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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Texas Railroad Commission Chairman Barry Smitherman say he's raised $1.7 million during the last six months for his attorney general campaign. Smitherman said in a statement Monday that he also has nearly $2.1 million in cash on hand. He hasn't taken any...
TEXAS CITY, Texas (AP) - A Montana woman visiting family in Southeast Texas has died after picking up a lamp from some wet ground and being electrocuted. The accident happened Sunday night in Texas City. Fire Marshal Dennis Harris says the victim, whose name and hometown weren't...
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) - A dolphin found stranded last week on a South Texas beach has died. Officials with the Marine Mammal Stranding Network say a necropsy will be done on the Atlantic bottlenose dolphin that died Sunday. The adult male dolphin was discovered last...
AMARILLO, Texas (AP) - A Texas Panhandle group hoping to create a railroad museum has dropped plans amid funding, location and ownership issues. Members of a board seeking to establish a Santa Fe Railway Historical Museum in Amarillo voted Friday to disband. Potter County...
BRANSON, Mo. (AP) - Federal officials are investigating why a Southwest Airlines jet bound for Branson Airport in Missouri instead landed at another airport about 7 miles away that has only about half as much runway. Flight 4013, carrying 124 passengers and five crew members,...
HOUSTON (AP) - Authorities say a 12-year-old autistic boy was killed instantly when a truck driven by a man who was allegedly drunk hit him as he rode his bicycle along a high-speed overpass in southwest Houston. Alvester Bowens had been reported missing after he separated from...
The investigation of possible impeachment of an embattled University of Texas regent has now cost the state $200,000 and rising. The Dallas Morning News reports that high profile Houston attorney Rusty Hardin has submitted his latest and largest bill of $163,000 for legal aid...
U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz is to address a public policy conference sponsored by the conservative Texas Public Policy Foundation. The group closes a three-day convention in Austin where it touted its policy positions to Texas lawmakers and policymakers. Cruz has garnered national...
A white Houston man accused of misleading voters into thinking he was black to help him win election is now accused of not living in the district he was elected to represent. Dave Wilson was narrowly elected to the Houston Community College board of trustees in November. His...