State Reps. Trey Martinez Fischer and Lyle Larson say they intend to attend all interviews conducted during an external investigation of UT-Austin's admissions process. It's not clear yet whether they'll be allowed.
The foundation that maintains the quirky art installation outside of Marfa found a way around state regulations that threatened its closure by getting classified as an art museum, officials confirmed Friday.
The Texas A&M Forest Service (TFS) expects to release more than $43 million in remaining appropriated fire suppression funds back to the State of Texas this fall.
Moody's Investors Service described a judge's declaration of the state's school finance system as unconstitutional as a “credit positive,” saying the ruling would compel Texas lawmakers to “redesign the school finance system.”
It's easier to govern if you have a mandate, and you build the mandate while you're campaigning. So far, the agenda for the next set of officeholders is a little murky.
University of Texas System officials are preparing to sign an agreement with the Mexican government to encourage more student exchanges and faculty collaboration across the border, and to launch a space-related research project.
Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst issued a harsh rebuke of the Mexican government on Thursday for issuing what he called an “offensive” statement on the border surge that coincided with the anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
Texas saw a decline in the number of people killed on the job in 2013, but the state still leads the nation in workplace fatalities, according to preliminary government data released Thursday.
Texas mom says school took corporal punishment too far with her 7th grade son.
Texas 4-year-old left on sweltering school buss for four hours.
At least two parents say learning about beheadings and American foreign policy in the middle-east just isn't age appropriate for preteens.
The campaign manager for GOP gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott filed an ethics complaint on Thursday alleging that the Wendy Davis book tour represents a conversion of political contributions into personal use.
U.S. Rep. Jeb Hensarling, a Dallas Republican, has bucked businesses and some Republicans in his battle to phase out the agency that finances U.S. exports. KERA takes this look at Hensarling, a rising political star, who may lose the short-term battle, but expects to win the fight.
Lethal injection delivered to convicted double murderer Willie Trottie after appeals questioning drugs failed.
In Texas, a woman says she's alive thanks to a pint-sized hero: her great-granddaughter.
State Sen. Wendy Davis' revelation that she had an abortion late in her 1997 pregnancy is shedding light on a provision in the restrictive abortion legislation she tried in vain to stop last year — the part that bans abortions after 20 weeks, including in many cases when there are fetal abnormalities.
U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz will not threaten a government shutdown by seeking to attach a provision that ends the president's deportation-relief program for certain undocumented immigrants to a must-pass government funding bill, his spokeswoman said Wednesday night.
Increased funding for preventive care and luring medical professionals to Texas are at the center of gubernatorial frontrunner Greg Abbott’s health care plan, unveiled in Houston on Wednesday.
Scholars hired by the Texas Freedom Network criticized social studies textbooks that are up for consideration by the State Board of Education, saying they include distortions of history and current events.
The Energy Tower turned Twin Towers project in Midland is dead, according to developers.
The Texas Agricultural Land Trust and the National Ranching Heritage Center will co-host the Landowner Forum: Tools and Strategies for Lesser Prairie-Chicken Recovery on September 11, 2014 at the National Ranching Heritage Center in Lubbock. strategies available to them as part of the Lesser Prairie-Chicken recovery efforts.
Commissioner of Education Michael Williams has notified the U.S. Department of Education that the Texas Education Agency (TEA) will submit an application for a federal preschool expansion grant.
Lubbock Police are now offering a $5000 reward for any information surrounding the shooting early Friday morning.
One person was sent to the hospital late Tuesday night after his vehicle wrapped around a business sign in south Abilene.
Online records from the Lubbock County Detention Center and Lubbock County court system showed Martin “Nicholas” Coppola, 50, was charged Tuesday evening with evading arrest by motor vehicle and unlawful carrying of a weapon.
A Midland man was arrested Tuesday afternoon for shooting at a teenager trying to retrieve a Frisbee from the his back yard.
In the suit filed Monday in Dallas County, Jana Weckerly claims that Jones assaulted her in 2009.
A Texas death row inmate who fatally shot his estranged girlfriend and her brother in 1993 is scheduled to be executed Wednesday night in Huntsville.
It's like a variation on a famous advertisement about energy: "If you don't have an oil well, get one!" But a new Austin venture is about the more prosaic business of government, and about how to get policy ideas in front of lawmakers.
Attorneys for death row inmate Willie Trottie, who is scheduled for execution this week, say the lethal injection drugs that will be used on him have expired. TDCJ insists the drug it uses, pentobarbital, has not expired.
Wendy Davis Book Tour Reveals Her Life Story
Mom surprises 5-year-old son after nine month tour of duty in Qatar.
Gunman shot to death after ramming Texas sheriff's office with truck, then opening fire.
Marshal stabbed with syringe while boarding a flight from Nigeria to Houston.
In a sign of how much the pot business has changed, Joe Allbaugh, a former GOP confidante to George W. Bush and Rick Perry, is now serving on the board of a marijuana lab company doing business in states where weed is legal.
The latest rankings from U.S. News & World Report put Rice University at 19th, the University of Texas at Austin at 53rd and Texas A&M University at 68th. Texas universities saw little change in their position in this year’s rankings.
Texas Railroad Commissioner David Porter on Monday became the second of the state's three oil and gas regulators to raise concerns that Russia is waging a misinformation campaign against hydraulic fracturing, also known as fracking.
Gov. Rick Perry’s lawyers have filed a second challenge to the governor’s indictment on Monday, asking a judge to dismiss the charges against him as unconstitutional.
Nasty gobs of seaweed are washing up on the beach at Port Aransas.
Texas now has 104 natural gas fueling stations, according to a map released Monday by the Railroad Commission of Texas. That’s nearly 50 more than Texas had last year. Meanwhile, 67 more stations are set to open in 2015.
Open enrollment in the Texas Tuition Promise Fund®, the state’s prepaid college tuition program, began Sept. 1, and runs through Feb. 28, 2015.
One the of state's political parties can’t get itself together, and the other can’t seem to stop tearing itself apart.
Texas school districts will have accumulated a legal tab of over $8.5 million in the course of challenging the state's school finance system — a sum that the state will have to pay if they prevail.
State Sen. Wendy Davis, the Democratic candidate for governor, reveals in her new book that she terminated two pregnancies for medical reasons, both more than 15 years ago, according to media reports.
Some Texas Tech students are designing and building clothing for the Mata girls, the Lubbock conjoined twins currently in a Houston hospital.
Multiple agencies conducted an undercover operation, which led to Erick Carbajal buying meth from an undercover agent, according to police.
The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is informing Texans that hydrocodone combination products (HCPs) have been moved from the classification of a Schedule III drug to the more-restrictive Schedule II drug, effective on Oct. 6, 2014.
Gov. Rick Perry will meet with Central Japan Railway Company president Koei Tsugi on Monday while he is in Tokyo. The company is working with an American firm to develop a high-speed rail line between Dallas and Houston.
When Republican gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott unveiled his higher education plan on the University of Texas at Dallas campus on Tuesday, students were not invited, according to the president of the university's student government.
Abilene High School was placed on lockdown Friday morning after reports of a gunman on campus. APD officers arrived at the school with assault rifles, but the male suspect fled the scene.