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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...
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) - A 51-year-old South Texas tree surgeon is dead, shot by deputies after a he was seen dousing himself with gasoline. The Bee County Sheriff's Office identified the man as Jerry De La Garza, owner of De La Garza Tree Service in Beeville. Sheriff's Lt...
SAN ANGELO, Texas (AP) - A judge has ordered the forfeiture of a polygamist group's West Texas ranch to the state of Texas. State District Jude Barbara Walther's order came Monday in Eldorado after the ranch owners failed to appear for the hearing. The San Angelo Standard-Times...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Texas education authorities say the number of schools falling short of minimum standards and placed on the Public Education Grant list doubled from 2012 because of newer, higher standards. A total of 892 schools were listed in 2013, up from 456 in 2012. The...
HOUSTON (AP) - An off-duty Houston firefighter made the best of his resources when trying to put out a truck tire fire: He used beer the rig Has hauling. Fire Capt. Craig Moreau and his wife were driving home Monday night after a trip to Austin when they came upon an 18-wheeler...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst called on Texas senators to draft a new long-range plan to boost education performance in Texas schools and universities. Dewhurst spoke at a benefit for the United Negro College Fund in Grapevine on Thursday where he...
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - State Senator Wendy Davis is proposing several ideas to recruit new public school teachers in Texas, including guaranteeing admission to state colleges for high school juniors in the top fifth of their classes. The Democratic front-runner for governor...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - State Representative Dan Branch says he has raised $1.9 million in the last six months for his campaign to become the next Texas attorney general. The Dallas Republican announced Thursday that his campaign has $4.9 million in cash on hand. Branch's campaign...