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The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) today graduated five Troopers and five canines from an eight-week training program. These new canine teams will join 46 other DPS teams stationed throughout Texas, including seven explosive-detection teams stationed in Austin. “Illicit...
Malignant breast cancer cells Peter Thomas AUSTIN, Texas — A research team led by scientists at The University of Texas Austin has engineered an enzyme that safely treats prostate and breast cancer in animals and also lengthens the lifespan of models that develop chronic...
The Texas Department of State Health Services and Cameron County Department of Health and Human Services have identified four additional cases of suspected locally transmitted Zika virus disease in Cameron County. The cases were identified as part of the follow up to the state’s...
Former University of Texas football quarterback Major Applewhite gets promoted to head coach at University of Houston. Applewhite replaces Tom Herman who is replacing Charlie Strong as football coach at UT.
A West Texas city is coming under scrutiny by the Freedom from Religion Foundation for a cross that sits in a public park. Staff attorney Sam Groves said Thursday that the Wisconsin-based organization wrote Spur officials in July after a resident contacted the foundation to...
Actor Judge Reinhold has been arrested on a disorderly conduct charge after a confrontation with security agents at Dallas Love Field. A Dallas Police Department statement says the 59-year-old actor was arrested Thursday afternoon after Transportation Security Administration...
An advocacy group that successfully sued Texas on behalf of children in long-term foster care says state objections to reforms recommended by court-appointed experts don't square with official statements out of court. New York-based Children's Rights and the Texas lawyers who...
Today reports surfaced that a staffer at Patterson Middle School in Killeen, was forced to have her Christmas door decorations torn down by the school’s principal because they were “an issue of separation of church and state.” Ms. Shannon, who is on staff at Patterson Middle...
FROM THE OFFICE OF ATTY GEN'L KEN PAXTON AUSTIN – Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced that the state of Texas will receive $1,015,420 in a $19.5 million settlement that 42 other state attorneys general reached with the pharmaceutical company Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS)...