Posted: 1:21 PM An expert witness says the poorest school districts in Texas tax at a rate that is 7.8 percent higher than the state's wealthiest districts but receive 35 percent less in per student funding.
Posted: 1:22 PM Gas prices are sharply lower in Texas, and analysts say the drop is due in part to falling demand because so many vehicles and airplanes on the East Coast were idled by Superstorm Sandy.
Posted: 11:02 PM Fifth-grader Edgar Erazo was more excited than usual about going to school Wednesday because he was dressed as a zombie for Halloween.
Updated: 8:50 PM Convicted killer Donnie Lee Roberts has been executed for the 2003 slaying of his girlfriend at her East Texas home.
Updated: 3:16 PM The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals has upheld the convictions of two men condemned for the deaths of law enforcement officers.
Posted: 1:21 PM Several Texas school board members have testified about how differences in property values lead it unequal taxation and funding for public schools.
Posted: 10:53 PM Chaos and confusion are words Houston firefighters used to describe the scene of the day care fire that killed four toddlers and injured three others.
Posted: 10:50 PM Texas Senators from both parties say the state may have gone too far in imposing a zero tolerance policy for bad behavior in schools.
Updated: 2:10 PM AUSTIN, Texas -- A school finance expert says Texas needs to spend at least an additional $8 billion annually to ensure its students meet tough new academic standards.
Posted: 9:32 AM When Louisiana parole violator Donnie Lee Roberts was arrested for fatally shooting his girlfriend at her East Texas home nine years ago, the first thing he told police who questioned him was that he wanted the death penalty.
Posted: 1:31 PM School Finance expert Lynn Moak says academic standards that continue to get tougher have more significantly reshaped Texas schools than reductions in funding.
Updated: 1:25 PM A survey of 11 public school districts who teach a quarter of Texas children found that officials spend $227 million a year on disciplinary programs and school security.
Updated: 11:05 PM Trooper who fired from a helicopter on a pickup truck tried to disable the speeding vehicle.
Posted: 3:56 PM A state district judge has issued a temporary restraining order telling Texas not to kick Planned Parenthood out of the Medicaid Women's Health Program, if they continue to accept federal funds.
Updated: 9:04 AM A former Texas State University student has been charged in connection with a bomb threat the university received via email on Oct. 18.
Posted: 3:47 PM Don't mess with Texas elections. That's the double-down message Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott delivered Thursday to poll watchers affiliated with United Nations who want to come and observe voting on Election Day.
Posted: 1:01 PM Retail gasoline prices have taken a tumble this week across Texas.
Posted: 9:53 AM The state's chief accountant is putting a spotlight on rising debt in Texas school districts at a time when many are suing the state over funding.
Posted: 6:54 AM Officials say nine people have been hurt in a chemical tank leak that restricted outdoor activities in a Southeast Texas city for hours.
Updated: 11:24 PM The Texas Public Utility Commission will likely double the price cap on wholesale electricity in order to encourage more generation.