Statewide News

Texas' New Social Studies Textbooks Under Fire

Several academics pointed to flaws — including inaccurate descriptions of world religions and out-of-date racial terminology — in proposed social studies textbooks up for adoption by the Texas State Board of Education.

Law Enforcement Groups Come Out For Gay Marriage

Two prominent county sheriffs and a group of law enforcement officers filed a brief in federal court Tuesday in support of gay marriage, saying the state has failed to give gay and lesbian first responders “the equal dignity and respect t

Child Services had contact with family of Texas toddler who was killed

There were signs of suspected abuse of a Texas toddler who was found dead Friday in a shallow grave. Tony Plohetski reports Child Protective Services had received multiple reports on the two year-old boy.

Video: Texas officers catch wrong-way driver with two children in car

A police officer in Texas put himself in danger to protect the public from a wrong-way driver on an interstate highway. The intense situation was all caught on the officer's patrol car dashboard camera.

With Pre-K grant, Texas switches gears on federal cash

In a shift for a state that has shunned other federal education initiatives like Common Core and

Perry touts legacy to toll road group

Calling Texas “the mecca of innovation on transportation infrastructure,” Gov.

Analysis: The Voter ID You Won't Need at the Polls

It seems odd that you do not need a voter registration card to vote in Texas, but that’s one effect of the state’s voter ID law.

New Mexico family looks for son who was lost in Congo refugee camp

A New Mexico family has been searching for their loved one for the past eight years. The boy, then 7-years-old, went missing while they were living abroad. Now, they're asking for help to find the now 14-year-old boy.

Drillers, but not fracking, tied to tainted water

Oil and gas activities – but not hydraulic fracturing – tainted drinking water wells atop North Texas’ Barnett Shale and Pennsylvania’s Marcellus formation, according to a new study.

Hidalgo County clinics cut ties with Planned Parenthood

Hidalgo County women who receive state-financed reproductive health services may soon seek care from familiar clinics — operating under unfamiliar names.

HIV-infected teacher accused of sexually assaulting Texas teenager

A 43-year-old Texas music teacher is accused of sexually assaulting a teenage boy he met online. Authorities stated he possibly transmitted HIV to the boy.

Longhorn fan in hospital after fall at AT&T Stadium

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Analysis: Law, like politics, makes strange bedfellows

Greg Abbott, the state’s attorney general and the Republican Party’s nominee to

In Health Care, Organizers Find Issue to Spur Hispanics

When Armando Rodriguez opened the front door of his home here on the city’s west side, Chris Ornelas of the Texas Organizing Project met him with one question.

Inside Texas Politics: Frontrunners' Strategy

On this week's edition of WFAA-TV's Inside Texas Politics, I talked with host Jason Whitely and the Fort Worth Star-Telegram's Bud Kennedy about the campaigns being run by three GOP statewide candidates.