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Gunman in Capitol Shooting Reaches Plea Deal

Posted: 08/08/2011 - A man who fired a pistol into the air in front of the state Capitol, prompting millions of dollars in security upgrades, has reached a plea deal.

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School Boards Pay Big Money to Part with Leaders

Posted: 08/08/2011 - State records show that Texas school boards have paid more than $7.7 million in severance pay over the past few years to buy out the contracts of superintendents.

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Small Earthquake Reported in Dallas Area

Posted: 08/07/2011 - DALLAS (AP) - A small earthquake has been recorded in the Dallas area. A spokesman for the U.S. Geological Survey said the earthquake occurred about 11:45 p.m. Saturday. No injuries were reported.

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2 Texas women killed in rollover in New Mexico

Posted: 08/07/2011 - HOBBS, N.M. (AP) - Authorities say two women from Texas are dead after a rollover crash in New Mexico. State Police say the accident occurred about 11:45 p.m. Saturday some eight miles north of Hobbs.

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Nurseries Suffering in Heat Wave

Posted: 08/07/2011 - FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Chalk up another casualty to the blistering Texas heat: greenhouses. Landscape companies and sod suppliers say they are frustrated by high temperatures that are destroying inventories and keeping customers away.

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Iowa Focal Point for Potential Shifts in GOP Race

Updated: 08/07/2011 - DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Three important markers in the coming days could fundamentally alter the 2012 Republican presidential campaign, including whether Texas Gov. Rick Perry enters the race.

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Chiropractor Receives 2 Life Sentences

Posted: 08/07/2011 - AMARILLO, Texas (AP) - A Potter County jury has convicted an Amarillo chiropractor for assaulting and sexually abusing his live-in girlfriend and sentenced him to two life sentences.

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Bar Patron's Death Ruled Homicide

Posted: 08/06/2011 - FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - The medical examiner has ruled that the death of a 26-year-old Fort Worth man who fell and struck his head during a fight outside a Fort Worth bar is a homicide.

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5 Injured in Single-Engine Plane Crash

Posted: 08/06/2011 - AMARILLO, Texas (AP) - Five people were injured, two critically, when a single-engine airplane crashed north of Rick Husband International Airport.

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Perry Prayer Rally Puts 2012 Prospect in Spotlight

Updated: 08/06/2011 - HOUSTON (AP) - Texas Gov. Rick Perry's prayer rally in Houston puts the Republican presidential prospect in the national spotlight and with an influential conservative constituency watching.

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Warren Jeffs Convicted by Texas Jury

Updated: 08/04/2011 - A Texas jury has convicted polygamist leader Warren Jeffs on child sexual assault charges in a case stemming from two young followers he took as brides in what his church calls "spiritual marriages."

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ERCOT: Cutting Large Users Averts Rolling Outages

Updated: 08/05/2011 - The electric grid operator for Texas has escaped having to resort to rotating residential power outages by shedding large industrial and commercial users to abate near-record power demand statewide.

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Texas Drought Officially The Worst Ever, Says Texas A&M State Climatologist

Posted: 08/04/2011 - As Texas continues to bake in record heat, the drought news for the state continues to be bleak – Texas is now in the midst of its most severe one-year drought on record, according to John Nielsen-Gammon, the Texas State Climatologist and professor of atmospheric sciences at Texas A&M University.

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New La Nina Watch Issued, Worrying Parched Texas

Updated: 07/17/2014 - Climatologists say the La Nina weather conditions that contributed to the drought affecting most of Texas may re-occur later this year and prolong the misery for the state's farmers and ranchers.

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2 Reported Drowned at Canyon Lake

Posted: 08/04/2011 - Emergency personnel say two men have drowned during a family outing at a San Antonio-area lake.

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