The day after a deadly confrontation between rival biker gangs in Waco, top Texas lawmakers defended a proposal to loosen the state's handgun laws.
Epilepsy patients in Texas suffering from seizures could get prescriptions for medicinal oils containing a non-euphoric, therapeutic component found in marijuana under a bill tentatively approved by the state House on Monday.
Muleshoe Police were called to the report of a “self-inflicted gunshot wound” on Friday. It turns out the wound was not self-inflicted
For the first time in three decades, a new company will develop and administer the state-required exams Texas students begin taking in the third grade.
Former Gov. Rick Perry on Monday said he would not have invaded Iraq knowing what he knows now. It's a question that has animated the GOP's 2016 presidential field in recent days. Perry also suggested that President Obama should have listened more to those warning him the region would erupt in instability if U.S. forces pulled of Iraq out too fast.
A measure to enact several restrictions on minors seeking abortions without parental consent was met with legal concerns on Monday when a Senate panel considered the proposal.
Accused of making offensive comments and holding a 15-hour court session without restroom or food breaks, a district judge in Texas' South Plains has been publicly admonished and instructed to seek four hours of training with a mentor.
The Lubbock woman matched all five numbers but not the Mega Ball.
The National Weather Service has released a public information statement on the tornado that tracked through Jackson, Tillman, and Kiowa counties in Oklahoma.
In February, Gov. Greg Abbott asked lawmakers to dedicate this legislative session to ethics reform. With only two weeks left, he's still waiting. The most significant changes being proposed still haven’t been considered by the Texas House.
Dramatic video captured a tornado sweeping across the landscape in west Texas Wednesday afternoon.
NASA challenges high school students to create meals for space!
In the latest chapter of a long running legal fight, a Fort Worth oil and gas company gets permission from the Texas Supreme Court to pursue defamation damages from a Parker County man.
Former Gov. Rick Perry and U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz and are heading to Las Vegas to make their presidential pitches to a group of major Jewish donors that includes billionaire casino magnate Sheldon Adelson. The two White House hopefuls are scheduled to speak Saturday morning at the annual meeting of the Republican Jewish Coalition.
A Burkburnett man is jailed on $75,000 bond, after police say a resident reported he might be storing meth in her home.
Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller is looking to buck a decade-old statewide ban on deep fat fryers in public schools, putting decision-making about food in schools back in the hands of Texas school districts.
The Texas Legislature has fewer than six weeks left in this session and thousands of bills to consider. But you can get a pretty good feel for how things are going by watching their efforts to cut taxes.
The panel of conservative activists that is advising Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick is putting him in a tricky spot as he navigates leadership politics under the dome.
The Texas House on Thursday gave preliminary approval to a measure that would require public employers to provide accommodations for mothers who need to pump breast milk while at work.
Lt. Governor Dan Patrick has named the Senate lineup of budget negotiators who will meet with House counterparts and hash out a final version of the two-year state budget.
Two years after imposing stringent abortion restrictions, Republican lawmakers have set their sights on changing a legal process that allows some minors to obtain abortions without their parents’ permission.
New arrests in cold case murder of Iranian activist described as "honor killing" carried out by friend's family members.
The nature of the construction industry is changing and the demand for employment is growing.
14-year-old girl taken from family in Mexico returns home after DNA tests shoe she's not American-born girl authorities believed.
Mike Rowe from the Discovery Channel's Dirty Jobs stopped off to enjoy dinner in Abilene to take a break from his travels, and he was deeply moved by his experience.
It's been almost a year since former Abilene High School football player, Cory Almanza was critically injured in a car accident. But with the help of loved ones he has his sight set on a new goal.
Even if you don't see a speed limit sign on a Lubbock County road, there is still a speed limit, and you can get a ticket.
Texas law isn't specific about how Texas public university system regents should do their jobs. So regents are largely left to interpret their roles themselves. With some taking a more hands-on approach, a growing circle of people has debated whether there should be more clarification on what regents can do.
State Reps. Charlie Geren and Jim Keffer, once among the vanguard as Republicans took control of the House, already have challengers who will try to outflank them to the right in 2016.
Trying to create a "new direction in the energy sector," a computer scientist in Austin is using crowdfunding to help low-income Texans pay their electricity bills.
Texas House Speaker Joe Straus Wednesday named his five-member team to craft a final budget for the next two years, and House members urged the team not to focus on tax cuts — a contentious issue between the House and Senate.
Good Samaritans rush to aide hungry 4-year-old as he attempts to cross busy street all alone.
The House State Affairs Committee passed a measure that forbids the use of state or local funds for issuing same-sex marriage licenses.
Land Commissioner George P. Bush used a speech Wednesday to mark his first 100 days in office. He touted progress in four areas: the Alamo, education, veterans and the environment.
Amid concerns raised about the rising costs of a college tuition program for military veterans, a Texas Senate panel on Wednesday backed a plan that would tighten eligibility rules.
Residents near Post, Texas have raised concerns after noticing missiles near Lubbock, but officials near Dyess says it's all just part of a drill.
A Texas grandmother turned the table on a would be robber. She was in her car when the suspect approached the vehicle and threatened her. That is when she surprised the robber with a threat of her own.
Both Google and an industry group representing major auto manufacturers have come out against a bill from state Sen. Rodney Ellis, D-Houston, to create a pilot program to monitor and encourage testing of self-driving cars in Texas. Ellis said the bill is likely dead for the session.
The Texas House and Senate are ignoring each other's work, slowing progress on bills like open carry and border security legislation. They're ruffling feathers, too.
One of the Legislature's less consequential duties came before a House committee Tuesday: designating state capitals and symbols, from the Steak Capital of Texas (Hico) to the official State Pollinator of Texas (the western honeybee).
Amid public pressure to step aside, Collin County District Attorney Greg Willis is looking to recuse himself from any potential prosecution of Attorney General Ken Paxton.
A key member of the Texas House’s Republican leadership blasted Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick as a Washington-style politician a day after the Texas Senate passed its version of a sweeping border security bill.
Thousands of high school seniors who haven't passed the required state exams are close to getting a chance at a diploma anyway under a measure advancing in the Texas Legislature.
A lawmaker's push to increase consumer Texans' access to raw milk stirred controversy on Tuesday, as dairy farmers, doctors, and consumer advocates gathered at the Capitol to debate the merits of unpasteurized milk.
Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick's grassroots advisers are blasting Gov. Greg Abbott's plan to expand pre-kindergarten programs, a move sure to increase tension between the top two Republican leaders.
The Texas House on Tuesday tentatively passed House Bill 21, the “right to try” bill that would allow terminally ill patients to try investigational drugs that have passed at least the first of three FDA trial phases.
Each spring, the Washington Post compiles a list of America’s Most Challenging High Schools.
A two-month long narcotics investigation by the Tyler Police Department resulted in a large seizure of Hashish, marijuana, cash, weapons, as well as warrants for engaging in organized criminal activity, on Paul Champion age, 64, and his two sons Stephen, 28, and Christopher Champion, 32.
Dashcam video shows Mesquite, Texas officers pulling driver from burning car.
Doctors save baby after husband accidentally runs over pregnant wife.