Statewide News

Nondiscrimination ordinance battle goes statewide

  As fights brew in several Texas cities over nondiscrimination ordinances protecting gay people, state lawmakers are poised to dive into the fray.

Legislators' Expenses and Schmoozing, Linked

State ethics regulators are poised to raise the amount paid to Texas lawmakers for daily expenses during a legislative session — a decision that would also raise the amount lobbyists can spend wining and dining those legislators without n

I-10 reopen after vehicle fire near Fort Stockton

Interstate 10 is back open after being shut down Sunday afternoon because of a vehicle fire.

Abraham Lincoln memorabilia sells for $803,000 in Texas

A collection of Abraham Lincoln memorabilia, including a lock of hair, sold for more than $800,000 at auction Saturday in Dallas.

Cruz, Perry make a splash at Iowa GOP summit


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.