Texas News

A Houston activist is campaigning to have Galveston officials take down a statue in front of the local courthouse that honors Confederate soldiers. Isaac Fanuiel tells the Galveston County Daily News ( http://bit.ly/1Chs0FZ ) that the monument is inappropriate on an island where...
PFLUGERVILLE, Texas -- Family and friends celebrated the Fourth of July a day early at the Pflugerville Pfirecracker Pfestival. "We ate snowballs," said 4-year-old Logan Fryatt. The event gave the official kick off to the holiday weekend. From music and bands, to the color guard...
A man who apparently mocked alligators, then jumped in the water -- despite warning signs -- is dead after being attacked in Texas. Orange County Police were called to Burkart's Marina near the Louisiana state line early Friday morning after reports that Tommie Woodward, 28, and...
Lance Armstrong is trying to keep his sex life under wraps in a court of law. The disgraced cyclist and his lawyers are fighting the government in an attempt to block them from asking a key witness in his upcoming doping trial who allegedly heard the cyclist admit to taking...
Shocking and graphic footage has been released showing police shooting a man dead after he pulls a BB gun on them outside a Texas Applebee's. Officer body cameras show James Bushey, 47, get riddled with bullets by two officers as he draws a life-like handgun from his shorts...
A state district judge has awarded shared custody of a 2-year-old girl to her same-sex parents, who are divorcing. Bexar County state District Judge Renee Yanta awarded shared custody to Allison Flood Lesh and Kristi Lesh in San Antonio on Wednesday. The San Antonio Express-News...
A special prosecutor says he plans to present a North Texas grand jury with evidence of first-degree felony securities fraud against Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton. In an interview Wednesday with WFAA-TV ( http://bit.ly/1LExPiE ) of Dallas-Fort Worth, special prosecutor Kent...
Austin environmentalists are targeting those Dollar stores you see around town and throughout the state. They protested in front of a Family Dollar store in South Austin. They say low-income families and communities of color are getting sick from toxic products bought there...
A group representing Texas state workers has begun allowing employees to enroll their same-sex spouses for benefits. The Employees Retirement System of Texas on Wednesday began accepting enrollment forms following the U.S. Supreme Court decision, which cleared the way for gay...