Texas News

The devastating Texas wildfire season has now been going on for a year, and there's no end in sight. A few fires have flared up recently _ unlike the numerous massive blazes this spring and summer. But the Texas Forest Service says more large fires are expected this winter...
TransCanada says it will move its planned oil pipeline out of the environmentally sensitive Sandhills area of Nebraska, and is confident the project will still win approval. The company announced the decision Monday at a news conference at the Nebraska Capitol. A TransCanada...
Texas has a powerful thirst, one that won't be quenched any time soon given projections that the state's population will double to 46 million over the next half-century. In the past, Texans - particularly those in the most populated areas - found water for all those extra...
When it comes to education, the Republican field of presidential candidates has a unified stance. They all want the federal government out of schools. But how they'd do that varies. Take the Education Department. Texas Gov. Rick Perry along with Reps. Michele Bachmann and Ron...
The remains of a Korean War veteran have been finally laid to rest in his East Texas hometown more than 60 years after he was declared missing in action. The Tyler Morning Telegraph reports that Cpl. Benny Rogers was buried on Saturday in Athens amid a sea of flag-waving...
DALLAS (AP) _ Catholics now have a sure-fire way to know when their religious fervor needs some rekindling. A new iPhone application called Ignio tracks users' religious activity and reflects it in the flame of a virtual candle tied to the app. The flame stays lit as long as one...
One of the federal agencies Rick Perry managed to remember during Wednesday's GOP debate is the U.S. Department of Education. He says he wants to close it. But what exactly would that mean? http://www.texastribune.org/texas-education/public-education/what-would-it-mean-abolish-...
McALLEN, Texas (AP) _ A Texas family law judge seen beating his older daughter in a video she posted on YouTube is having visits with his younger daughter limited. The limits on Aransas County Court-at-Law Judge William Adams include an order not to take his 10-year-old daughter...
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) _ Two Oklahoma-based American Indian tribes have amended a federal lawsuit that seeks an injunction barring the state from transporting water from southeastern Oklahoma to North Texas. The Choctaw and Chickasaw tribes filed the amended petition in U.S...