- Texas issuing gay marriage licenses, despite AG's opinion Updated: Jun-29-15 7:30 pm
AUSTIN, Texas - Many county clerks across Texas have begun issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples, despite instructions from the state attorney general that they could refuse to do so if it violates their religious beliefs. And most of the ones holding out say they are doing so for logistic - not religious - reasons.
- Texas AG: State workers can deny licenses to gay couples Updated: Jun-28-15 8:56 pm
LUBBOCK, Texas - Texas' conservative Republican Attorney General Ken Paxton called the Supreme Court decision giving same-sex couples the right to marry a "lawless ruling" and said state workers can cite their religious objections in denying marriage licenses.
- Texas environmental agency paid millions for smog research Updated: Jun-27-15 6:02 pm
HOUSTON - Texas environmental officials are paying consulting firms more than $2.6 million for research that supports the claim that tightening the ozone standard would cost Texans billions and have little to no impact on public health.
- Q&A: Where Texas stands after same-sex marriage legalized Updated: Jun-27-15 3:04 am
AUSTIN, Texas - How same-sex marriage is reverberating across Texas after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that gays and lesbians have the right to wed:
- The Latest: Elderly couple are 1st to gays to wed in Dallas Updated: Jun-26-15 1:24 pm
DALLAS - The latest reaction in Texas to the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to legalize same-sex marriage (all times local):
- DPS expands drunken-driving patrols through July 4th weekend Updated: Jun-26-15 7:32 am
AUSTIN, Texas - More Texas troopers are being mobilized to expand the search for drunken drivers through the July Fourth holiday weekend.
- Tea party-backed Turner not seeking Texas House re-election Updated: Jun-25-15 3:32 pm
AUSTIN, Texas - The former NFL defensive end who led an unsuccessful tea party revolt against incumbent Texas House Speaker Joe Straus isn't seeking another term in office.
- Key ways the high court health care ruling affects Texas Updated: Jun-25-15 1:27 pm
AUSTIN, Texas - The U.S. Supreme Court has upheld government subsidies that help more than 6.4 million Americans in Texas and 33 other states purchase health insurance policies through federal exchanges created under the Obama administration's signature health care law. Here's a look at what the decision means in a state where top Republican leaders were loudly hoping it would go the other way.
- New monitoring program to add more seismic sensors in Texas Updated: Jun-24-15 12:44 pm
AUSTIN, Texas - Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has signed a bill that will fund the deployment of additional sensors to study the location and source of earthquakes.
- Texas health officials investigating stomach illness cases Updated: Jun-24-15 8:25 am
AUSTIN, Texas - Texas health officials are investigating an outbreak of a stomach illness caused by consuming food or water contaminated with feces.
- Transportation officials close Oklahoma-Texas border bridge Updated: Jun-21-15 3:13 pm
DURANT, Oklahoma - Transportation officials have reopened part of a highway connecting Oklahoma and Texas that was closed because of high water along the Red River.
- Texas may be tea party heaven, but activists aren't happy Updated: Jun-21-15 10:53 am
AUSTIN, Texas - Texas can sometimes feel like tea party heaven - the land of Ted Cruz, where the Legislature is packed with hard-right devotees and the governor himself heeds fringe fears about possible federal plots to seize the state.
- Loophole sinks ethics reforms vetoed by Texas Gov. Abbott Updated: Jun-20-15 8:58 pm
AUSTIN, Texas - Republican Gov. Greg Abbott dealt a final blow Saturday to his own pledges to tighten Texas' loose ethics rules, vetoing two reform bills poisoned by a last-minute rider that would have given lawmakers cover to hide their spouses' financial dealings.
- Planned Parenthood: No new Texas abortion clinics in works Updated: Jun-20-15 7:40 pm
AUSTIN, Texas - Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards said Saturday that her organization has no immediate plans to build more abortion clinics in Texas, where only eight facilities are likely to remain if another round of strict regulations takes effect July 1.
- Texas Supreme Court upholds divorce of same-sex couple Updated: Jun-19-15 6:44 pm
AUSTIN, Texas - The Texas Supreme Court effectively upheld the Austin divorce of a same-sex couple Friday, turning away Republican Gov. Greg Abbott and arguments that the state can't dissolve a marriage it didn't recognize in the first place.
- Texas' May jobless rate increases slightly to 4.3 percent Updated: Jun-19-15 2:10 pm
AUSTIN, Texas - Texas' unemployment rate rose slightly to 4.3 percent in May, after holding steady at 4.2 percent in March and April, a state agency reported Friday.
- Calico kitty 'Bella' named official cat of the Alamo Updated: Jun-18-15 6:49 pm
SAN ANTONIO - The Alamo has a new official cat.
- Special prosecutor: AG Paxton investigation nears grand jury Updated: Jun-18-15 6:16 pm
AUSTIN, Texas - A special prosecutor says a criminal investigation surrounding Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton and allegations that he broke state securities laws will soon head to a grand jury.
- Is Texas spending $800M to create its own border patrol? Updated: Jun-16-15 7:48 pm
MCALLEN, Texas - When former Gov. Rick Perry ordered a big reinforcement of security at the Mexico border in 2011, Texas bought six new gunboats that can fire 900 rounds a minute and clock highway speeds. But the boats, which cost $580,000 each, spent more time docked than patrolling the Rio Grande.
- Texas regulators: Disposal wells didn't cause 4.0 earthquake Updated: Jun-12-15 5:05 pm
AUSTIN, Texas - Texas oil and gas regulators say there is no evidence that a record 4.0 earthquake last month in the northern part of the state was caused by injecting oilfield waste into underground wells.
- Man gets 2-year prison term for shining laser at DPS copter Updated: Jun-11-15 6:11 pm
MCALLEN, Texas - A federal judge has sentenced a 25-year-old South Texas man to two years in prison for aiming a laser pointer at a Texas Department of Public Safety helicopter.
- Texas GOP tries to pluck the liberal thorn from its side Updated: Jun-11-15 3:27 pm
AUSTIN, Texas - For years Republicans have controlled every lever of Texas politics - every statewide office, both houses of the Legislature, the state Supreme Court. Every nexus of power, that is, but one: the capital city.
- Derailed freight train falls from bridge onto Texas highway Updated: Jun-11-15 3:16 pm
HOUSTON - Authorities say a freight train has derailed on a bridge over a Houston highway and at least one car fell onto the road below.
- Gov. Abbott signs 'pastor protection' bill into law Updated: Jun-11-15 12:10 pm
AUSTIN, Texas - Republican Gov. Greg Abbott has signed a "pastor protection" law that comes ahead of an impending U.S. Supreme Court decision on same-sex marriage.
- Court upholds key parts of Texas' strict anti-abortion law Updated: Jun-09-15 7:35 pm
AUSTIN, Texas - A federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld Texas' strict abortion restrictions that could soon leave only seven abortion clinics open in a state of 27 million people.