Texas News

Today is the last day for Texans to register to vote in the March 1 primary, but you will also need to make sure you have proper identification when you cast your ballot. Texas election laws require voters to present an approved ID before entering the voting booth. Alicia Pierce...
Nearly 200 law enforcement leaders are considering new rules to change how officers use force that they say could significantly remake how policing in the United States has been done for decades. Police officers in Dallas will soon be taught to move backward during target...
Authorities in Texas are reviewing thousands of cases using a possibly flawed way of determining the odds that a defendant left DNA at a crime scene. The ongoing review of cases focuses on samples that include DNA from more than one person. Forensics experts and prosecutors are...
Jamacian Health officials confirmed it's first Zika virus case in a 4yr old boy, who had just returned from a trip to Texas. The Zika virus, which is known to cause birth defects in infants has been spreading globally at an alarming rate. 31 Americans in 11 states and Washington...
Police in Fort Worth, Texas, filed a report early Saturday after receiving a call about a disturbance involving Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel and a woman who described herself to officers as his ex-girlfriend. Police said in a news release that they could not...
Call it the I-35 firewall, because it’s the best defense against a big downturn in the Texas economy. Three major metros along the interstate corridor — Dallas, Austin and San Antonio — keep adding jobs even as oil prices plunge. And their gains may be enough to offset the...
A new report about the fertilizer plant explosion in West, Texas in 2013 blasts the EPA and OSHA for not having tougher regulations for handling and storing ammonium nitrate. The report from the US Chemical Safety Board criticizes emergency response from the town of West...
There's more bad news for public schools. Two reports this week have ranked Texas dead-last for public education standards. The Dallas Morning News reports that two education organizations called "Achieve", which helped write Common Core standards, and EducationNext-dot-org says...
Authorities say at least 145 students and staff members at a Southeast Texas middle school received hospital treatment after an apparent carbon monoxide leak Thursday. Beaumont emergency personnel say the children and adults from Marshall Middle School were being treated...