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An alliance of U.S. education groups is expressing shock that the Trump administration would let schools buy metal detectors and extra police through a program Congress has used to defend its response to school shootings. A spending bill this spring included $1.1 billion for a...
Dozens of people, including some children, were discovered in a tractor-trailer in San Antonio. KSAT-TV reports that authorities from several agencies were called to a North Side neighborhood around 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday and found 55 people suspected of entering the country...
A family that lost several relatives during a mass shooting at a Texas church says the federal government was negligent by failing to report the gunman's criminal information to a national database. The Holcombe family filed a federal lawsuit this week in San Antonio. It notes...
U.S. Border Patrol agents report making 51,912 arrests in May, the third month in a row the number has topped 50,000. The Trump administration uses the arrest numbers as the best gauge of whether illegal crossings are going up or down. Border arrests fell last year to the lowest...
Texas' highest criminal appeals court has reinstated the 2015 sexual assault conviction of a former Baylor University football player whose case ignited a scandal that engulfed the nation's largest Baptist school. The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals said Wednesday that a lower...
A new report on the damage caused by Hurricane Harvey says the U.S. has never experienced the amount of rainfall across such a vast area as that brought by Harvey when it struck Texas. The report released this week by the Harris County Flood Control District says more rain fell...
The statewide gas price average in Texas is now $2.76 for a gallon of regular unleaded fuel, according to the AAA Texas Weekend Gas Watch. That price is two cents less than last week and is 57 cents more per gallon compared to this day last year. Of the major metropolitan areas...
More than 150 students across Texas have sent Governor Abbott a letter, encouraging him to consider their views when drafting school safety policies. The letter says students are sick of well-funded, out-of-state groups exploiting tragedies to justify their call for more gun...
A South Texas jury has sentenced a 34-year-old Mexican national to death for the fatal 2014 shooting of an off-duty Border Patrol agent. The Cameron County jury deliberated about two hours Tuesday before sentencing Gustavo Tijerina-Sandoval in the capital murder of Agent Javier...