Big Tex to Greet Fair-Goers with New Duds

Updated: 08/26/2014 - Big Tex is getting some new duds that he'll wear to greet some 3 million people who are expected to attend the State Fair of Texas beginning next month.

Latest Astrodome Proposal: Massive Indoor Park

Posted: 08/26/2014 - The newest proposal for repurposing the Houston Astrodome and saving it from demolition envisions turning the now-empty stadium into the world's largest indoor park.

With Focus on Oil, Companies Waste Natural Gas

Posted: 08/24/2014 - A newspaper analysis has found that no region in Texas has burned off as much natural gas while obtaining oil as in rural South Texas' Eagle Ford Shale, an area that has a shortage of pipelines that could transport the gas to processing plants.

5th, 8th Grade Students Get Break on Math Tests

Posted: 08/24/2014 - Since implementing a new math curriculum has taken longer than expected, Texas students in the fifth and eighth grades won't have to pass the state's standardized math test in this school year in order to move to the next grade.

Rocket Explodes During Test Flight; No Injuries

Updated: 08/23/2014 - MCGREGOR, Texas (AP) - An unmanned SpaceX rocket self-destructed shortly after launching on a test flight at a Central Texas development site, the company said Friday.

Fort Hood Officer to Face Trial by Court Martial

Updated: 08/23/2014 - FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) - A noncommissioned sexual abuse prevention officer accused of operating a prostitution ring at a central Texas army base will face a military court martial.

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