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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The state Legislature has approved expanding the state's network of virtual courses online for public school students, allowing it to include more classes from private providers. The House and Senate previously passed the proposal by Republican Rep. Ken King...
PALO PINTO, Texas (AP) - A prisoner who fled from a van transporting him to Florida has been apprehended about 90 miles from the North Texas town where he escaped. Palo Pinto County Sheriff Ira Mercer says Michael Rimmer was found by deputies Sunday morning at a convenience...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The Texas Legislature has approved a measure ensuring that restaurants and food stores must allow service dogs, including those for veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder. The House and Senate previously passed the proposal by San Antonio Democratic...
The Texas Legislature has approved a bill allowing students with proper licenses to keep guns in their cars on college campuses. The House and Senate previously passed the proposal by Republican Sen. Glenn Hegar of Katy. Both chambers on Sunday then approved a version reconciled...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Texans who use drones to photograph people on private property could be charged with a crime under a bill on its way to the governor's office. The Legislature approved the measure Sunday night. The bill's sponsors say they are scrambling to keep up with the...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A coalition of conservative and Democratic lawmakers has killed a measure that would have allowed them and prosecuting attorneys to carry guns anywhere they wish. In a 38-103 vote, House members killed the bill Sunday night after a lengthy debate over...
With speculation over the likelihood of a special legislative session intensifying just two days before adjournment, the Texas Legislature slowed its pace Saturday to just a few hours of work. A final version of the state budget passed the Senate on a 27-4 vote, opposed only by...
DALLAS (AP) - Prosecutors will seek to revoke the bond of a Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle awaiting trial on an intoxicated manslaughter charge. A court hearing is scheduled for Friday morning for Josh Brent. He's charged in the Dec. 8 crash that killed Jerry Brown Jr., a...
WASHINGTON (AP) - An accused Mexican drug cartel member has pleaded guilty in the killing and wounding of two U.S. agents in Mexico. Julian Zapata Espinoza pleaded guilty Thursday to the February 2011 shootings of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents. He faces up to...