Statewide News

Austin mulls regulations for Uber, Lyft

The battle lines were clearly drawn at a tense City Council meeting one evening last week in Austin.

Could work-study jobs, Section 8 Housing help Students?

Longtime University of Texas at Brownsville President Juliet García — currently focused on creating a new academic institute in South Texas — is proposing two innovative ways to increase retention and completion among at-risk

Report: Abortion restrictions tied to poor health

States that put tight restrictions on abortion generally perform worse on women’s and children’s health outcomes, according to a new report released by the Center for Reproductive Rights and Ibis Reproductive Health, both groups tha

CDC confirms first Ebola case diagnosed in U.S.

A patient being treated at a Dallas hospital is the first person diagnosed with Ebola in the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Tuesday.

Texas boy savors every sight before his vision fades

A young Texas boy whose sight will soon fade is visiting Alaska to see landscapes he has long dreamed about. Ben Pierce was born four months early and weighed just 22 ounces.

Final Gubernatorial debate looms in Dallas

Democrat Wendy Davis has one more chance to share a debate stage with the Republican front-runner in the race for Texas governor, and if the recent past is any guide, she’ll

Davis accuses Abbott of grant fund 'cover-up'

*This story has been updated throughout to include a response from the office of Attorney General Greg Abbott.

Dallas hospital isolates patient over possibility of Ebola

A Dallas hospital has isolated a patient to be tested for the deadly Ebola virus, hospital officials confirmed Monday.

In Debate, Patrick and Van de Putte Spar Over Taxes

In the only scheduled debate in their race for lieutenant governor, state Sens.

CBP make rescues in New Mexico and West Texas due to heavy flooding

CBP Offices of Air and Marine (OAM) from El Paso and Alpine, Texas and Deming, New Mexico have been busy over the past several days conducting air rescues of stranded residents and hikers due to high flood waters.

Community mourns loss of Texas College softball players

Hundreds gathered on the campus of North Central Texas College Sunday to remember four young women killed in a tragic bus crash on an Oklahoma highway Friday night.

Patrick, Van de Putte set to take stage for debate

On the campaign trail, Texas lieutenant governor candidates Dan Patrick and Leticia Van de Putte have air

Analysis: Getting legislative permission to do business

When upstart competitors challenge established businesses, they often call on state lawmakers for help, creating the fight card for the next legislative session.

Debating what's more sacred: Private land or public beaches

Texas has long prided itself on its Open Beaches Act, which guarantees public access to beaches along most of the state’s 367-mile Gulf Coast.

Big changes at The Tombaugh Theater

By the end of this year, the Clyde W. Tombaugh Theater is scheduled to have the first phase of its facelift finished with the installation of a new all-digital large format projection system.