The new program, funded by the Governor’s Criminal Justice Division, is designed to encourage Texans to help combat transnational crime by anonymously reporting information on stash houses used to facilitate human trafficking, drug smuggling and smuggling of people.
The Texas Association of Business' 2015 agenda calls for the Legislature to end diversions of state gas taxes from road funding and to dedicate half of motor vehicle sales taxes to road construction and maintenance.
Gov.-elect Greg Abbott’s pick for Texas Secretary of State voted for a local resolution last year endorsing the expansion of Medicaid — a central tenet of the federal Affordable Care Act that Abbott fiercely campaigned against.
U.S. Sen. John Cornyn of Texas will be the Senate's next majority whip, Republicans in the upper chamber decided Thursday. The majority whip is tasked with counting votes and helping communicate the majority leader’s position.
The men and women on the front lines of our military are some of the strongest in the world, but it takes a lot to get there and a lot to get back there when they are wounded or injured. That's why there are physical training and rehabilitation programs at military installments across the nation.
Legal wrangling over Denton's fracking ban will give Texans a free course on the widely mischaracterized oilfield technique that put Texas at the forefront a national energy boom.
Consultants for Democrat Wendy Davis warned her campaign months ago that the Fort Worth senator was headed for a humiliating defeat in the Texas governor’s race unless she adopted a more centrist message and put a stop to staggering internal dysfunction. After Election Day, their warnings seem eerily prescient.
A board of medical professionals appointed by Gov. Rick Perry said Wednesday that the state should provide health coverage to low-income Texans under the Affordable Care Act — a move the Republican-led Legislature has opposed.
Texas’ top health official told lawmakers Wednesday that they should combine the state's five health departments into one “mega-agency.”
Veterans are currently unemployed and underemployed but the Texas Veterans Commission is working to help..
The ongoing tension between Texas legislators and the University of Texas System Board of Regents looks likely to bleed into the 2015 legislative session.
Abigail Fisher's case against The University of Texas at Austin regarding the consideration of race in admissions for students not admitted through the state's Top Ten Percent Law was dealt another blow on Wednesday.
Today is Winter Weather Preparedness Day in Texas
The Texas Association of Business (TAB) today joined with more than 300 trade associations and chambers from 50 states representing a wide range of industries to voice strong concerns with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Saying Wednesday that low-income Texas women will no longer wonder how to find out about state-provided health services, Texas Health and Human Services Commissioner Kyle Janek unveiled a new information website.
It's being called the "Turducken" of desserts.
Winter-like weather has folks wanting to crawl up next to a nice, cozy fire but there's a few precautions you should take to ensure your safety and the safety of others.
A mother claims her son was slapped by his teacher Monday, at Ben Milam Elementary School.
A man faces a felony charge after a fight leaves another man bloodied, according to police
Odessa police say one woman used her car as a deadly weapon against an officer on Saturday.
In his bid to unseat House Speaker Joe Straus, Frisco state Rep. Scott Turner is making it clear that he plans to force a vote on the first day of the legislative session. Tea Party activists are strongly backing Turner, and outraged that state Rep. Giovanni Capriglione has switched sides.
Frustrated for decades in its search for a new source of water, San Antonio thinks it has finally divined the answer. It will pay a premium to let private companies do the work.
Two House Bills have been filed in Texas to allow open carry.
Gov.-elect Greg Abbott reaches out to a Rio Grande Valley GOP leader, Cameron County Judge Carlos Cascos, for the first appointment of his new administration.
Former President George W. Bush used an event designed to promote a new book to give his brother Jeb a boost. Invoking his father, Bush said: "I can speak for 41 when I say this. He ought to run for president, and he would be a great president should he win.”
A Midland woman faces forgery charges after police say she stole checks and other items by using a business she owns.
The American Cotton Growers announced Friday that they will be closing the Littlefield Denim Mill on January 6th, leaving the 350 employees that work there jobless.
In just the past year and a half, three Lubbock area educators -- all women -- confessed to having inappropriate relationships with high school students. However, all avoided jail time, managing to get off with only probation.
Last week, "the Vaqueros" was selected as the new mascot for the University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley. It has since proved controversial, and on Monday, the university's president, Guy Bailey, issued a response to the criticism.
Chip Roy, who has worked for several of the state's top elected officials and currently works in U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz's political office, is the leading candidate to be first assistant to Attorney General-elect Ken Paxton.
State Reps. Trey Martinez Fischer and José Menéndez both said Monday they will consider running for Leticia Van de Putte’s seat in the Texas Senate if she leaves it behind for the top spot in San Antonio.
It is said an education can bring you a better future, but Permian Basin school districts like Midland ISD see some students slipping away.
After a mistrial was declared Monday in the case of state Rep. Ron Reynolds, D-Missouri City, a new trial was scheduled to start Jan. 5. Reynolds is accused of illegally offering legal services to accident victims within 30 days of their incidents.
New medical scrubs use copper ions to help prevent infection.
A bipartisan group of lawyers led by former Texas Solicitor General James C. Ho plans to file an amicus brief on Monday morning asking a judge to dismiss the case against Gov. Rick Perry.
Thousands of Texans who voted in 2010 did not come back to do it again in 2014, and most of those voted for the Democratic candidate for governor four years ago. At the same time, another kind of voting — mail ballots — is booming.
UPDATED: State Sen. Leticia Van de Putte is also thinking about a mayoral run, she acknowledged Sunday afternoon.
Local students used their skills and their time to help stroke survivors this weekend in Odessa.
Salvador Alvarado III, 29, of Morton pleaded guilty on Friday in Lubbock federal court to one count of possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of Methamphetamine.
This week marks 15 years that a Texoma serial killer has been on death row.
A man reports being shot by his neighbor, according to police
Some people believe the earthquakes are just nature's hand at work, as there are a few faults within the Callahan Divide. Others firmly state that the quakes are caused by the hand of oil companies pumping both natural gas and water out of the ground.
If you want to know how the officeholders you elected on Tuesday will govern, look at how they ran and what the voters responded to.
Greg Abbott's gubernatorial campaign pulled back the curtain this week on its exhaustive ground game and voter targeting efforts. The campaign credits those efforts for aiding the Republican's strong showing among Hispanics and his eye-popping margin of victory — 20 points — over Democrat Wendy Davis.
With the midterm elections behind him, President Obama said he was ready to take executive action to prevent many undocumented immigrants from being deported, which analysts said could benefit Texas' agricultural, construction and service industries.
Superintendent Jimmy Noland said Cardenas has been given a trespass warrant, an order to stay away from all NDISD campuses, school functions and athletic events.
Texas is ready to start handing out $2 billion in seed money for water projects, more than a year after voters approved a constitutional amendment tapping into excess oil and gas tax revenues.
Child Protective Services officials were in Wichita Falls on Thursday morning discussing their commitment to transforming the agency into the most effective child protection system.
In her failed bid for governor, Democrat Wendy Davis followed a tradition going back well over a decade of gubernatorial candidates attempting to paint their opponent as an "Austin insider."
Gov. Rick Perry appeared in court Thursday to watch his attorneys, armed with plenty of theater, try to convince a judge that the prosecutor pursuing abuse-of-power charges against him was improperly sworn in.