Statewide News

Feds Tell Texas to Try Again on Teacher Evaluations

Imperiling the state's waiver from the federal No Child Left Behind Act — and potentially renewing a battle over local control of school district policy — the U.S.

Out of Office, but Not Finished With Politics

Susan Combs, the state's comptroller of public accounts for eight years, left that post this month as quietly as you can leave statewide office.

Bill targets toll road's power to take land

  A year ago, the Texas Turnpike Corporation was optimistic about its plans to build the state’s only private toll road northeast of Dallas.

Border Patrol agent returns fire at alleged smuggler, killing him

A split second decision on the border ends with an undocumented immigrant dead and a Border Patrol agent on administrative leave.

Gov. Abbott names three to University Of Texas System Board Of Regents

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott today appointed two new members to The University of Texas System Board of Regents, Sara Martinez Tucker and David Beck, and reappointed current Regent and Vice Chairman of the Board Steve Hicks.

Carson: Don't talk ACA repeal without alternative plan

 

State seeks input from residents for 2015 transportation projects

The state of Texas will have about $1.75 billion dollars to spend on roads in 2015.

Alleged smuggler dead after shooting at U.S. Border Patrol agent

A split second decision on the border ends with an illegal immigrant dead, and a border patrol agent on administrative leave.

Legal costs add up on both sides of Perry's case

While former Texas Gov.

Body found on Greyhound bus from El Paso to Dallas

A passenger has been found dead on a Greyhound bus at a Dallas maintenance facility.

Largest cocaine seizure since 2010 at Columbus POE found in cement

A 60-year-old Las Cruces man was arrested at the Columbus Port of Entry on Friday for allegedly attempting smuggle over thirteen pounds of cocaine valued at $435,000 hidden in joint cement.

McCaul plan would fund Guard, aid Border Patrol

 

First Texas execution of 2015 set for Wednesday