Texas News

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...
An Associated Press review of police and court records shows that long before Ethan Couch became notorious for using an "affluenza" defense in a fatal drunken-driving crash, his family had multiple run-ins with the law. The Texas teen and both of his parents often flouted...
The Texas teenager who used an "affluenza" defense in a fatal drunken-driving wreck is expected to learn whether he'll be moved to an adult jail as he awaits a judge's ruling on transferring his case to the adult system. A hearing is scheduled Friday for 18-year-old Ethan Couch...
A federal judge in San Antonio has sentenced the ex-president of a South Texas bank to two years in prison for lying about how much the financial institution was worth before it was sold. Former D'Hanis State Bank president Laurie Mayfield, also known as Laurie H. Scott, could...
Federal regulators say dozens of Texas plants similar to a fertilizer facility that exploded in 2013 in the town of West, killing 15 people, are still operating near schools, hospitals and residential neighborhoods. The Chemical Safety Board says in a report released ahead of a...
A Fort Worth woman has been fatally shot in what police say was an apparent road rage incident on a Texas highway. Authorities say 26-year-old Brittany Daniel was driving on Interstate Highway 30 in Arlington around 7 p.m. Wednesday when a suspect in the rear passenger seat of...
Sunday is the deadline for getting signed up for Obamacare at Healthcare.gov. Joe Ybarra with Enroll America says the fines for not signing up are steep. "If you're not signed up by January 31st, when you file your 2017 taxes that penalty will go up to $695 per person. For a...