Local cotton growers hope to profit from the recent rain storms this season, as they prepare to plant their cotton seeds next month.
A Texas mom delivers the only set of female quintuplets born in U.S.
A plan to overhaul the state’s public education funding system from a top House lawmaker received largely favorable reviews from school districts during a marathon legislative hearing that ended late Tuesday night.
The University of Texas at Austin filed for five trademarks related to the hiring of basketball coach Shaka Smart this month. But an alumnus, his neighbor and a Louisiana company beat it to the punch on three others. An arduous legal process now may be looming.
Ahead of a trip to Texas to advocate for an end to mass incarceration, the Grammy and Academy Award-winning singer talked with the Tribune about why the state is so crucial to the criminal justice reform movement.
One hundred and fifty years after the end of the Civil War, a 13-year-old boy caused an uproar at the Texas Capitol on Tuesday as lawmakers considered his proposal to modify a state holiday honoring Confederate heroes.
The Senate on Tuesday approved legislation that would close the book on two programs that helped fuel the state’s years-long surge in wind energy production.
Senators on Tuesday voted 30-1 to approve the state's two-year budget plan. Now, attention will turn to reconciling differences with the House on budget issues involving taxes, border security and the Texas Racing Commission.
Another round of sparring between Texas cities and car service companies Lyft and Uber played out on Tuesday, when a panel of Texas lawmakers considered letting cities regulate Lyft and Uber the same way they regulate cab companies.
U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, who announced Monday he is running for president, is heading to Texas to raise money.
Mack Brady Meadows, 64, a Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offender and this month’s featured fugitive, is now in custody after being captured on Apr. 10 in Orange County, Texas.
Three residents of Floydada, Texas were arrested by special agents with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
Odessa police arrested one man over the weekend after three minors told officers he pulled a BB gun on them.
While Space-X continues to make headlines from its Florida location, things from its future new home in Brownsville still look pretty quiet.
According to police, they received a 911 call on Thursday concerning a non-responsive 16-month old baby girl, identified as Madison Cannon.
Planned condo tower with unusual design making waves in Austin.
At a packed committee hearing Monday evening, advocates for Tesla Motors told a panel of Texas House members that it was time to bring state laws into the 21st century and let the company sell its luxury electric cars in Texas.t
Almost three years after a Texas high school football player died from sudden cardiac arrest, the Texas House has tentatively approved mandatory electrocardiograms for high school athletes.
Texas lawmakers on Monday began looking at a seawater desalination bill proposed by state Sen. Juan "Chuy" Hinojosa that advocates say would offer "drought-proof" means of supplementing withering state water supplies.
Free beans and cornbread will be available at all United Locations to help alleviate the stress of Tax Day on April 15th.
Court documents that became available Monday morning revealed new information about a kidnapping and rape case. The new records sharply contrast with the story Darene Brooks, 27, provided before he was arrested on Friday afternoon.
Former House Appropriations Chairman Jim Pitts, R-Waxahachie, is lobbying for the Texas Entertainment Association — the euphemistically named trade group for the state’s strip clubs.
Police charged a man with a 1st degree felony after they found him with cocaine, guns, and a 5-year-old.
Springtime in Texas is known for the beautiful wildflowers that blanket the fields and roadsides across our state, including the state flower, the Bluebonnet. Here are a few tips to help everyone enjoy the wildflower season safely and lawfully.
Abilene police arrested two men from Bakersfield, Ca, Wednesday for openly carrying a firearm in the Whataburger restaurant on South 1st street in Abilene.
An ECISD teacher is accused peeping in a neighbor's window, he says the cops arrested the wrong guy and his alibi proves it.t
Thousands of layoffs in the oil and gas industry are expected in the coming months. But despite the bad news, the UTPB Small Business Development Center has seen more people than ever wanting to open their own business.
A 9-month-old is getting treated at Cook's Children's Medical Center after accidentally inhaling lighter fluid at a Day Care in Wichita Falls.
With a huge pot of extra money to inspire them or tempt them to make grand proposals, Texas lawmakers have opted for thrift over big ideas. That's a little out of character.
While U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz and former Texas Gov. Rick Perry unsurprisingly agree former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton would make a bad president, they have taken different approaches to explaining why.
Weeks after resigning as mayor of Rio Grande City, Republican Ruben Villarreal has confirmed he will challenge longtime incumbent U.S. Rep. Rubén Hinojosa, Democrat of Edinburg, for his seat in Texas' 15th Congressional District.
Texas is likely to play a significant role in the Democratic front-runner’s presidential bid, and Clinton could return the favor.
A collection of unflattering headlines has lawmakers and one of Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller's predecessors questioning whether the world-champion calf roper was ready to steer a billion-dollar agency. But Miller is brushing off the criticism.
The Texas wine industry seems to be on the rise, even gaining national attention, especially the growth in West Texas.
Led by HSI, a 3 day raid conducted in Lubbock equaled the rest of 122 gang members.
A Midland woman has been arrested for murder in connection with the February death of 22-year-old Krysta Dawn Copeland.
Several people from funeral procession helped stop a purse snatcher in San Antonio, Texas.
Digging in the dirt pays off for a Texas youngster
In 2013, billions of dollars in bonds to pay for new campus buildings slipped through the grasp of state universities and colleges in the session's closing moments. Another bond package is now moving swiftly through the chambers, and university leaders hope not to repeat that fate.
State politicians have made beating up on federal intrusion a cottage industry, but haven't hesitated to tell local governments what to do. On Thursday, local government representatives pushed back.
Collin County District Attorney Greg Willis has asked the Texas Rangers to look into Attorney General Ken Paxton's violation of state securities law, Willis' office said Thursday.
Energy companies could expect to end the year with crude oil at least $60 per barrel, according to Marshall Adkins, Director of Energy Research at Raymond James.
The Texas House gave final approval Thursday to an early education bill backed by Gov. Greg Abbott, sending it to the upper chamber on a vote of 128-17.
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Senate Finance Chairwoman Jane Nelson, R-Flower Mound, said she expected the Senate version of the budget to be debated by the full Senate next week, “probably Tuesday.”
Key early education legislation backed by Republican Gov. Greg Abbott overwhelmingly passed the House Wednesday after surviving multiple challenges from Tea Party-backed representatives.
A Senate committee has passed state Sen. Donna Campbell's bill to repeal in-state college tuition for undocumented students on to the full chamber with a party-line vote.
The Texas House on Wednesday tentatively approved a package of bonds worth $3.1 billion to support construction on college campuses. Legislators haven't authorized such spending in a decade.
The Texas Senate has preliminarily passed a bill that would move the state’s public integrity unit from the Travis County district attorney’s office to the Texas Rangers.
A Senate committee approved a bill that would limit tuition increases to the rate of inflation unless universities meet "performance measures." Meanwhile, a House committee is considering a bill to tie tuition increases only to inflation.