Texas News

The statewide gas price average in Texas is now $1.96 for a gallon of regular unleaded fuel, according to the AAA Texas Weekend Gas Watch. That price is four cents less than last week and 49 cents less per gallon than last year. Of the major metropolitan areas surveyed in the...
An 86-year-old North Texas man has been sentenced to life in prison after being convicted of fatally shooting his son and grandson in 2013. Collin County District Attorney Greg Willis said in a statement that a judge sentenced Paul Alexander Tanner Sr. on Monday after a jury...
An independent has won a special election for a San Antonio-based Texas House seat and will be the first non-Republican or -Democrat in the Legislature in decades. But Laura Thompson's term only lasts through December. She won't be serving while the Legislature is in session...
The pilot of a hot air balloon that crashed near Lockhart, killing 16 people, was able to keep flying despite having at least four convictions for drunken driving in Missouri and twice spending time in prison. Whether the pilot's drinking habits had anything to do with the crash...
Texas agreed to weaken its voter ID law, which federal courts have said discriminated against minorities and the poor and left more than 600,000 registered voters potentially unable to cast a ballot. The state worked fast to soften the law before November's election, moving from...
With local Zika cases detected in Florida and increased travel to Brazil for the Summer Olympics, Texas is on high alert for local Zika transmission by mosquito bites and is urging everyone to strictly follow precautions. “It’s the perfect mix – local transmission in Florida,...
U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today released the following statement after reports surfaced outlining the Obama administration’s payment of $400 million in exchange for three Americans held in Tehran in January: “The revelation that the Obama administration ransomed the three...
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is trying one last time to have his criminal indictment on securities fraud charges dismissed before trial. The Republican has asked the state's highest criminal court to throw out felony charges that accuse Texas' top prosecutor of deceiving...
Sheriff Keith Korenek reports that yesterday at 10:46 am, the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Canine Unit, Sgt. Randy Thumann and K9 partner “Lobos” with Deputy David Smith seized approximately 8 kilos of what is believed to be white Heroin. Deputy Smith and Sgt...