Kelsey Taylor and her two kids were this year's recipients of the 2014 Home for Heroes house.
The Texas labor market added 20,100 seasonally adjusted total non-farm jobs in August. Over the year, employers expanded their payrolls by 395,200 total non-farm jobs.
Four years after fleeing Somalia, Dekha Hassan-Mohamed is living in El Paso after winning an asylum claim and bucking a national trend. Her lawyer is seeking the same protection for another client who fled Nigeria. Both women are grateful for the new chapters of their lives in El Paso.
The biggest single cluster of Texas voters has not been to the polls so far this year: Texans who vote only in November. That group outnumbers those who vote in either the Republican or the Democratic primaries. Both parties are counting on this group.
Texas played host to the toll road industry's annual conference this week, and local and state leaders made clear to the more than 900 people in attendance that the state expected to pursue more toll projects.
National groups have embarked on a voter registration campaign targeting Hispanics in Texas. But with Election Day less than two months away, some observers are skeptical that advocates' ambitious goals can be met.
In response to an open records request, the University of Texas at Austin on Thursday released dozens of recommendation letters written by lawmakers and other individuals that were initially sent to University of Texas System Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa.
State Board of Education members said Thursday that they hoped to persuade regulators overseeing the teaching profession to reconsider a decision made against raising the minimum GPA for educator certification programs.
An Abilene Police Officer saves a woman's life by performing CPR until paramedics arrive outside the Taylor County Courthouse.
A lobbyist speaking in the Permian Basin warned that a ban on hydraulic fracturing in Denton, Tex. could also have an effect on other cities in Texas.
Michael Vanalstine pleaded guilty to injury to a child.
Hydrocodone products moving to more-restrictive Schedule II class
A Lubbock woman sued Lubbock police on Wednesday in federal court claiming excessive force and false arrest.
A Wichita Falls man is recovering in the Wichita County Jail this evening after breaking into a home and getting stabbed with a spear by the homeowner.
After a summer that brought little relief from the drought, the small town of Gordon in Palo Pinto County is just one of many Texas communities still facing a difficult task: find new water or go dry.
Texas Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples has been selected to head up the Texas Oil and Gas Association (TXOGA) – the state’s largest and oldest petroleum group, sources say.
Addressing concerns that Common Core teaching standards were leaking into Texas' classrooms, the State Board of Education voted Wednesday in support of amending its rules to clarify that teachers are required to teach to the state curriculum — even when teaching an Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate course.
The Lower Colorado River Authority approved a new plan on Wednesday to manage the Colorado River and its reservoirs, known as the Highland Lakes.
Gov. Rick Perry on Wednesday invited Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto to witness for himself the operations of the National Guard patrolling the Texas side of the Rio Grande.
A historical bible is back in the quarters of Fort Concho after 130 years.
A police chase overnight leads to one suspect stabbed with a spear
An Andrews family can't believe Valerie Stover is gone. Now they warn parents about the danger of bullying, and to be alert for the signs.
Employees of an Abilene Chick-fil-A say they are used to seeing customers pay it forward, but they never expected to see such a large act of generosity as they did on Monday night.
Midland school officials and area businesses are excited about a planned high school program that will focus on preparing high schoolers to work in the region's booming oil industry. The program would meet new high school requirements while satisfying the job needs of the community.
The Texas A&M University System's board of regents has approved the establishment of the cryptically named Area 41 Institute — a think tank it hopes will play a significant role in legislative policymaking.
A 38-year-old Arlington woman is scheduled to be executed in Texas on Wednesday for the starvation death of her girlfriend’s son. Lisa Ann Coleman would be the the sixth woman to be executed in the state since 1982.
A coalition of Texas law enforcement officers filed a brief in federal court Tuesday in support of gay marriage, saying the state has failed to give gay and lesbian first responders “the equal dignity and respect they deserve.”
Several academics on Tuesday pointed to flaws — including inaccurate descriptions of world religions and out-of-date racial terminology — in proposed social studies textbooks up for adoption by the Texas State Board of Education.
NASA announced in Florida on Tuesday it will use private companies Boeing and SpaceX to ferry astronauts to and from the International Space Station beginning in 2017.
Caught on camera; police officer puts himself in harm's way to protect public from wrong-way driver on an interstate highway
Gov. Rick Perry spoke about the need to embrace every possible way to finance road construction — outside of raising taxes — in a speech to a toll road industry conference in Austin on Tuesday.
Trial begins for Texas doctor accused of poisoning former lover's coffee.
Richard Dickerson, 61, of Lubbock was indicted last week for indecency with a child. Up until just recently Dickerson was listed as an Associate Professor of environmental toxicology at the Texas Tech Health Sciences Center.
At a special meeting of the University of Texas System regents on Monday, the board unanimously voted to keep lawmakers out of the room during an investigation into alleged political influence in admissions at UT-Austin.
Even Texans who have health insurance often face steep, unexpected costs for emergency-room care, consumer advocates told lawmakers at a Monday hearing of the Senate Committee on State Affairs.
The congressional debate about how to address the influx of unaccompanied Central American minors crossing illegally into Texas is likely to re-emerge later this year when lawmakers debate an omnibus budget bill, according to a Texas lawmaker.
A San Angelo woman met her daughter for the first time in 32 years, an emotional reunions witnessed by 20,000 people in Houston.
The kissing bug that often carries a deadly parasite has been found in shelter dogs throughout Texas.
Oil and gas activities – but not hydraulic fracturing – tainted drinking water wells atop North Texas’ Barnett Shale and Pennsylvania’s Marcellus formation, according to a new study.
Texas music teacher accused of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old boy he met online, possibly passing on HIV.
The Planned Parenthood Association of Hidalgo County is cutting its ties with the Planned Parenthood Federation of America. The move is an attempt to reclaim state dollars for women’s health care for impoverished women.
In three of Texas' most populous counties, organizers are working to use Hispanic support of affordable health care to spur a movement they think could change the state’s electoral tide. Republicans suggest the issue ranks far behind unemployment and the economy — areas where they say their policies have the market cornered.
When Texas Gov. Rick Perry was indicted last month for allegedly overstepping his authority, the charges came from a type of grand jury that is not the norm in Austin’s criminal courts: one whose members were chosen at random.
It can be jarring for a political movement built around restraining the legal system to spawn a collection of officeholders eager to use the courts to get their way.
During a Spanish-language townhall on Univision, state Sen. Leticia Van de Putte, the Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor, advocated for raising the minimum wage in Texas.
Texas man suspected in several killings dies after shootout with U.S. Marshals.
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.”