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.
Texas officials say game wardens arrested nearly 60 boaters for operating under the influence over the Fourth of July holiday weekend.
A Central Texas woman faces up to 15 years in federal prison for embezzling nearly $508,000 from a rural school district in a bogus checks scam.
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott has asked the U.S. Homeland Security secretary for $30 million so Texas can send more state troopers to the Texas-Mexico border to provide security while the Border Patrol is contending with an immigration surge.
Republican Gov. Rick Perry is again opposing tuition hikes within the University of Texas System as the flagship Austin campus proposes pushing the average semester cost past $5,000.
A West Texas legislator has been sentenced to 15 days in jail over a 2013 drunken driving accident in Austin.
State public safety officials say they believe more than 100,000 people are members of gangs that are a threat to public safety in Texas.
U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz raised nearly $890,000 in the year’s first quarter — about half what poured in following his helping lead last fall’s partial government shutdown.