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.
Two 7-year-old girls forced to exit school bus, despite telling driver they were at the wrong stop.
Texas man turns spent shell casings into flags that benefit veterans.
Members of the Senate Democratic Caucus, concerned over the low number of residents eligible to vote who have no photo identification to do so have asked Secretary of State Nandita Berry to work on making mobile ID units more available between now and November.
Texas authorities say foul odor alerted neighbors to "bloody scene" inside garage of home near Houston.
A 5-year-old girl is in the hospital after becoming trapped inside a running washing machine.
UT System Regent Wallace Hall said Thursday that he was "comfortable" with his actions being investigated by the Travis County district attorney's office, which has confirmed that it will put the case before a grand jury soon.
Abilene homeowners are missing over $100,000 in jewelry after their home was burglarized while they were away.
73 year old Wilma Hawley, of Slaton, was featured on the front page of the most recent "Lubbock Lineup," a local publication that prints mugshots. But, she and her family say they're upset because they don't feel Wilma should have even been arrested in the first place, let alone have her mugshot published.
According to the Texas Department of State Health Services Lubbock County is among 20 counties in 2014 with confirmed cases of West Nile Virus.
As the debate over rail projects takes place on state and local levels, Austin voters will weigh in this year on a ballot measure that would allow the city to borrow money toward expanding its light-rail network. But nobody is touting the plan as a clear solution to the city's congestion.
Less than eight months after breaking ground, the company constructing one of the state’s largest solar plants says it has begun harnessing West Texas’ intense rays.
When most Texas voters think of traditional political campaigns, they envision blockwalking and yard signs. In many races, however, the modern-day "ground game" has gone digital.
As they run out of legal maneuvers, residents in a small community fighting against the potential construction of a rail yard on farmland with nutrient-rich soil are now asking lawmakers for support in stopping the project.
After a drawn-out competition, Texas has lost out on Tesla Motors' $5 billion lithium-ion battery plant, according to a news report. CNBC reports that the upscale electric carmaker had chosen the Silver State to be home to its “gigafactory.”
The City of Plainview has recently launched new Facebook and Twitter pages to help increase communications and outreach with citizens and anyone else interested in learning more about what is going on with local government in Plainview.
Greg Rodriguez and his wife started a Facebook page for Lubbock residents to Pay it Forward.
Texas twins joined at the abdomen will soon be separated.
Waiter says he meant no offense when he identified customers as "black girls" on tab.
It found that by state, the most thefts happened in Texas, California and Arizona.
Dash-cam video captured officers approaching a car with their guns drawn, then handcuffing Kametra Barbour. Four children were in the car.
Four days after Republican gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott backed out of a planned debate with Democrat Wendy Davis in Dallas, it was unclear on Tuesday whether there would be a gubernatorial debate in Dallas at all.
Texas should have more than enough electricity to keep its lights on this fall and winter, the operator of the grid covering most of the state says.
Democrat Wendy Davis, a Fort Worth state senator and candidate for governor, is ramping up promotion for her soon-to-be released memoir. She has released a trailer and has scheduled book signings across Texas.
Man steals daycare SUV with five children on board, leads police on chase after young boy on board calls 911.
Republican gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott will call for students to receive college credit for taking massive open online courses — often referred to as "MOOCs" — as part of the higher education plan he unveils on Tuesday, sources with knowledge of his plans say.
The parish at McAllen's Sacred Heart Church has acted as a shelter for thousands of Central Americans crossing the border illegally into Texas. An effort to send some of its surplus donations into Mexico is facing hurdles.
Ahead of the 2015 legislative session, momentum seems to be building for more chances to earn four-year degrees at community colleges in Texas.
Texas father accused of gunning down drunk driver who killed his two sons acquitted of murder.
While receiving praise from education leaders in Austin and fending off fresh criticism about her tax return, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis promoted the latest additions to her education reform proposals.
Proposal would turn Astrodome into world's largest indoor park.
It's football season and with that come more efforts to prevent concussions and other football-related injuries for young players.
TTU announced Wednesday morning they will allow vendors to sell beer at Raider Alley.
Paleontologists and volunteers will use the next few weeks to uncover the entire skeleton of the nine-foot Columbian Mammoth.
The makers of the "Jesus Tattoo" campaign release a new campaign called "Death Row Jesus." It depicts Jesus in an orange jump suit being taken to death row with other inmates. The message is that Jesus sets prisoners free.