Texas News

More than 2,000 people turned out for AIDS walk Austin 2010 held in Downtown Austin sunday afternoon. The walk was the final event of Austin Red Week , a time used to promote HIV and AIDS awareness in Central Texas. Walker pounded pavement for three miles around the city,...
In a political landscape that grows more treacherous each election, many Texas candidates are doing less to tell voters where they stand. Nonpartisan research group Project Vote Smart has called out congressional, statewide and legislative contenders for ducking its issues...
Next month, voters will decide who represents another Central Texas House district, District 17. As KLBJ’s Perry Watson tells us in this Campaign Preview, it’s another race between an incumbent and a first-time challenger.
A Mexican official says the search for an American tourist believed to have been shot while crossing a border lake has been temporarily called off. Tamaulipas state attorney general's office spokesman Ruben Dario Rios Lopez told the McAllen newspaper The Monitor that the search...
Taxpayers footed the bill for close to $1 million in security costs for 23 foreign trips by GOP Gov. Rick Perry and his wife over seven years, according to records obtained under the Public Information Act by the San Antonio Express-News/Houston Chronicle. The actual security...
A global intelligence company Wednesday said the death of U.S. citizen David Michael Hartley on Falcon Lake was a case of mistaken identity in a turf war between rival drug cartels. Hartley, who was shot during a Sept. 30 sightseeing trip to the Mexican side of the binational...
The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the constitutionality of the Texas Pledge of Allegiance on Wednesday, rejecting a Dallas couple’s argument that the pledge violated the First Amendment, according to a news release from the state attorney general’s office. A Dallas-...
Gov. Rick Perry acknowledged Wednesday that he has a "nice, close personal relationship" with a major campaign donor whose company was awarded $4.5 million in state technology funds despite its failure to win approval from a regional screening board. The governor defended the...
A veteran judge rejected efforts Tuesday by attorneys for Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan to close an evidentiary hearing to the media, but agreed to a short delay to review a defense motion for a continuance until Nov. 8. The requests for the delay and to close the hearing were separate...