At a San Antonio City Council hearing on a $3.4 billion contract that would pipe 16 billion gallons of water a year into the city, residents called for more time before a vote to buy some of the most expensive water ever sold in Texas.
Hopes are riding on a new effort in which tour buses will come to Ciudad Juárez regularly from El Paso. Officials want the tours to help shed Juárez's image as a danger zone and showcase the city as a destination for area tourists.
As news of Ebola victim Thomas Eric Duncan's death broke on Wednesday, grief and alarm spread through the Dallas neighborhood of Vickery Meadow, where Duncan had visited before he died.
As the banks of many of Texas' rivers and bayous crumble and erode, a debate is raging among conservationists: Should they engineer a change or let nature take its course?
Candidates for three of the eight major statewide races on this year’s November ballot appear likely to reach Election Day without ever engaging in a debate with their opponent. Televised debates were recently scheduled for the races for U.S. Senate and state comptroller.
This isn’t going to go down as a year when big ideas and political celebrity decided the elections. It’ll go down as a referendum on the Democrat who has been in the White House for the last six years.
The University of Texas System on Wednesday launched a major overhaul of its interactive website that provides salary and debt information for graduates of its institutions.
As the first known Ebola patient in the U.S. continued to fight for his life at a Dallas hospital, public health officials and doctors told Texas lawmakers in the state Capitol on Tuesday that an outbreak of the virus is extremely unlikely.
A coalition aiming to encourage commercial and industrial property owners in Texas to invest in energy and water efficiency says it has made major progress.
Attorney General Greg Abbott pulled in more than a dozen six-figure donations, spent about $200,000 a day and still had more than $30 million in the bank for the final stretch of the Texas governor’s race.
When federal appellate judges ruled last week that the state could enforce strict new abortion restrictions while a legal challenge winds its way through the courts, Texas was left with just eight abortion clinics authorized to perform the procedure. While many Texas women now live hundreds of miles away from such facilities, some may still have another option: their doctor’s office.
A federal agency is reviewing arrangements between private Texas hospitals and local government entities to ensure they did not violate a rule that allowed the state to draw down federal dollars to cover health care for the uninsured.
In the wake of what some have called a botched response to the first known case of Ebola in the United States, Texas lawmakers will meet Tuesday afternoon in Austin to examine the state's public health infrastructure.
After a federal appeals court ruled that the state could temporarily enforce new requirements for abortion facilities, Texas abortion providers are looking to the U.S. Supreme Court.
U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz called Monday for amending the U.S. Constitution to prevent either the federal government or the U.S. Supreme Court from overturning a state's ban on same-sex marriage.
Gov. Rick Perry is calling on the federal government to screen people for Ebola and set up "quarantine stations" at U.S. points of entry. Saying "there were mistakes made" in the handling of the first U.S. Ebola patient, Perry also announced the creation of a state task force to better prepare for infectious disease outbreaks.
Thirteen sparsely populated Permian Basin counties are considering a water company's plan to secure groundwater for the region from Val Verde County, hundreds of miles south of the region. But some say such endeavors can hurt the ecosystem of the region losing water.
This fall semester, for the first time, all public universities in Texas were required to offer incoming students the option of a payment plan that fixed their tuition at a particular rate for four years. But student interest has proved mixed.
Thanks to a tough examination from the State Auditor's Office, the Texas Enterprise Fund has become an election issue. But it was an issue before now, and will be an issue during the next legislative session.
In a new report, the Texas Sunset Advisory Commission recommended that the state’s health and human services system undergo a massive overhaul. Here are five takeaways from the Sunset Commission's report.
The University of Texas System regents on Friday unanimously backed the administration of the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in the wake of a challenge to its handling of faculty.
A Texas parole commissioner has been indicted for tampering with a government record after a lawyer complained that at least five inmates were denied parole after she falsely said they had refused to sit for required interviews.
Fifty Dallas-area people now require close monitoring for possible contraction of the Ebola virus, state officials said Friday afternoon — up from the initial number of 18 that they had given Wednesday.
Lawyers for Gov. Rick Perry on Friday requested that the indictment against the governor be dismissed, saying the special prosecutor in the case was never properly sworn in.
As Gov. Rick Perry enters the last months of his 14 years in the state's top job, his troubles are piling up and the allies and colleagues who have often rallied to his side are turning their attention to other things.
On Nov. 4, Austin will undergo a major change in how it elects its city council. Voters will now elect council members from 10 districts, plus a mayor citywide, possibly opening the door for a more racially and ideologically diverse board.
Nordheim, population 307, is the site of one of the first organized protests in the heart of the Eagle Ford. Many of its residents are fighting to keep out a massive disposal facility for oil and gas waste — a sight that could become more common as energy producers search for places to dispose of their leftovers.
As it hears arguments in an appeal of a federal judge’s decision overturning new requirements for Texas abortion facilities, a three-judge panel of the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Thursday that the state could enforce the requirements in the meantime. That means eight or fewer abortion clinics in Texas will be able to stay open.
Jack Stick, the top lawyer for the Health and Human Services Commission, asked an Austin judge on Thursday to suppress evidence in his DWI case, while prosecutors said blood test results proved his arrest two years ago was proper.
The Obama administration deported a record-breaking 438,421 people in 2013, an increase of about 20,000 from 2012. That included about 198,400 immigrants with criminal records.
Ebola was the talk of Vickery Meadow in northeast Dallas on Wednesday. The refugee-rich neighborhood has a significant West African population — and it’s where a man was visiting before he became the first person in the U.S. diagnosed with Ebola.
State officials have characterized the response to an Ebola diagnosis in Dallas as top-notch, but medical experts argue that the state’s public health infrastructure may be vulnerable.
While a federal judge in Corpus Christi mulls whether the state's requirement to show photo ID to cast a ballot violates the Voting Rights Act, a judge on the highest criminal appeals court in Texas has sued the state over its voter ID law.
For several years, residents in Maverick County have waged a war against a company that wants to mine low-grade coal on 6,300 acres of land in this impoverished borderland. A recent twist in the saga is giving them new hope.
Students at the University of Houston are seeking to revive a proposal that would require many freshmen to live on campus. A similar plan was scrapped by university administrators after pushback from state Sen. John Whitmire, D-Houston.
Republican gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott leads Democratic opponent Wendy Davis by 9 percentage points, 49 percent to 40 percent, according to the latest Texas Lyceum poll, released Wednesday.
States that put tight restrictions on abortion generally perform worse on women’s and children’s health outcomes, according to a new report released by two national groups that support access to the procedure.
Republican Attorney General Greg Abbott, who has mostly avoided direct confrontation with his opponent in the race for Texas governor, took a hard swing at Democratic Sen. Wendy Davis over her ethics as a lawmaker in a televised debate Tuesday night. And she let him have it right back.
Longtime University of Texas at Brownsville President Juliet García is proposing two new ways to increase retention and completion among at-risk students: offering them Section 8 housing and tying federal financial aid to on-campus jobs.
Over the next year, at least half a dozen other Texas cities are likely to tackle the same thorny debate that's under way in Austin over how to regulate vehicle-for-hire apps like Uber and Lyft while maintaining traditional taxi services.
Texas’ only solar panel manufacturing plant is ramping up production. It’s part of San Antonio’s effort to become a solar energy hub – by building solar farms to help power the area and luring the companies that manufacture their parts.
A multistate effort urging churches and other places of worship to provide sanctuary for undocumented immigrants began this month. The effort could come to Texas, where some leaders say such shelter is already being provided.
A Dallas hospital has isolated a patient to be tested for the deadly Ebola virus, hospital officials confirmed Monday.
State Sen. Wendy Davis, the Democratic candidate for governor, says Attorney General Greg Abbott, her Republican opponent, intentionally used the power of his office to hide misspending in the troubled Texas Enterprise Fund.
At the Texas A&M Transportation Institute, researchers test steel barriers designed to guard federal embassies by crashing trucks into them. Watch video of a recent test.
Texas has long prided itself on providing public access to its beaches. But public beach advocates say a recent Texas Supreme Court decision — which is supported by the front-runner in the race to be the state's next land commissioner — and a growing property rights movement could endanger that guarantee.
The DWI case of Republican Jack Stick, the top lawyer for the state’s sprawling health care agency, is scheduled for a pretrial hearing next week after two years of delay. But it has received little attention from politicians or the media, spurring accusations of inconsistency in Gov. Rick Perry's administration.
When lawmakers are not working on all of the things you hear about — budgets, education, immigration and so on — they are often refereeing fights between businesses. And some of next year's battles are already shaping up.
State Sens. Dan Patrick and Leticia Van de Putte, who are running for lieutenant governor, are taking part in an hourlong debate Monday evening, the only such forum scheduled in their race.
Texas will need to make big cuts in carbon emissions over the next 15 years under a mandate from the federal government. State lawmakers will meet Monday to discuss what that will mean for the economy and Texans' electric bills.