Advocacy groups and a Texan who spent nearly 25 years in prison for a killing he didn’t commit are urging the 2015 Legislature to again expand access to crime-scene DNA testing.
A judge has excused indicted Texas Gov. Rick Perry from his next court appearance but denied the Republican’s request to skip all other pretrial hearings.
Charles Whitman killed 17 people and wounded dozens more when he opened fire from the top of the clock tower at the University of Texas in Austin.
Federal authorities want to build a South Texas immigration lockup for families amid the surge of youngsters pouring across the U.S.-Mexico border.
A North Texas husband and wife charged with abuse of corpses after their funeral home closed have failed to get their operating license renewed.
Police are scratching their heads trying to work out who donated a human skull to a thrift store in Austin, Texas.
Austin authorities say a 57-year-old babysitter intentionally set a man’s house on fire while watching his twin 5-year-old boys.
The state will take over direct management of the care and service of about 1,100 foster children after the contractor it had hired canceled its contract.
President Barack Obama had a good laugh with a cashier at Franklin Barbecue in Austin last week during a surprise stop.
Senator Ted Cruz, R-Texas, has joined Texas Gov. Rick Perry in calling on President Barack Obama to visit the Mexican border personally, with Cruz sending Obama actual directions to the border from Obama’s planned fundraiser stops in Austin and Dallas.