Texas News

As national unrest swells over police officers not indicted in high-profile shootings, a Texas House panel is trying to calm public concerns that prosecutors who investigate officer-involved incidents are biased. Parents of children shot by Texas law enforcement officers told...
A federal judge in Texas has blocked temporarily federal rules that would have expanded medical leave benefits to some gay couples. In a 24-page ruling filed Thursday in Wichita Falls, Texas, U.S. District Judge Reed O'Connor granted a preliminary injunction that stays expansion...
A Texas Senate education panel is considering a sweeping but divisive voucher plan that would let families get state funding to send their children to private and religious schools. The proposal championed by Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and Senate Education Committee Chairman Larry...
New U.S. Census Bureau figures show Texas is the nation's second-largest state for population with about 27 million people. California was the nation's most populous state in 2014, with 38.8 million residents. The Austin-Round Rock area is the nation's third-fastest growing...
Agents with the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission's Field Operations Division conducted more than 900 stings at bars, clubs and other alcohol-selling establishments statewide March 9-20 as part of an effort to prevent alcohol sales to minors during Spring Break. In all, agents...
Agents with the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission's Field Operations Division conducted more than 900 stings at bars, clubs and other alcohol-selling establishments statewide March 9-20 as part of an effort to prevent alcohol sales to minors during Spring Break. In all, agents...
(from Williamson County and Cities Health District) For the sixth year in a row, Williamson County ranks as one of the healthiest counties in Texas. The 2015 County Health Rankings list Williamson County as the third healthiest place to live among 237 counties in Texas. Since...
(from Texas.gov) This spring, Texas.gov is launching its 2015 advertising campaign encouraging Texans to visit Texas.gov/Driver for all their driving-related government business. The new campaign features 30-second television commercials airing in the Austin area during March...
A Texas lawmaker's proposal to establish a 25-foot "buffer zone" around police engaged in keeping the peace is drawing fire from both legal experts and law enforcement groups, but for different reasons. Dallas-area House representative Jason Villalba introduced HB 2918, which...