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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...
A United States senator trying to gain access to a federal facility housing immigrant children in Texas near the Mexico border and talk to a supervisor has been turned away after police were summoned. U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley, a Democrat from Oregon, told one of the police...
The family of a woman whose body was found 11 days after she made a frantic cellphone call from a Houston hotel elevator as floodwaters from Hurricane Harvey rushed in has filed a lawsuit saying the hotel did not properly plan for such flooding. The lawsuit filed Monday in...
Dallas police say a 47-year-old woman has told detectives she shot and killed her husband because he had been beating the family cat. Authorities say Mary Harrison has been arrested and jailed on a murder charge in the slaying of her 49-year-old husband Dexter Harrison. She's...
A COALITION OF IMMIGRANT RIGHTS GROUPS AND MEMBERS OF THE FAITH COMMUNITY ARE RALLYING AGAINST A TRUMP-ADMINISTRATION POLICY THAT'S SEPARATING ASYLUM-SEEKERS AND CHILDREN AT THE BORDER. IT'S BEING LED BY CONGRESSMAN JOAQUIN CASTRO. HE FEELS THAT IT'S IRONIC THAT AMERICA -- WHICH...