Statewide News

Police: East Texas man sets girlfriend on fire

An East Texas man was arrested over the weekend for allegedly setting his girlfriend on fire.

TSTC launches center for employability outcomes

With the launch of a new initiative Monday, the Texas State Technical College System could help revolutionize how colleges align their curriculum with workforce demands and help their students match up better with employers’ needs.

Greg Abbott files brief supporting same-sex marriage ban

Attorney General Greg Abbott’s office filed a brief on Monday arguing that Texas’ ban on same-sex marriage is constitutionally sound and a matter for voters, not court

VIDEO: 44,000 pot plants discovered in East Texas by deer hunter

Texas authorities are having a "high time" looking the growers of tens of thousands of marijuana plants.

Expect roadblocks statewide during fall hunting seasons

The Department of Game and Fish will conduct roadblocks throughout the state during fall hunting seasons to collect harvest data and to detect wildlife law violations.

'Hot Seat' saves kids

The city of Albuquerque, New Mexico has honored an Eldorado High School student for inventing a device with life-saving potential.

MMA BEATDOWN: Texas clerk kicks robber into submission

A group of would-be thieves picked the wrong gas station to rob. They knew when an employee was coming back with a bank bag, but they didn't know another clerk was a mixed martial arts fighter!

Analysis: A conundrum for Texas Capitol gatekeepers

Texas lawmakers are going to have to figure out what a reporter is.

Think it's hot In Austin? Get used to 110

At the end of the century, Austin’s average summertime high temperature could be six degrees above today’s average high of 97 de

Texas National Guard could get arrest power at the border

An unexpected surge of power at the border is up for consideration. Texas governor Rick Perry wants to deploy 1,000 National Guard troops to the Rio Grande Valley.

Campaigns test conventional wisdom with summer ads

 

Texas gets high marks for executive order transparency

 

Texas gets high marks for executive order transparency

Texas is among the states that do well at making executive orders accessible to the public, according to a report released Thursday by the Sunlight Foundation, a nonprofit that advocates for open government.

Texas delays rollout of new teacher evaluations

 

Report: New law led to statewide drop in abortions

The number of abortions in Texas decreased by about 13 percent statewide and 21 percent in the Lower Rio Grande Valley following the passage of strict abortion regulations that went into effect last November, according to a report that academic