Authorities in Austin are investigating a teenager's death after he was possibly bitten by his own pet venomous snake.
You may or may not be surprised to hear which pinata is currently flying off their store shelves.
A Texas firefighter saved the day stopping a would-be gas station robber. The take-down was caught on camera.
Family and friends say they don't believe civil rights activist Sandy Bland committed suicide in a Texas jail cell following a traffic stop arrest.
Nearly $9 million in federal money is headed to seven nonprofit groups in Texas to help prevent teen pregnancies, but continued funding for the programs is in jeopardy.
The predictions included martial law, mass citizen roundups and widespread gun seizures. So what really happened as Jade Helm 15 started Wednesday in Bastrop County was pretty damn boring.
Ted Cruz's presidential campaign spent more than half of what it raised during the second fundraising quarter, according to federal campaign reports released Wednesday.
A rookie Texas Department of Criminal Justice guard was beaten to death Wednesday at a northeast Texas prison as he was escorting an inmate, one with an extensive history of attempted escapes and previous beatings of prison personnel, from a day room to a cell.
Former Gov. Rick Perry is detailing his presidential campaign finances for the first time since entering the 2016 contest.
U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz indicated Wednesday that he was prepared to filibuster one of Congress’ largest pieces of legislation if his colleagues attached a reauthorization for the Export-Import Bank to it.
Texas zoo uses unique frozen treats to help animals keep cool.
Texas woman says rude mechanic altered her vehicle inspection sticker to read "UR GAY".
Video shows Texas police officer's violent confrontation with teen shoplifting suspect.
With gas prices tending to peak during summer and Americans collectively spending about $124 billion in wasted time and fuel due to traffic congestion, WalletHub took an in-depth look at 2015's Best & Worst Cities to Be a Driver.
The public school population in Texas has grown dramatically, and in a way some might find surprising: Most of the growth has come in the numbers of economically disadvantaged students.
After an anti-abortion group on Tuesday released an undercover video of a national executive at Planned Parenthood discussing how to abort a fetus to preserve its organs for medical research, Gov. Greg Abbott announced an investigation into the alleged practice.
For millions of Texans without high school diplomas, the test to earn a high school equivalency certificate has become harder and more expensive, the State Board of Education was told Tuesday.
Super PACs supporting former Gov. Rick Perry are hoping to boost his national profile by airing ads on cable TV. The groups are launching an effort geared toward securing him a spot in the GOP's first presidential debate next month.
Republicans across the board were extremely critical of the nuclear deal with Iran that President Obama announced Tuesday. It was hard to find stronger reactions than those coming from members of Texas' GOP congressional delegation.
Gov. Greg Abbott is in New York touting Texas and looking for jobs to poach. But he won't give details on who's paying for the trip, or similar jaunts planned to Mexico and Cuba later this year.
Texas convenience store clerk shoots and kills two armed robbers; two more remain on the run.
Grammatical errors on monument offends veteran
A little boy survived his own kidnapping after a woman saw his amber alert, and did the right thing.
Kia SUV owner in Houston claims sunroof exploded, damaging his eyesight.
The Texan who is the U.S. House's top Republican on homeland security issued a scathing indictment of Mexican officials on Tuesday for letting Joaquin Guzmán, the world’s most notorious drug lord, tunnel out of a maximum-security prison.
After a Church of Scientology-backed group helped organize a campaign against it, Gov. Greg Abbott vetoed legislation that would have given Texas doctors more power to detain mentally ill and potentially dangerous patients, according to records obtained by the Tribune.
Companies run by two billionaires are teaming up to build a 143-mile pipeline to carry natural gas through the Big Bend region and into Mexico. An unlikely coalition of environmentalists, landowners and others is fighting to thwart the project.
Gov. Greg Abbott's appeals to New Hampshire business are proving mutually beneficial for him and Granite State Republicans. As Abbott seeks the jobs-snatching mantle of his predecessor, New Hampshire's state GOP gets new ammunition against a Democratic governor.
The Rusk County Commissioners Court on Monday formally accepted the resignation of County Clerk Joyce Lewis-Kugle, apparently the first Texas elected official to quit office rather than abide by the U.S. Supreme Court decision legalizing gay marriage.
Odessa Police arrested Mario Banuelos on Saturday at approximately 4:20 a.m. for Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon, Assault by Strangulation, Unlawful Restraint, Resisting Arrest, and for two outstanding misdemeanor warrants.
There's a push to change the 'rebel' mascot at a high school just west of Dallas, Texas.
The family of a Texas woman accused of allowing three of her children to drown in a swimming pool are defending her. They say she was a good mother. But a witness alleges she was distracted by a cell phone when her kids went underwater.
You can peek at the state’s near future in the latest numbers from the Texas Education Agency: 51.8 percent Hispanic, 29.4 percent Anglo, 12.7 percent African-American, 3.7 percent Asian.
The prison escape of Sinaloa cartel leader Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzmán is an affront to U.S. law enforcement, which has worked for years to build a case against the kingpin, a member of Texas' congressional delegation said Sunday.
When Tavanya Wright and Amber Gregg got engaged, they weren't expecting to be able to get legally married in Texas. Now, their ceremony in the newly named wedding capital of Texas will be recognized by the state.
TABC: Violators face penalties, suspension of liquor licenses
Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry is reporting income of $250,000 from the company of top donor Peter Holt, helping boost the Republican presidential candidate’s family income past $700,000 over the last 18 months, new disclosures reveal.
A Fort Worth man says he was humiliated and confused when he a popular amusement park refused to let him on a ride.
Man confesses to shooting the alligator that killed a swimmer.
George W. Bush charged wounded vets group $100k for speech.
José Antonio Meade Kuribreña, Mexico's secretary of foreign affairs, talks about the relationship between Mexico and Texas, border security, and whether Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto's security plan is working.
The University of Texas System announced a deal on Thursday accepting up to $2.4 million a year from the pharmaceutical company Sanofi to fund biomedical research. As government research money dwindles, private funds are playing a larger role, and that comes with worries.
Noe Lopez Trevino, 23, was wanted by the Abilene Police Department in connection with the stabbing death of 49 year-old Lewis Maston in early April 2015.
The Mexican government signed a deal with the University of Texas at Austin on Thursday that will bring some of that country's top science and technology researchers to work temporarily in Austin.
Bob Mong, the recently retired longtime editor of The Dallas Morning News, has been tabbed as the next president of the University of North Texas at Dallas.
Days after an undocumented laborer was charged with the murder of a San Francisco woman, former Gov. Rick Perry called for federal funding to be pulled from so-called "sanctuary cities."
Just weeks after blasting DuPont for safety violations following a deadly chemical plant incident last November, federal regulators slapped the manufacturing giant with a new fine for safety violations at its plant in La Porte.
A combination of publicity, heightened scrutiny and a new state law is leading colleges across the state to place more emphasis than ever on preventing and responding to sexual assault. The UT System alone will spend $1.7 million reviewing its policies.
It will be more than a year before we know everyone who is and is not coming back to the Texas Legislature, but the trickle has started, and some big players are leaving the field.
Attorney General Ken Paxton on Wednesday filed a lawsuit over the Environmental Protection Agency's rejection of parts of a Texas clean air program, launching the state’s second battle against EPA regulations in less than two weeks.