Texas News

The Texas House has voted to issue A through F grades to rate public schools' academic performance - but its plan features far different criteria than a similar, Senate-approved proposal. The plan passed late Thursday would distribute letter grades based on student and school...
Texas health officials today finalized with Blue Bell Creameries the steps the company must take before selling ice cream from its Brenham plant. The company temporarily shut down its operation following the discovery of Listeria monocytogenes in certain ice cream products...
A Houston-area obstetrician who abandoned his swamped car and walked a half mile in floodwaters reached a hospital in time to deliver two healthy babies. Dr. Bassem Maximos said Wednesday that it was a group effort. KHOU-TV reports Maximos became stranded Tuesday during flooding...
(from AP) To keep state buildings from falling into disrepair, as some have, lawmakers have voted to establish a deferred maintenance fund and oversight committee. Sponsored by Tyler Republican Sen. Kevin Eltife, the bill authorizing the fund cleared the House yesterday via a...
A traffic stop in the Texas Panhandle has led to a driver charged with money laundering after $97,000 was found in a vacuum-sealed bag in the trunk. The Department of Public Safety on Thursday said investigators believe the cash was being hauled from Cary, North Carolina, to San...
The Texas House has approved allowing the sale of fireworks on holidays that mark Texas independence. The measure approved Tuesday would allow counties to permit fireworks sales for Texas Independence Day on March 2 and San Jacinto Day celebrations April. It also would allow...
Following yesterday’s declaration of a state of disaster in Bosque, Clay, Denton, Eastland, Gaines, Montague and Van Zandt counties, Texas Governor Greg Abbott today visited the Texas State Operations Center (SOC) to receive a briefing on state resources being dispatched to...
The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) today honored the Texas troopers, agents and Texas Rangers who have lost their lives in the line of duty. Gov. Greg Abbott, the keynote speaker for the service, and various other law enforcement officials and family members of fallen...
Cleanup continues in an East Texas town slammed by a tornado that left two people dead and damaged dozens of buildings, including schools. The Van Independent School District canceled classes again Tuesday. School was also called off Monday as emergency personnel surveyed the...