Monopolies are bad for consumers, both sides fighting over whether Tesla Motors should be allowed to sell its cars directly to Texans agreed Wednesday. But monopoly is in the eye of the beholder.
After state Rep. Poncho Nevárez kicked gun advocates out of his Capitol office, he received death threats. On Wednesday, Texas House members wore "I'm Poncho" stickers to show support for Nevárez.
Four years after a legislative effort to keep Planned Parenthood from receiving state dollars for health care for low-income women, the Texas Senate is back at it — this time over funding for breast and cervical cancer screenings.
Officer Jason Self with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice has been released from University Medical Center in Lubbock according to a statement Wednesday from TDCJ.
In the wake of a contracting scandal at Texas' top health agency, Gov. Greg Abbott has sent a letter to the heads of all state agencies outlining reforms to the bidding and procurement processes.
A man claiming to be part of the hacktivist group Anonymous said the city of Longview should expect more cyberattacks if surveillance video of a 17-year-old being shot by police officers in their station lobby isn’t released.
Security camera shows UPS delivery driver toss package, then urinate on side of house.
A sophisticated bank robbery ring is busted. Now more than a dozen people face charges in a crime spree that stretched across east Texas. Many are behind bars but a few remain on the loose.
Truck driver gets pinned inside vehicle after car crash.
A 19-year-old transplant recipient celebrates Dad and the medical staff who performed her surgery by bringing lunch to to the Methodist Specialty and Transplant Outreach Clinic In Lubbock.
While a judge Tuesday refused to throw out the indictments against former Gov. Rick Perry, his ruling pointed out some significant problems with the legal underpinnings of the case. Prosecutors are being given a chance to shore up their arguments.
While it's still to be seen how Gov. Greg Abbott will move forward with the state's economic development tools, a team made up of a coalition of municipal economic development organizations is announcing a new effort to recruit businesses to Texas.
Border Patrol agents have seized more than $4.3 million dollars worth of cocaine. On Tuesday, January 27th a Border Patrol unit pulled over a vehicle traveling West of Jackson Road on Military Highway.
Jury selection begins for the trial involving families of victims from the 2012 train tragedy in Midland.
Nanny terrified to learn someone has hacked into baby monitor camera and is watching her every move.
A judge on Tuesday rejected former Gov. Rick Perry’s attempt to throw out a two-count indictment against him, saying it's too early in the case to challenge the constitutionality of the charges.
The Texas Railroad Commission is overhauling its media policy, striking language that mentions punishment for agency employees who relay incorrect information to news outlets.
So far in 2015, DPS and other agencies have arrested five Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitives and Sex Offenders, and $10,500 in rewards has been paid for tips that resulted in arrests.
Officials took Kelley Modisette, 45, into custody for manufacture delivery of a controlled substance. She was booked into the Angelina County Jail on $5,000 bond.
Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick cast doubt Tuesday on the possibility that a bill legalizing the open carry of handguns could pass during the current legislative session.
When it comes to contracting, state agencies struggle with shopping for a vendor and monitoring that vendor's performance, the Texas State Auditor's office says in a new report.
On Tuesday the father of missing Texas Tech student said his son had been located and recovered safely.
A teenager who was shot in the lobby of the Longview Police Department reportedly suffered from mental illnesses.
Nearly two weeks after the House's base budget was released, Senate Finance Chairwoman Jane Nelson presented the Senate's plan, which she said sets aside $3 billion for "meaningful" property tax relief for Texas homeowners.
The Texas Department of Criminal Justice is facing a scathing report and several lawsuits contending that correctional staff at a Huntsville prison regularly neglect, abuse and even violently beat prisoners with disabilities — with little to no consequences.
A clerk for Stripes Convenience Store was fired Monday after assisting Lubbock Police in tracking down and arresting David John Holt, 23, Sunday morning.
For months the Midland Police Department has been investigating reports of a peeping tom, creeping around homes in one Midland neighborhood.
Trial for the Nov. 15, 2012 fatal train accident in Midland began with jury selection Monday.
It all started with one card and one child with a dream. Savannah Solis, a fourth grader at Kissam Elementary school in Tyler, began making and sending thank you cards to local police officers.
A federal judge ruled Monday that it is unconstitutional for Texas to deny free university tuition to a veteran who is a Texas resident now, but lived in another state when he enlisted. The decision could cost the state untold millions.
After pounding immigration issues hard during their campaigns, Republicans including Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick are on the hook to kill in-state tuition for undocumented students. Its survival may come down to the business lobby, and wily House Democrats.
It's a bribe when a lobbyist gives a public official something of value in exchange for a decision or a vote or some other official act. But there's an exception in Texas law that might surprise you.
Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick has formed a new advisory board to focus on border security, education reform and tax relief. Its members? Tea Party leaders from across the state.
More than a thousand Texas bikers descended on the Capitol on Monday to present lawmakers with their legislative agenda for this session. Not surprisingly, they want looser traffic laws for motorcyclists.
Winning a large share of the Hispanic vote in Texas will be crucial for Texas-affiliated Republican presidential hopefuls. As the candidates tiptoe toward the 2016 starting gate, experts helped the Tribune handicap their chances with this critical voting bloc.
The Texas House officially approved a resolution on Monday inviting Gov. Greg Abbott to deliver his State of the State address before a joint session of the Texas Legislature on Feb. 17 at 11 a.m.
A preliminary autopsy released today shows a 17-year-old girl killed by police last week died of gunshot wounds to her trunk and upper body.
On a campaign swing through central Iowa, former Gov. Rick Perry presented himself to Jewish voters as a man of the world — one who toured Israel and Auschwitz as governor and remains friendly with foreign leaders.
As fights brew in several Texas cities over nondiscrimination ordinances protecting gay people, state lawmakers are poised to dive into the fray. Since 2013, San Antonio, Houston and Plano have passed ordinances that offer lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people certain protections against discrimination.
Witness expresses outrage after man fatally shoots dog at Texas dog park, claiming the animal was being too rough with his pet.
The family of Gordon Fang-Wong, 19, the Texas Tech University freshman that was reported missing a week ago, is heading to California with ransom money and weapons, in an effort to track down their son.
The session stipends for legislators are set to rise, and because of a loophole in Texas law, that would mean lobbyists could spend more on legislators without saying whom they are wining and dining. Lobbyists must still report expenses. But they don't have to name the legislators they entertained — unless they exceed a threshold.
More black and Hispanic students in Dallas pass Advanced Placement exams than in any other part of the country. That's no accident, thanks to the National Math and Science Initiative, which has been working in Dallas schools for a decade.
In 2011, Rick Perry swept into Iowa late and unprepared. Nearly four years later, back in the Hawkeye State as he flirts with another presidential bid, he's making one thing clear: There will be no "Oops" moment this time around.
A pair of drug seizures ends with Starr County Sheriff's deputies in possession of nearly a ton of marijuana.
TxDOT is collecting feedback on a total of 201 projects across the state, including several in our area that will be the first to be partly funded with Proposition 1 funds voters approved last November.
Odessa police say a man dragged a woman by her hair from inside a home into his car before driving off with her on Wednesday.
The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has added one fugitive and two sex offenders to the Texas 10 Most Wanted lists.
Former Comptroller Susan Combs, who is off the list of statewide elected officeholders for the first time since 1999, still has a sizable political treasury and a desire to make voters out of conservative Texans who don't pay attention to politics.
Keeping up with the ins and outs of the state budgeting process can be tricky. Here's a look at where Texas gets its money and how exactly it's spent.