The Texas House of Representatives said “I do” to a proposal Wednesday by Republican Jason Isaac to designate Dripping Springs as the state wedding capital.
Texas is one of nine states that automatically classify 17-year-olds as adults when they're accused of crimes. Campaigns to “raise the age” are gathering momentum in some states, and Texas is facing a spirited debate of its own.
If voters approve, some of the taxes collected on car sales would be dedicated to building and fixing highways under the first two pieces of legislation to clear the Senate this session. Teachers might also see a pay boost under the measures.
Texas states lawmaker proposes legalizing marijuana, saying "God didn't make a mistake the government needs to fix when He made marijuana."
The Tyler Police Department is searching for an East Texan who considered to be extremely dangerous.
Gun collectors, pay attention, because the Wilbarger County Sheriff's Office plans to sell a rare, fully automatic machine gun from the 1920s.
Senate leaders joined Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick to announce a plan to allow lawmakers to cut property taxes and pay down the state's debt without busting the state’s politically charged spending cap.
Leesa Swafford, 57, called Lubbock County Sheriff's Office early Tuesday morning to report that her next door neighbor of over 20 years had shot and killed her son's one year old dog.
U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Rio Grande Valley Sector saved the lives of seven undocumented immigrants on Monday evening.
The University of Texas System Board of Regents will meet Wednesday to discuss who will replace Bill Powers as president of UT-Austin, but sources cautioned the board might not reach an immediate decision on a lone finalist.
When Gov. Greg Abbott named improving pre-kindergarten programs as a top priority, it signaled a dramatic move in the state’s approach to early education. But so far, the change has been mostly in tone.
Here's some free advice to anyone hoping to see some love in the next state budget: Get in line. Tax cuts are at the front of the queue.
The Texas attorney general’s office said Tuesday that President Obama’s own actions should convince a federal judge to keep a controversial immigration plan on hold.
As a key Senate committee prepares to hear public testimony on tax cut proposals Wednesday, senators expressed strong interest in repealing the state's unpopular margins tax on businesses, which has raised $4.7 billion annually.
After a recent report showed that some University of Texas at Austin applicants received help securing admittance over the admissions office’s objections, conservative activists are calling Texans at home and asking them to take action.
After a week of legislative chaos over funding the Department of Homeland Security, a Republican group is running ads in U.S. Rep. Louie Gohmert's East Texas district, looking to build support for a DHS funding bill.
Virtual learning, A through F school ratings and teacher quality were among the topics covered by broad slate of education reform bills announced by Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and Education Chairman Larry Taylor Thursday.
For the third time in four days a Houston-area child has been shot.
Sunday, CBP officers made a large drug bust at the El Paso port of entry.
Abilene police respond to an assault involving an ax in north Abilene.
The United States Supreme Court on Monday denied a petition from death row inmate Joe Franco Garza of Lubbock.
U.S. CBP, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Pharr International Bridge arrested a Reynosa, Tamaulipas, Mexico man in connection with a failed smuggling attempt of $420,580 worth of alleged cocaine.
Personal attendants help the elderly and disabled with daily tasks ranging from rising and eating to bathing and going to the bathroom. For that, the state pays them about $8 an hour. Gov. Greg Abbott and some fiscal conservatives want to raise their wages.
The state has worked for decades to halt the proliferation of colonias, but it has no way to declassify communities that have outgrown the colonia description.
As state officials rush to announce tax cuts, a former mayor now in the Senate is pleading for a little restraint and a return to pay-as-you-go government.t
When patients in Texas turn 18, they have to give the state permission to keep their vaccination records in its electronic registry. Otherwise they're expunged. But some lawmakers and doctors are attempting to change that.
The border security bill unveiled by House Republicans on Monday is supposed to end the sporadic surges and establish a systematic, consistent state law enforcement presence on the border.
The new chief watchdog for the Texas Health and Human Services Commission told lawmakers Monday he plans to right the embattled department by going after fraud and waste outside and inside the $37 billion state social services empire.
The US Coast Guard rescued two fishermen in consecutive cases in Matagorda Bay, Texas.
Residents who are eligible can skip the trip to the office completely by using Texas.gov to renew their license or identification card.
A Democratic state lawmaker on Monday kicked off efforts to force a discussion about climate change in Texas, but he faces an uphill battle in a state where most Republican leaders don't believe it is a problem.
Leading Texas Republicans on Monday asked the Obama administration for greater flexibility to administer Medicaid — a move that has gotten little traction in the past — while reiterating that they would not participate in an expansion of the program under the Affordable Care Act.
Currently, 23 states and the District of Columbia have implemented laws legalizing marijuana in some form. Texas native Lydia Decker, 47, has been fighting lawmakers to add the Lone Star State to the list since 2010.
13-year-old Zach Wilkinson beat Hodgkin's Lymphoma once, only to have it return within 6-weeks. He and his mother Amy are continuing their fight and now the Lubbock community is joining in by buying t-shirts.
The reward for Eusebio DeLeon, 42, a Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitive and this month’s featured fugitive, has been increased to $10,000 for information leading to his capture in March
U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) issued a statement commemorating Texas Independence Day.
Houston professor Lex Frieden played a key role in the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act. On the law's 25th anniversary, Frieden, who has used a wheelchair for decades, reflects on sweeping changes in accessibility — and challenges that remain.
Sen. Rand Paul won his third consecutive Conservative Political Action Conference straw poll Saturday, dashing the hopes of U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, who came in third, and former Gov. Rick Perry, who placed eleventh.
After years of budget cuts, raids on dedicated funding and deferred maintenance, rats, bats, leaking roofs and audible bathroom sounds are the new normal in state government.
In a major victory for insurance companies, the Texas Supreme Court said Friday that injured workers can't sue for damages in workers' compensation claims even when the insurer intentionally misrepresents their policies, or uses the criminal justice system to punish them.
Rick Perry spoke at the CPAC conference on Friday morning, presenting the former governor a chance to reset the table before the conservative base and the national press after his disastrous 2012 bid.
Texas voters overwhelmingly favor government-required vaccinations for children, according to the latest University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll. And they rank vouchers lowest among a set of options for improving public education.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers made an unexpected discovery on Wednesday when they located a woman hiding inside of a small compartment in a pickup truck entering the U.S. from Mexico.
Border Patrol agents seized $1.5 million dollars worth of marijuana in three separate bust on Tuesday.
A Border Patrol agent, making an arrest of a brush guide, is assaulted by being bit.
The oil and gas industry has driven the economy in both Midland and Odessa. Analysts say both cities have had top performing economies in the United States.
Texans are divided along partisan lines over the state's policy offering in-state tuition for undocumented immigrants educated in Texas high schools. Ending the policy is popular with Republicans, according to the latest University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll.
The Texas Department of Agriculture is supposed to ensure consumers aren't getting ripped off by fuel pumps, retail scanners or other measuring devices. But the agency is so cash-strapped that consumers are getting "screwed" due to a lack of oversight, the agency's new commissioner says.
Senators grilled Gov. Greg Abbott's appointees to the University of Texas System Board of Regents for more than five hours on Thursday, publicly rehashing the drama that has plagued the system's flagship university in recent years.
At CPAC, the annual meeting of conservative firebrands, Sen. Ted Cruz delivered a presidential pitch that highlighted his willingness to take on fellow Republicans in the name of the conservative cause. He also had a choice shot for Bill Clinton.