Texas News

(from State Farm) This time of year insurance companies see a spike in fire and home burglary claims. In 2013 Texas ranked 2nd in the nation for December thefts and tied for no. 1 (with Illinois) for December fire claims. Nationwide, December is the #1 month for fire claims at...
Texas State Representative Joe Moody (D–El Paso) introduced a bill Monday that would reduce state penalties for possession of small amounts of marijuana. Representative Moody announced the details of the bill at a news conference hosted by Texans for Responsible Marijuana Policy...
The Obama administration is officially inaugurating a new family detention center in rural South Texas commissioned amid the recent influx of children pouring across the U.S.-Mexico border. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson is visiting the lockup Monday in Dilley, about 70...
A newspaper investigation has found that none of more than 300 convicted sex offenders ordered into a little-known Texas program since 1999 have ever successfully completed treatment and been freed. The Houston Chronicle reported Sunday that dozens of offenders have severe...
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell’s September meeting with Texas football coach Charlie Strong was the feel good story of the fall — at least as far as the university was concerned. The coach’s five core values, including honesty and treating women with respect, received national...
It took authorities less than five days to track a Houston murder suspect to Central Mexico after his wife's body was found stuffed in a refrigerator in Houston. Patrick Lambert, like other fugitives, may have considered Mexico an easy way to escape the law. "That's a...
Two cars sat smashed and mangled in the middle of the road Thursday night, a reminder of how quickly life can change. A Houston man is charged in a drunk driving accident that killed one man late Thursday night. But a woman who came to his side wants his family to take comfort...
North Korea has presented to the media an American who says he illegally crossed into the country but has not been held in custody. He also says he will seek asylum in Venezuela. Arturo Pierre Martinez, of El Paso, Texas, told reporters in Pyongyang on Sunday he entered North...
Long depicted as the rootin'-tootin' capital of American gun culture, Texas is one of the few states with an outright ban on the open carry of handguns. That could change next year, with an expected push for expanding gun rights from the Republican-dominated Legislature. At...