Statewide News

More than $220 million in improvements planned for Texas rail

More than $220 million will be spent this year improving rail service for freight trains in Texas. The improvements are all apart of Burlington Northern Sante Fe's capital improvement program.

Dallas High-speed chase ends with shocking melee

A high-speed police chase came to a dramatic end Wednesday in Dallas when the driver rear-ended a minivan and was then dragged into the street and beaten by a woman and man inside.

Otto Touts Plan to Consolidate School Districts

The House’s chief budget writer on Thursday praised a proposal to consolidate the state’s 1,026 regular school districts into a few dozen super-districts — a tax move aimed at equalizing per-student funding statewide. 

Virtual Doctors Making Medical Board Really Nervous

The Texas Medical Board will meet Thursday to consider a 21st-century question: How should the state regulate doctor-patient relationships when they exist only in cyberspace and, in some cases, across state lines?

$564.1 million Powerball jackpot winning ticket sold in Texas

A winning ticket for Wednesday night’s $564.1 million Powerball® jackpot was sold in Texas at the Appletree Food Mart located at 893 E. Princeton in Princeton.

Texas Gun Bills to Get Their First Capitol Hearing

Between two armed rallies, countless emails and phone calls, and at least one social media thrashing of the lieutenant governor, gun rights activists have made their presence felt in the Capitol since the opening day of the Legislature.

Texas woman high on drugs calls 911 for a ride, police say

A Lufkin woman was booked into jail Wednesday morning for allegedly calling 911 for a ride while high on an unknown intoxicant.

Over 55,000 tickets sold for USA-Mexico in San Antonio

The U.S. Men's National Team will be playing in front of a record crowd for soccer in San Antonio on April 15 for USA-Mexico, Presented by AT&T.

Erroneous toll bills fuel criticism at hearing


Ethics Bill Would Shed Light on Contracts

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Hays Water Fight Portends Battles to Come

WIMBERLEY — Hundreds of people packed a community center Tuesday night to demand that state Rep.

Bitter Twitter: Texas teen fired over tweet before she even starts

We've all had that job we just couldn't take anymore. yeah, well one north Texas woman known to the twitter-verse as Cella landed a gig at jets pizza in Mansfield.

Odds of winning the Powerball jackpot: One in 175,000,000!

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Before you start thinking about what you'd do with $485 million, let's get serious: You're not going to win.

Cross-Border Trucking Program Moving Forward

After two decades of political posturing, a cross-border trucking program will soon be ready to roll, opening up an avenue to expand trade between Texas and Mexico.