Texas News

A man is scheduled to plead guilty next week to federal charges that he was involved in the shipment of 145 pounds of marijuana from Texas to Mississippi. Court records say the marijuana was inside a steel construction beam being shipped from Brownsville, Texas, to Jackson, Miss...
A national atheist foundation says it will seek permission to hoist its own banner to join secular and religious Christmas displays on an East Texas courthouse square. Attorney Stephanie Schmitt of the Freedom From Religion Foundation revealed the plan after Henderson County...
A state regulatory panel has approved a measure that could stop water from Colorado River lakes upstream from Austin to downstream farmers next year if the ongoing drought doesn't break. The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality voted unanimously to allow the Lower Colorado...
A man is dead and two deputies are wounded after a domestic disturbance call to a home near a Central Texas lake climaxed in a shootout. Hill County Sheriff Jeffrey Lyon says a deputy approached the home at Lake Whitney on Wednesday afternoon when an armed man emerged and opened...
Authorities say a 12-year-old girl shot by her mother during a standoff at a Texas welfare office has died. Laredo police spokesman Joe Baeza said Ramie Grimmer died Wednesday at a San Antonio hospital. Her 10-year-old brother, who authorities say was also shot by mother...
A Texas lawmaker recently received an adult stem cell treatment to help treat his multiple sclerosis. The procedure is similar to what Governor Rick Perry had done in July for an aching back. Perry had stem cells taken from fat in his own body that were then grown in a lab. They...
Imperiled towns around drought-ravaged Texas are finding short-term fixes to water supply problems just in time to avert a crisis. Massive yellow pipes are being pieced together as part of a $250,000 pipeline project in the Central Texas city of Groesbeck, which was expected to...
An official at the University of North Texas says a man has been found dead at a campsite on the school's campus where Occupy Denton protesters have been gathering. The Dallas Morning News reports that university spokesman Buddy Price says officers from the school's police...
Elizabeth Rita Kuss Erney wasn't a typical 80-year-old woman. "She would have been mortified being called elderly, because there was nothing elderly about her," her daughter Patricia Baker, 47, said. Until her death earlier this week, relatives said, she was attending aerobics...