Texas News

Houston-area authorities say deputies shot a man in the leg after he refused to drop his gun and opened fire at law enforcement over the weekend. The Harris County Sheriff's Office says deputies received a report of a disturbance at a Katy residence, where they found a man armed...
A South Texas police officer has been killed and two people critically hurt in a head-on collision in Atascosa County. A coroner on Monday identified the man who died as 51-year-old Pearsall police Officer Michael Villarreal. Investigators say the two-vehicle wreck happened...
Nobody has been hurt when a United Airlines jet carrying 173 people slipped off the taxiway after landing in Houston during rainy weather. A United statement says Flight 1545 originated in Las Vegas and rolled into the grass after landing Monday morning at George Bush...
A pilot program allowing soldiers in hostile fire zones to vote via email is being touted as a success after just eight soldiers from Bexar County cast ballots in Texas' general elections last year. State lawmakers now are poised to expand the program, likely to Bell County,...
The average national price of a regular gallon of gasoline continues to drop. Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg said Sunday that the price of a regular gallon of gas dropped 5 cents in the past three weeks to $2.45 a gallon. Lundberg says the drop came despite a rise in crude oil...
West Texas ranchers and landowners are up in arms over plans to build a natural gas pipeline through pristine lands of the state's Big Bend region. The San Antonio Express-News ( http://bit.ly/1D9xak2 ) reports that a consortium of two companies owned by billionaire businessmen...
Fort Worth police say five people died in a fiery accident when an 18-wheeler crashed into several vehicles and people who had stopped to help a motorist involved in a one-vehicle accident on Interstate 30. Police say the 18-wheeler struck the vehicle that had been involved in...
The University of Texas at El Paso has won a $4.9 million grant to lead a study of how to do more with less water. The El Paso Times reports ( http://bit.ly/1D7pyOS ) that the university will use the money to investigate the impacts of climate change in the Rio Grande Basin...
A former Texas district judge accused of soliciting and taking bribes from a San Antonio lawyer is expected to appear in court Monday to plead guilty. The San Antonio Express-News reports ( http://bit.ly/1OnroQB ) that U.S. District Judge Xavier Rodriguez has set a plea and...