration rhetoric that has drawn fire in the past.
Following the release of a special counsel's report laying out possible grounds for University of Texas System Regent Wallace Hall's impeachment, a legislative committee is proceeding cautiously as it determines its next steps. Emotions on both sides of the debate are high.
A federal judge has denied an El Paso abortion clinic temporary relief from a new state requirement that physicians who provide abortions obtain hospital admitting privileges.
Houston consultant Allen Blakemore on Wednesday evening confirmed that his firm’s bookkeeper created a political committee called Boats 'N Hoes PAC. Blakemore said the committee will be immediately dissolved.
A man is choked and eventually dies due to a road rage incident in Houston, Texas.
As a major crude oil bottleneck moves from Oklahoma to the Texas gulf coast, many domestic drillers are ramping up their calls for the repeal of U.S. laws banning most overseas crude exports.
More than $1.6 million from recovery funds now approved for West, TX families.
A state appeals court has thwarted a challenge to a low-level radioactive waste disposal site in West Texas in a ruling that signals growing difficulties for those trying to scrutinize the decisions of Texas' environmental regulators.
Two separate rampage shootings within five years at Killeen’s Fort Hood Army base have sparked renewed discussion over whether those on military bases in Texas should be able to carry concealed handguns. And now, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, is seeking a congressional hearing on the matter.
Texas lawmakers working to prevent another deadly explosion.
Officer uses stun gun on student to break up fight.
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.
Gift will establish center to support student recruitment, retention and diversity in Whitacre College of Engineering.
A possible tornado touches down in Lovelady, Texas.
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.
San Antonio ranks sixth among U.S. cities in installed solar power capacity, and Austin ranks 16th, according to a new report.
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.
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.