If Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst wins his bid to replace Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison, he will leave a job he has had for nearly 10 years -- longer than all but two other lieutenant governors in Texas history.
Reaction to the news that the Department of Justice has rejected the state's request for preclearance of its controversial voter ID law was swift and partisan, as expected.
Average retail gasoline prices in Texas have risen 6.8 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.65 per gallon yesterday.
More than one year after the disappearance of Hailey Dunn, volunteers continue to spread the word in an effort to find her.
Those craving political intrigue this spring need look no farther than the University of Texas at Austin and Texas A&M University campuses, where student body election seasons have been anything but ordinary.
The U.S. Department of Justice has rejected Texas' application for preclearance of its voter ID law, saying the state did not prove that the bill would not have a discriminatory effect on minority voters.
"He has the intestinal fortitude to change the federal government. The direction of the country needs to be changed," Combs said.
Though Perry says the state has the medical capacity to continue to treat the more than 100,000 women enrolled in the program without Planned Parenthood clinics, other health leaders vehemently disagree.
Texas gained an additional 67,200 jobs in January. That's the 18th consecutive month that employment has grown in the state. In 2011, the state gained a total of 258,200 jobs.
The state's Hispanic population is blooming, and its black population grew faster than its Anglo population. But Anglos still dominate the political maps, and Latinos dominate the part of the political maps controlled by minorities.
China's special envoy to Syria, Li Huaxin, said Tuesday that his visit comes as part of China 's diplomatic efforts to find a solution to the Syrian issue.
This morning, star watchers everywhere are closely monitoring the after effects of an enormous solar flare that erupted overnight on the sun.
Barring a last minute change of heart, the Indianapolis Colts and star quarterback Peyton Manning are expected to part ways today, making the Indy darling a free-agent.
Mitt Romney is the apparent winner of six Super Tuesday states. Rick Santorum followed with three, as Newt Gingrich claimed victory in the state that held the most delegates of the night.
Childcare costs could soon be going up for all parents.
A major producer of natural gas in the Permian Basin is teaming up with an investment firm.
The Texas Department of Public Safety is again warning Texas students to avoid traveling to Mexico during spring break, which begins next week for most of the state's schools.
Republican lawmakers are willing to allow the entire Women's Health Program to end rather than let Planned Parenthood participate.
The body count is climbing in Syria, and the Syrian government is putting roadblocks in the way of humanitarian relief and international observers.
Oreo celebrates its 100th Birthday!
U.S. military personnel will be able to avoid long security lines, like these at Reagan National Airport.
North Korean troops have been conducting live-fire drills near an island that was the site of a deadly artillery exchange less than two years ago.
The big contest is between Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum on this Super Tuesday. What's at stake today, 437 Delegates in ten states in contests stretching from Alaska to Virginia.
Fifty-nine percent of likely Texas voters oppose Gov. Rick Perry's
efforts to keep Planned Parenthood out of the joint state-federal
Women's Health Program, while 38 percent approve, according to a new
poll from Public Policy Polling.
The body of a Carlsbad child initially feared missing has been recovered from a dry well.
A major Odessa road had to be shut down Monday after a diesel spill in the street.
Average retail gasoline prices in Texas have risen 2.7 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.58 per gallon yesterday
The four-year rate is now about even with the state average and the sixth-highest at a public university in Texas.
The Republicans have snapped up everything not nailed down by the federal Voting Rights Act.
Sixty-six mushers began their quest to win the Iditarod trail sled dog race with the competition's official start Saturday March 3rd in Willow, Alaska.
In a historic first, Israeli President Shimon Peres will visit San Francisco and the Silicon Valley over the next several days. It is the first time an incumbent Israeli president will visit the region.
With his fifth straight win in Saturday's Washington Caucuses, Mitt Romney is picking up momentum, and high profile support in Super Tuesday.
Shoes pounded the pavement Saturday in a massive effort to prevent the recent suicides hitting close to home.
A fifty-five year old woman was killed and another man was seriously injured in an overnight apartment fire in north Abilene.
New Mexico has fined two private prison operators for what is considers lax conditions.
Critics say the staggeringly low graduation rate at TSU -- a historically black college in Houston's urban Third Ward that currently receives more state financing per student than the University of Texas at Austin -- is unacceptable.
Starting Monday parts of 42nd Street will be shutting down between Golder and Andrews.
Only two of the state's 38 public four-year universities can graduate half of their students within four years -- and even then, just barely.
Critics say it is failing in its core responsibility of graduating students
Altus police have released the name of the woman found dead in a car parked in an alley Tuesday afternoon
An Amber Alert has led police to the body of a child, and the case has now turned into a homicide investigation.
Waco-area resident and rock star Ted Nugent announced today on Twitter
that he was endorsing former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney's bid for
the GOP presidential nomination. But he said things would be different
if Texas Gov. Rick
Perry had run a different campiagn.
A mentally disabled man was attacked in his own home Thursday night, and the alleged attacker is his own roommate.
A crowd gathered Friday at the Planned Parenthood Health Center in Austin to express their concerns over a Texas Health and Human Services Commission rule excluding Planned Parenthood from participating in the Women's Health Program.
The Dunes Sagebrush Lizard now has a protected habitat in Southeast New Mexico.
John Nielsen-Gammon, the Texas state climatologist, has a standard joke:
A few years ago, before the start of the most intense drought in state
history, almost nobody in Texas knew he existed.