Texas News

The toll roads are some of the fastest ways to get around town and have become a pipeline for hundreds of thousands of commuters across Central Texas. But convenience comes at a cost. 7 On Your Side investigates why some drivers are calling the TxDOT late payment fees excessive...
BP worked on Friday to thread a mile-deep needle it hopes will help sew up a massive oil spill, and it received federal approval to inject chemical dispersants at the site of the leaking well in an attempt to dissolve the crude before it can rise and further threaten shorelines...
U.S. Rep. Ciro Rodriguez was at Mission San Jose on Friday to promote a bill he is sponsoring that, if passed, would fund a study to expand the San Antonio Missions Historical Park and the creation of a new visitor center. House Resolution 4438 was voted out of the House Natural...
U.S. citizen? Your passport, please. Well, OK, a driver's license will do. But you're out of compliance. A year ago, the Homeland Security Department started requiring U.S. citizens to have passports or other special documents to cross the border from Canada or Mexico. http://...
A leading social conservative on the State Board of Education will push for further doubt to be cast on separation of church and state when the board goes back to work on proposed curriculum standards for social studies next week. Board member Don McLeroy, R-College Station, has...
A group of Dallas-area business leaders and sports enthusiasts already has the Olympic spirit for 2020, firing up an early grass-roots campaign to bring those Games to North Texas. "We wanted to do whatever we could do to put Dallas at the forefront for 2020 bid or whenever the...
A little more than two years ago, when Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins announced that 15 long-hidden boxes of materials relating to the Kennedy assassination would go to the Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, it seemed like a big win for the local team. Sixth...
Exclusively Sunday in the Houston Chronicle: The Bushes are gone, Lone Star lobbyists are scarce, and Democrats rule in D.C. It’s now left to these top power brokers to represent Texas on Capitol Hill. http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/side/7001934.html
Three former Texas Mexican Mafia hit men engaged in a matter-of-fact, businesslike tone Thursday as they methodically described for federal jurors their participation in five San Antonio slayings. Onetime mafia sergeant Ricardo Saenz said he agreed to testify against three high-...