- North Texas families sue drillers over contaminated water Updated: Nov-26-15 12:36 pm
GRAFORD, Texas - Two families in rural North Texas have sued oil and gas drilling companies, claiming hazardous chemicals from hydraulic fracturing seeped into their water wells.
- Recent editorials from Texas newspapers Updated: Nov-24-15 8:31 pm
The Dallas Morning News. Nov. 23, 2015.
- Report finds racial bias in traffic stops by Texas troopers Updated: Nov-23-15 6:54 pm
AUSTIN, Texas - An analysis of Texas Department of Public Safety reports shows black drivers are consistently searched at a higher rate than their white counterparts - refuting years of agency claims that its data proves it treats motorists of different races equally.
- Planned Parenthood sues Texas over blocked Medicaid dollars Updated: Nov-23-15 5:48 pm
AUSTIN, Texas - Planned Parenthood sued again Monday over efforts by Republican governors to block Medicaid funding to the nation's largest abortion provider, this time against Texas, where the organization says health care access to 13,500 women is on the line.
- 2 men on Texas 10 Most Wanted list caught in Houston, Dallas Updated: Nov-23-15 3:14 pm
AUSTIN, Texas - Two gang members on the Texas Department of Public Safety 10 Most Wanted list have been captured.
- Pushback delays $11M fee hikes on Texas farmers, ranchers Updated: Nov-21-15 3:25 pm
AUSTIN, Texas - Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller is delaying millions of dollars in regulatory fee hikes following pushback from the powerful ranch and farming lobby as well as Republican lawmakers who rejected his pleas for more state funding.
- Texas unemployment rate up in October to 4.4 percent Updated: Nov-20-15 12:41 pm
AUSTIN, Texas - The Texas unemployment rate for October rose to 4.4 percent, the Texas Workforce Commission reported Friday.
- In move to improve data, troopers to ask drivers their race Updated: Nov-19-15 2:51 pm
AUSTIN, Texas - The Texas Department of Public Safety will change the way the agency records the race of stopped motorists after it was discovered troopers habitually misidentify Hispanics as white in traffic data, according to a DPS memo.
- State to close Texas school district that cut sports teams Updated: Nov-19-15 1:22 pm
PREMONT, Texas - A struggling South Texas school district that gained national attention in 2012 when it cut its sports programs to focus on academics was ordered to shut down next year amid continuing poor academic performance.
- Texas man executed for setting fire that killed 3 children Updated: Nov-18-15 9:57 pm
HUNTSVILLE, Texas - A Texas inmate was executed Wednesday for setting a fire that killed his 18-month-old daughter and her two young half-sisters at an East Texas home 15 years ago.
- Latest: Texas man executed for fire that killed 3 children Updated: Nov-18-15 9:39 pm
HUNTSVILLE, Texas - The latest on the Wednesday execution of Texas inmate Raphael Holiday (all times local):
- Perry's indictment in hands of top Texas criminal court Updated: Nov-18-15 4:17 pm
AUSTIN, Texas - Attorneys for former Texas Gov. Rick Perry urged the state's highest criminal court Wednesday to dismiss felony abuse-of-power charges that the Republican blames in part for foiling his short-lived 2016 presidential run.
- Voters in January decide Texas House race to replace Farias Updated: Nov-14-15 9:59 am
AUSTIN, Texas - Some voters in South Texas will go to the polls early next year to fill the vacant Texas House District 118 spot.
- Texas lawmaker asks for AG ruling on sports fantasy websites Updated: Nov-13-15 5:28 pm
AUSTIN, Texas - A Texas lawmaker is asking the state attorney general to determine if daily fantasy sports betting websites are illegal gambling operations in the Lone Star State.
- TEA to disband La Marque ISD at end of school year Updated: Nov-12-15 10:52 pm
AUSTIN, Texas - A much-troubled Southeast Texas school district will disband at the end of the school year.
- Education agency says 7 of 8 Texas schools meet standards Updated: Nov-11-15 5:13 am
DALLAS - About 87 percent of schools in Texas met state academic standards this year, according to ratings from the Texas Education Agency.
- Bush Texas leadership committee includes Texas House speaker Updated: Nov-09-15 7:00 pm
AUSTIN, Texas - Jeb Bush's presidential campaign has announced a Texas leadership team that includes his son, Land Commissioner George P. Bush, and state House Speaker Joe Straus.
- Texas agency: 4 districts violated law on disabled students Updated: Nov-05-15 6:30 pm
DALLAS - Four Texas school districts violated federal law by not properly evaluating students with disabilities before sending them to court for missing school, a state agency's investigation has found.
- House GOP picks Texas Rep. Brady as new Ways and Means chair Updated: Nov-05-15 12:16 pm
WASHINGTON - Texas Rep. Kevin Brady became chairman of the Ways and Means Committee Thursday after winning the approval of his fellow House Republicans as well as the backing of the chamber's new speaker.
- Perry called Oklahoma governor amid investigation of surgeon Updated: Nov-04-15 7:02 pm
AUSTIN, Texas - A spokesman for Oklahoma's governor says then-Texas Gov. Rick Perry called in 2013 and asked about a years-long investigation into a Tulsa surgeon who was a Perry donor.
- Texas AG: Police religious motto are constitutional Updated: Nov-04-15 3:03 pm
AUSTIN, Texas - Texas' attorney general has issued an opinion stating that a police department's displaying "In God We Trust" on its patrol vehicles is protected by the First Amendment.
- Texas court: Death row inmate can testify against himself Updated: Nov-04-15 1:27 pm
HOUSTON - The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals has ruled prosecutors can call a death row inmate to testify at a hearing despite 5th Amendment protections that allow defendants to refuse to testify against themselves.
- Gov. Martinez travels to Texas for tax symposium Updated: Nov-04-15 5:02 am
SANTA FE, New Mexico - Gov. Susana Martinez is making a quick trip to Texas to talk about tax reform and economics.
- News Guide: Voters OK amendments; Houston ordinance defeated Updated: Nov-03-15 11:33 pm
AUSTIN, Texas - Voters statewide approved all seven proposed amendments to the Texas Constitution on Tuesday - giving themselves tax breaks, cementing their rights to hunt and fish, pumping billions of extra public dollars into roads and freeing some top elected officials from having to live in the state capital.
- Dallas man pointed laser at law enforcement helicopter Updated: Nov-03-15 3:30 pm
DALLAS - A Dallas man faces up to five years in federal prison for aiming a laser pointer at a Texas Department of Public Safety helicopter.