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Presidents, first ladies and many others who knew Barbara Bush are praising her devotion to the nation, her family and literacy. President Donald Trump said among Mrs. Bush's greatest achievements "was recognizing the importance of literacy as a fundamental family value that...
Two Harris County constable deputies have been wounded in a shootout that authorities say also left the gunman wounded and two other deputies injured. Constable Mark Herman says one of the deputies shot with a shotgun is hospitalized in stable condition. The other has received...
An advocacy group says the Border Patrol has released a Mexican woman in the U.S. illegally who was detained for roughly 18 hours after accompanying her 4-year-old son to a San Antonio hospital. The Workers Defense Action Fund says Silvia Macuixtle's son broke his arm and needed...
Prosecutors have opened a court hearing in the murder case against New York real estate heir Robert Durst with photos of a letter directing them to the body of his slain friend. A former Los Angeles police criminalist testified Monday that the letter was addressed to Beverly...
A Texans Care for Children report shows teen girls in foster care are five-times more likely to become pregnant. Senior Child Welfare Policy Associate Kate Murphy says many future problems are created for both mother and child when a teen in foster care gets pregnant. Murphy...
The State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) says despite a lengthy investigation by its investigators and the Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF), no one has ever been arrested and charged with setting fire to the fertilizer plant in West on April 17, 2013, that claimed 15 lives...
Four baboons are back in an enclosure after escaping briefly from a San Antonio medical research center. Officials at the Southwest National Primate Research Center, which is part of the Texas Biomedical Research Institute, say three of the baboons were captured within about 30...
A family spokesman says former first lady Barbara Bush "has been a rock in the face of her failing health." Jim McGrath did not elaborate as to the nature of the 92-year-old Bush's health problems. She is at home in Houston. McGrath says Bush "has decided not to seek additional...
Travis, Williamson, Bastrop and Burnet Counties are all included in a state drought disaster declaration by Gov. Greg Abbott. In all 72 counties from across the state are under threat from wildfire due to extraordinary drought conditions. (Photo: Shutterstock.com)