HOUSTON (AP) — ZZ Top bassist Dusty Hill, one of the Texas blues trio’s bearded figures, died at his Houston home, the band announced Wednesday on Facebook. He was 72.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Passengers on American Airlines has been dogged by flight delays this summer, and now flight attendants and pilots say the airline is failing to secure hotel rooms, sometimes forcing employees to sleep in airports.
NEW YORK (AP) — A chemical cousin of pot’s main intoxicating ingredient has rocketed to popularity over the last year, and the cannabis industry and state governments are scrambling to reckon with it amid debate over whether it’s legal.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Silicon Laboratories Inc. (SLAB) on Wednesday reported second-quarter net income of $19.9 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Six Flags Entertainment Corp. (SIX) on Wednesday reported second-quarter net income of $70.5 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Mementos from Tennessee State University and 13 other historically Black colleges and universities will be launched into orbit aboard Boeing's CST-100 Starliner this week.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Republican Jake Ellzey of Texas won a U.S. House seat on Tuesday night over a rival backed by Donald Trump, dealing the former president a defeat in a test of his endorsement power since leaving office.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A Texas man elbowed a bailiff attempting to handcuff him after the man was convicted of killing a San Antonio police detective.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Texas National Guard deployment along the U.S.-Mexico border will start helping troopers make arrests, Republican Gov. Greg Abbott said Tuesday, as the state begins filling a formerly empty prison with migrants accused of trespassing.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Three young children wandering a dark San Antonio street in the early hours Tuesday told a police officer, “Mommy’s dead,” before leading the officer to their home where their mother was bleeding from stab wounds in a bathtub, police said.
MCALLEN, Texas (AP) — South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem’s whirlwind tour of the U.S. border with Mexico on Monday was filled with climbing into military vehicles, visiting with troops and positioning herself as tough on an issue that's sure to loom large in 2024 presidential debates.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton received former President Donald Trump’s endorsement Monday for election to a third term, in which Trump called the legally beleaguered incumbent “a true Texan who will keep Texas safe — and will never let you down.”
Two days before state lawmakers return to Austin for a special legislative session, Gov. Greg Abbott on Tuesday gave state electricity regulators marching orders to “improve electric reliability.”
Over the past year, Gov. Greg Abbott has issued disaster declarations across the state for a number of tragedies: the coronavirus pandemic that killed more than 50,000 Texans, a winter storm that left millions of people in freezing temperatures without power for days, hurricanes and floods t…
Texas regulators on Thursday directed the state’s main power grid operator to drastically reduce the amount of time it releases some — but not all — information about power plant outages this summer.
WHITEHOUSE — Texas GOP Chair Allen West announced his resignation Friday morning and said he is considering running for another office, potentially one that is statewide.
After a year off due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Big Tex and the State Fair of Texas are set to return Sept. 24 to Oct. 17 at Fair Park in Dallas to celebrate all things Texan.
By failing to hear a critical bill before a Senate deadline to pass certain legislation, Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick may force lawmakers to come back for a special legislative session this summer.
Gov. Greg Abbott signed into law the measure that will prohibit abortions in Texas as early as six weeks. The law takes effect in September.
Gov. Greg Abbott announced Tuesday that public schools can no longer require masks on their campuses starting June 5. The decision was part of a new executive order that bans government entities in Texas — like cities and counties — from mandating masks in the fight against the coronavirus p…
With just over two weeks remaining in the legislative session, the governor’s office is getting the first key bill that Texas House and Senate lawmakers have passed in response to February’s widespread power outages.
Legislation that would ban abortions after as early as six weeks — before many women know they are pregnant — and let virtually any private citizen sue abortion providers and others was given final approval by lawmakers Thursday and is headed to Gov. Greg Abbott, who has signaled he will sig…
The Texas Senate unanimously signed off on a two-year, $250 billion state budget Tuesday, though there are still questions about how tens of billions of dollars in expected federal aid will be used — and whether it will arrive in time for lawmakers to use this legislative session.
Anger over Texas’ power grid failing in the face of a record winter freeze mounted Tuesday as millions of residents in the energy capital of the U.S. remained shivering with no assurances that their electricity and heat — out for 24 hours or longer in many homes — would return soon or stay o…
Not far outside of Longview near Diana in Harrison County stands the second tallest white oak tree in the state, according to the Texas A&M Forest Service.
United States Attorney Stephen J. Cox has announced that he will step down from his post as U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Texas (EDTX). The resignation was effective Tuesday, Jan. 19.
Now that the Harrison County Republican Party has unanimously passed a resolution supporting the legislative priorities adopted by the Republican Party of Texas, the local party is counting on local legislators to wholeheartedly champion those goals.
A balanced budget, redistricting and rural broadband are the three main priorities for House District 9 State Rep. Chris Paddie (R-Marshall) as he prepares for the upcoming legislative session.
With less than three weeks until the Texas Legislature meets, uncertainty is lingering as state leaders have yet to flesh out their agendas and lawmakers scramble to figure out how to safely convene during the coronavirus pandemic.
AUSTIN – Governor Greg Abbott today announced that the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) will provide approximately $204 million in emergency Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) food benefits for the month of December as the state continues to respond to the COVI…
AUSTIN - Governor Greg Abbott today announced that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has made an initial allotment of over 1.4 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccines to the State of Texas for the month of December. These vaccines, which should begin arriving in Texas the w…
On June 26, Texas was reporting 5,102 people had been hospitalized due to the coronavirus, breaking a new record for the state. The positivity rate — the portion of tests that come back positive — had hovered above Gov. Greg Abbott’s “warning flag” level of 10 percent for more than a week.
The last of the seven top aides who accused Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton of criminal violations has resigned from the agency.
Ahead of January’s legislative session, East Texas superintendents are voicing concerns to lawmakers about keeping previously granted House Bill 3 funding as well as state accountability ratings.
Gov. Greg Abbott announced Wednesday afternoon that county officials may begin working with the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission to allow bars to operate with in-person service.
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump nominated Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court on Saturday, capping a dramatic reshaping of the federal judiciary that will resonate for a generation and that he hopes will provide a needed boost to his reelection effort.
James Ho, a Texan who serves on the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, is also on the list of 20 potential justices.
Gov. Greg Abbott stressed Tuesday that only local school boards, not local governments, have the power to decide how to open schools this fall during the coronavirus pandemic.
For the first time in months, Texas’ sales tax revenue increased when compared with the same period last year despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Comptroller Glenn Hegar said Monday.
Accurate and up-to-date coronavirus data is critical — not just for informing the officials making policy, but for parents trying to decide whether to send their kids to day care and business owners wondering whether to reopen their stores.
In a statement Friday, Gov. Greg Abbott said local health authorities can shut down schools if there’s evidence of an outbreak after students have already returned to campus — but cannot shut them down weeks before schools open.
Texas students will still have to take the STAAR test next year, but fifth and eighth grade students will be able to move on to the next grade even if they fail, Gov. Greg Abbott announced Monday.
AUSTIN — United Ways across Texas and the state organization, United Ways of Texas, have launched a statewide survey to assess the economic impact the COVID19 crisis has had on Texas families. All Texas families are invited to complete the United Way Texas COVID19 survey here: https://www.su…
Harrison County GOP Chair Lee Lester found himself in the nationwide spotlight Friday after sharing a controversial post regarding the death of George Floyd on Facebook.
There is nothing more painful for a parent than being unable to help their child in a time of need. Ecaurio Pérez does not see himself as an activist. He is just a father who is hurting, whose daughter needs help and knows that countless other families do too.
Norris Powell’s last days in prison were some of the most harrowing he had seen in almost a decade behind bars. He was just weeks away from release when the coronavirus was first reported in Texas prisons.
Governor Greg Abbott announced that all public and private schools in the state will remained closed for the rest of the academic year.
Kari’s Law is now “the law of the land,” having gone into effect recently, two years after President Donald Trump penned his signature, requiring businesses to enable direct-dial access to 911.
Texas voters didn’t like the way the impeachment process was handled, and they pass the blame around, according to the latest University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll.
The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is pleased to report that 27 fugitives sought through the Texas 10 Most Wanted Program — including 14 convicted sex offenders — were arrested in 2019 by DPS and other agencies. Additionally, $40,500 in reward money was paid for anonymous tips that …
AUSTIN — The Office of the Governor’s Sexual Assault Survivors’ Task Force (SASTF) today held its inaugural meeting at the Texas State Capitol. The meeting included discussions on the structure and vision for the task force, and served as a kick-off for phase one of the task force—which will…
AUSTIN — Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar on Nov. 25 announced the transfer of $3.33 billion into the State Highway Fund and into the Economic Stabilization Fund, known as the Rainy Day Fund.
State Rep. Chris Paddie, R-Marshall, was recently recognized as Legislator of the Year by the Rural Jobs Coalition for championing legislation that supports small businesses in rural communities and opportunity zones throughout Texas.