Statewide News

Judge: Perry Must Attend Oct. 31 Court Hearing

Gov. Rick Perry will have to make a Halloween appearance in an Austin courtroom, a judge ruled Monday.

LISTEN: 911 call for now-deceased Ebola patient

The city of Dallas has released the 911 audio call placed for now-deceased Ebola patient Thomas Duncan. You can listen to the audio recorded on September 28, 2014, in the video player above

Struggling with state exams, students still advance

More than 100,000 fifth- and eighth-graders failed the state exams in reading and math that are required to move on to the next grade last year. Most of them probably advanced anyway.

Analysis: A simple and very expensive proposal

In a campaign commercial, Attorney General Greg Abbott rolls down a freeway ramp next to a stalled line of cars, ready with a self-deprecating wisecrack: “A guy in a wheelch

American nurse with protective gear gets Ebola; how could this happen?

The nurse in Texas seemed to have taken all the precautions needed to protect herself from Ebola.

Texas nurse tests positive for Ebola; first Ebola transmission in U.S.

UPDATE: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed Sunday that a worker who helped care for a Dallas Ebola patient now also has t

Davis Ad With Empty Wheelchair Sparks Firestorm

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Findings of Socorro audit passed along to agencies for investigation

The Socorro City Council today, passed along findings of an audit to the FBI, Texas Rangers, Sheriff's Office and the district attorney's office.

In AG race, contentious issues but little discussion

Some of the most contentious issues that have surfaced in statewide campaigns this year — if Texas is required to disclose the locations of hazardous chemical warehouses, or if sweeping cuts lawmakers made to public education should be de

Analysis: In democrats' fall, a lesson for GOP

 

Police: Man on acid demands sandwich, McDonald's trip

A man allegedly on a week-long acid trip faces robbery and burglary charges for breaking into homes in the Roy area, stealing weapons and making odd demands such as food and rides for a drink, the Pierce County Prosecutor's Office said.

Creator of 'Hook 'em horns' hand sign dies

The creator of the iconic Hook 'Em Horns sign for the University of Texas has died, Melanie Torre has the full story. In 1955 cheerleader Harley Clark knew the Longhorns needed something to get them through the season.

Analysis: In Democrats' fall, a lesson for GOP

One of the people who steered Texas from a one-party Democratic state to a one-party Republican state sees some similarities between the Republican Party of the 1970s and 1980s and the Democrats of today.

Injury data by race goes uncollected in Texas

Austin lawyer Brad McClellan became convinced a few years ago that one of his clients, a black man who had been horribly injured at a smelting plant in West Texas, faced discrimination from the insurance company handling his workers’ comp