Posted: 06/27/2013 - Gov. Rick Perry has invoked the name of Democratic filibuster star Wendy Davis as a rallying cry for tougher abortion limits in Texas.
Posted: 06/27/2013 - Texas state Sen. Dan Patrick of Houston is joining a crowded Republican primary for lieutenant governor.
Updated: 06/27/2013 - Texas Gov. Rick Perry is set to address a national convention of anti-abortion activists Thursday little more than a day after a special legislative session failed to approve sweeping restrictions to make abortion all but impossible for many women in the state.
Updated: 06/27/2013 - At least 18 people have been arrested in an alleged synthetic marijuana production and distribution ring operating in Texas and Oklahoma. Federal investigators say the cases involve synthetic marijuana and bath salts sold in San Antonio, Houston, Austin, Dallas and Laredo, plus Oklahoma City and Tulsa, Okla. Prosecutors say a five-count federal indictment unsealed Wednesday in Austin charges six people with conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute synthetic marijuana - known as cannabinoids. A criminal complaint filed in San Antonio names 19 suspects facing the same charge. The defendants include the operators of some tobacco, smoke shop and convenience stores.ijuana production and distribution ring operating in Texas and Oklahoma. Federal investigators say the cases involve synthetic marijuana and bath salts sold in San Antonio, Houston, Austin, Dallas and Laredo, plus Oklahoma City and Tulsa, Okla. Prosecutors say a five-count federal indictment unsealed Wednesday in Austin charges six people with conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute synthetic marijuana - known as cannabinoids. A criminal complaint filed in San Antonio names 19 suspects facing the same charge. The defendants include the operators of some tobacco, smoke shop and convenience stores.
Posted: 06/26/2013 - Border Patrol agents in South Texas have found the bodies of two suspected immigrants in recent days.
Updated: 06/26/2013 - Gov. Rick Perry is calling for the Texas Legislature to meet in a second special session to pass restrictions on abortion.
Updated: 06/26/2013 - Nina Kay Moore, 50, who’s named in a warrant charging theft over $1,500, but under $20,000 in an incident that cost a Cameron restaurant owner who thought he was making a down payment on a house $8,450, was in custody Wednesday in Montgomery County, police said.
Updated: 06/26/2013 - The final hours of Texas' special legislative session descended into chaos overnight as hundreds of protesters yelled to drown out the vote on a tough abortion restrictions bill. To make matters worse, the timing of the vote as it was recorded on the Legislature's computer system changed right before people's eyes.
Updated: 06/26/2013 - Houston Mayor Annise Parker, a lesbian whose partner held a family Bible for her in 2010 when she was sworn in, welcomes a U.S. Supreme Court ruling on gay marriage, but says the "fight is not over."
Posted: 06/26/2013 - Texas House member Mark Strama has announced he's leaving public office to lead Google Inc.'s new fiber broadband service planned for Austin.
Updated: 06/26/2013 - State Sen. Wendy Davis has held the Texas spotlight before. But Tuesday night’s marathon abortion filibuster propelled her into the national spotlight.
Posted: 06/26/2013 - Two Dallas-area women subjected to body cavity searches along a highway have settled their lawsuit against the Texas Department of Public Safety .
Updated: 06/27/2013 - A murder investigation is underway in Montgomery County.
Updated: 06/26/2013 - Montgomery County Precinct 4 deputy constables made an unexpected find while making a drug bust at a home in Splendora on Tuesday afternoon.
Posted: 06/26/2013 - Texas troopers will be out in force during the 10-day period that includes the Fourth of July holiday in an effort to stop alcohol-related accidents.
Updated: 06/26/2013 - A Texas neurologist and his clinic administrator have been charged with conspiring to defraud Medicare of more than $2 million.
Posted: 06/25/2013 - Fort Bliss and Fort Hood each are losing a 4,000-soldier brigade as part of massive U.S. Army restructuring, but neither Texas Army post is losing that many soldiers, Army officials said Tuesday.
Updated: 06/26/2013 - Wearing pink tennis shoes to prepare for nearly 13 consecutive hours of standing, a Democratic Texas state senator on Tuesday began her one-woman filibuster to block a GOP-led effort that would effectively close most abortion clinics across the nation's second most-populous state.
Posted: 06/25/2013 - The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that Congress must come up with a new formula for the Voting Rights Act, a decision that may clear the way for Texas to enforce voter identification laws and political maps that federal judges said discriminate against minorities.
Posted: 06/25/2013 - A Tarrant County couple have been arrested on animal cruelty charges after authorities say three puppies were found dead and burned in a barrel over the weekend.
Posted: 06/25/2013 - A plan to turn the iconic but deteriorating Houston Astrodome into a giant convention center and exhibition space is to be presented to Harris County leaders.