Updated: 05/07/2013 - The Texas House has narrowly approved and sent to the Senate a bill cutting taxes on chewing tobacco by more than 30 percent but raising the price of some smaller brands of cigarettes.
Posted: 05/07/2013 - The family of a Bend soldier who was among five Fort Bliss troops killed by a roadside bomb last weekend says he had recently reenlisted because he didn't want to leave his unit.
Posted: 05/07/2013 - A Kansas City-based pipeline operator has agreed to a $7 billion merger with an affiliated company.
Posted: 05/07/2013 - Jurors will soon begin deciding the fate of a Houston man convicted of capital murder for a bystander's death during a shooting rampage outside a Texas courthouse last year.
Posted: 05/07/2013 - A convicted drug dealer faces execution for shooting an 18-year-old man to death a decade ago during a robbery outside a Waco convenience store.
Updated: 05/07/2013 - Despite drenching rains April 28, drought-stricken row crops growers in the Lower Rio Grande Valley may be in for another disastrous year, possibly doubling their $50 million drought losses of 2006, according to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts in Weslaco.
Posted: 05/07/2013 - A board appointed by the state to manage the El Paso school district holds its first official meeting after taking over for the district's ousted board.
Updated: 05/07/2013 - Depeche Mode, The Cure, Muse - this year's expanded Austin City Limits Festival will feature something of a European invasion with five of eight headliners at least partially coming from across the Atlantic Ocean.
Posted: 05/07/2013 - Pope Francis has appointed the auxiliary bishop of Dallas, Mark J. Seitz, the new bishop of the Catholic Diocese of El Paso.
Posted: 05/07/2013 - The Texas House has approved a law that would ban state and local police from working with federal authorities on new gun laws.
Posted: 05/07/2013 - The Texas Senate has unamimously passed a major high school curriculum overhaul, reducing the number of standardized test students must pass to graduate high school from 15 to five.
Posted: 05/07/2013 - Gov. Rick Perry is welcoming President Barack Obama ahead of his visit to Austin this week.
Posted: 05/06/2013 - As Texas roadways become increasingly crowded, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is asking drivers to Share the Road and Look Twice during National Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month.
Updated: 05/06/2013 - About 27,000 Atmos Energy customers have been accidentally charged 10 times the amount of their bill.
Updated: 05/06/2013 - The Virginia Community College System announced today their hire of Dr. Ted Raspiller as incoming president of John Tyler Community College in the communities of Chester and Midlothian, Va.
Posted: 05/06/2013 - Emergency officials say a 9-year-old boy has died after being pulled from a burning home in San Antonio.
Posted: 05/06/2013 - New York Sen. Charles Schumer says the ability for making an untraceable and undetectable gun with a 3D printer is "stomach-churning."
Posted: 05/06/2013 - U.S. Sen. John Cornyn is scheduled to discuss security and trade matters with local law enforcement and business officials in Rio Grande City.
Posted: 05/06/2013 - The Texas House will begin slowly and selectively whittingly down the state business tax this week, as Republicans work to make good on a promise to cut taxes.
Posted: 05/06/2013 - A South Texas town of 36,000 is considering spending $1 million for what it hopes would be the largest high school stadium scoreboard screen in Texas and possibly the country.
Posted: 05/06/2013 - Texans started paying more last week for title insurance as a result of a price hike quietly approved in March by the state insurance commissioner.