The state's highest criminal court on Monday issued a stay of execution for Rodney Reed so new evidence can be considered that defense attorneys say proves their client's innocence.
A malicious new spam email featuring Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton’s name and an arrest threat has recently hit inboxes statewide.
A task force has been working for the past couple of years on a $6-million effort to clear the backlog.
After being released from the hospital, the mother was arrested for the aggravated assault and transported to the Lubbock County Detention Center.
DPS has added Iris Iliana Rodriguez, 25, to the Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitives list.
A description of the suspect was given and the responding officer was able to locate the man entering another bar.
The Obama administration on Monday filed an appeal of last week’s ruling by a Texas judge that halted the president's immigration order. The U.S. government also requested that a federal judge let the program continue as the appeals process plays out.
Carlos Lopez Isaac, 59, a Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offender, is now in custody after turning himself in on Feb. 16.
Susan Combs, the former Texas comptroller of public accounts, is joining the Texas Public Policy Foundation as a visiting senior fellow.
First grade teacher donates kidney to one of her students.
A stabbing last week and a deadly stabbing last night, violent crime on the rise.
Texas Children's Hospital has announced that local conjoined twins Knatalye and Adeline Mata have been successfully surgically separated, following a nearly day-long procedure in Houston.
Ted Cruz's wide lead over other contenders for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination in Texas has disappeared; he is now in a virtual tie with the surging Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, according to the latest University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll. Among Democrats, Hillary Clinton has a wide lead.
District Judge John Dietz, who found the Texas school finance system unconstitutional last year, told teachers Sunday that Texas is "dooming a generation" of children. The Legislature, not the courts, should fix the problems, he said.
Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry has been promoting tax subsidies for private businesses since the early 1990s. But the programs have rarely lived up to their promise, and a series of damning audits could hurt his expected 2016 presidential run.
A state program pushes agencies to skip competitive bidding for more than $100 million in annual purchases in favor of hiring nonprofits that employ disabled workers.
One day after an Austin lesbian couple obtained a marriage license from the Travis County clerk, state Sen. Charles Perry, R-Lubbock, says he wants to move the distribution of marriage licenses to the Texas secretary of state’s office.
Texas continues to outpace the national average in high school graduation rates, according to annually released federal data, state education officials announced Friday.
“We know that there are highly qualified Texas peace officers who may be interested in becoming Highway Patrol Troopers,” said DPS Director Steven McCraw.
Despite the decrease of overall crime, the Midland Police Department is seeing an increase in more serious crimes.
A new federal report says Americans should increase their consumption of vegetables and limit intake of sugar and red meat. Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller says the recommendations are unfounded.
A liquor store in Opdyke West puts up a billboard in Levelland encouraging people to vote against a new ordinance that would allow packaged alcohol sales in the city limits.
An Abilene mother is concerned after learning that a School Resource Officer allegedly used brute force on her 12-year-old son.
Texas lawmakers say that if Congress can't agree on a way to fund the Department of Homeland Security soon, the U.S. will look ridiculous to the world, and the southern border will look tempting to transnational gangs.
Despite Texas’ longstanding ban on same-sex marriages, two Austin women made history on Thursday when they became the first gay couple to legally wed in the state.
A group of state lawmakers have filed legislation that would allow Tesla to sell its luxury electric cars at as many as 12 stores in Texas, renewing the California-based company’s challenge to a state law protecting franchised auto dealers.
Texas lawmakers took aim at the state’s standardized testing system Thursday as they considered a proposal to allow high school seniors to graduate even if they fail state exams.
Current state law allows Texans to use lethal force out of fear or prejudice with deadly consequences, state Rep. Garnet Coleman said Thursday. The Houston Democrat will try again to tighten the rules.
The surviving correctional officer injured in the deadly prison bus crash in January speaks out for the first time about his recovery.
A man is in trouble with authorities after allegedly abandoning several chihuahua puppies in an Abilene creek bed.
A 10-year-old girl wanted to help out the Quanah baseball coach battle the bills from being diagnosed with cancer.
Physicians’ groups told Texas budget writers on Thursday that the state’s health insurance program for the poor pays doctors so little that it is endangering the health of the program.
Texas tilapia farmer ordered to destroy 50,000 fish he raised without a permit.
Texas teens arrested after shooting Walmart shoppers with darts.
State parks are crumbling under the weight of decades of deferred maintenance. Lawmakers and state officials say they desperately need a funding boost from the 84th Legislature — and not just for the next two years.
A new senator doesn't think taxpayer-supported governments should hire lobbyists to talk to other government officials and won't let those lobbyists come to her office. But she took their contributions during her 2014 campaign.
The roughly 28,000 public high school seniors who still need to pass a state exam to get their diplomas this May could get a lifeline from Texas legislators.
On the campaign trail, Republican Greg Abbott argued for expanded gun rights — with certain limits. But now that he's been elected governor, the nuance he initially proposed appears to be gone.
The state agency responsible for supervising, monitoring and providing treatment to sexually violent predators is out of space to house sex offenders, agency officials told state lawmakers on Wednesday.
A Denton County judge on Wednesday afternoon dismissed a ruling by the Texas Ethics Commission that Empower Texans President Michael Quinn Sullivan had failed to register as a lobbyist in 2010 and 2011.
At a celebratory press conference Wednesday, Greg Abbott, Ted Cruz, Ken Paxton and Dan Patrick hailed a federal judge's ruling to block President Obama's immigration plans, and confidently predicted that Texas will keep winning on appeal.
Prosecutors say a man accused of burning Houston Islamic center made self-incriminating comments after the fire.
Alyssa Michalke will take command at the conclusion of spring semester and will serve throughout the 2015-2016 school year.
The State has sought a stay by the Texas Supreme Court and has also asked the court to overturn the judge’s ruling.
Texas Supreme Court Chief Justice Nathan Hecht on Wednesday called on state lawmakers to continue their support for legal aid to the poor and military veterans and to complete unfinished work on student truancy reform.
The family, including two young children, were on a grounded recreational boat when they were able to reach the coast guard by cell phone. Raw Video
The error did not involved any personally identifiable information on the card, nor was any customer's identity compromised.
House Speaker Joe Straus said Wednesday that he will work to extend the Texas National Guard's stay at the border but that he remained opposed to a "long-term deployment."
Lubbock Police arrested one of their own officers according to a written statement released Wednesday morning.
Lubbock police on Tuesday released information and pictures related to people who are suspected of “repeatedly stealing sportswear” at Gander Mountain.