AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The winning numbers in Thursday afternoon's drawing of the Texas Lottery's "All or Nothing Day" game were:
This February 2019 photo released by Erica Sauder shows Sasha Krause, who authorities say disappeared from a Mennonite community near Farmington, N.M, in January 2020. Her body was found more than a month later in the forest outside Flagstaff, Ariz.
This booking provided by the Maricopa County, Ariz., Sheriff's Office shows Mark Gooch, an Air Force airman, who was arrested Tuesday, April 21, 2020, in the death of Sasha Krause, a Mennonite woman whose body was found off a forest road in northern Arizona two months ago, authorities said.
This undated photo provided by Erica Sauder shows the publishing ministry where Sasha Krause worked outside Farmington, N.M. Authorities say Krause disappeared from the Mennonite community in January 2020. Her body was found more than a month later in the forest outside Flagstaff, Ariz.
This undated photo provided by Erica Sauder shows the Farmington Mennonite Church outside Farmington, N.M. Authorities say Sasha Krause disappeared from the church community in January 2020. Her body was found more than a month later in the forest outside Flagstaff, Ariz.
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — In a forest clearing outside Flagstaff, Arizona, Sasha Krause was found cold and stiff, with a bullet wound to the back of her head. She was face down beneath brush, wearing a gray dress, white coat and hiking shoes. Her hair was pinned in a bun and her hands bound by…
FILE - In this May 18, 2020, file photo, Texas hairstylist Shelley Luther hugs barber Karl Manke as she speaks during a news conference outside of Karl Manke's Barber and Beauty in Owosso, Mich. His license was suspended last week by Michigan regulators for cutting hair in his shop.
FILE - In this March 9, 2020, file photo Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during a campaign rally at Renaissance High School in Detroit. Now that he's the presumptive Democratic nominee, Biden is sharpening his tone, still pitching consensus but toutin…
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Joe Biden will close out Texas Democrats' virtual convention next month that was moved online over fears of the coronavirus.
Protesters attend a Safely Open Texas Now rally Saturday, April 25, 2020, across the street from the El Paso County Court House in El Paso, Texas, during the coronavirus outbreak. The protesters demanded elected officials safely reopen the State of Texas, the County of El Paso and the city o…
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas officials fighting to block widespread mail-in voting during the pandemic claimed victory after the state's highest court ruled Wednesday that a lack of immunity to the coronavirus doesn't qualify someone to cast a ballot by mail.
FILE - In this June 4, 2013, file photo, Rep. Sam Johnson, R-Texas, speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. Former Texas Rep. Johnson, a military pilot who spent years at a prisoner of war in Vietnam before serving more than two decades in Congress, died Wednesday, May 27, 2020, at age 89.
Former Texas Rep. Sam Johnson, a military pilot who spent years as a prisoner of war in Vietnam before serving more than two decades in Congress, died Wednesday at age 89.
PLANO, Texas (AP) — Former Texas Rep. Sam Johnson, Vietnam prisoner of war who later served more than 2 decades in Congress, has died at 89.
HOUSTON (AP) — A Texas woman accused of using a hammer to threaten a vacationing couple who she mistakenly referred to as Mexican during a profanity-laced tirade in southwest Houston has been arrested.
Siblings Austin, 3, and Lula, 5, take advantage of sunny weather to play in a water fountain in Richardson, Texas, Wednesday, May 27, 2020.
AMARILLO, Texas (AP) — Republican Gov. Greg Abbott said Wednesday that the Texas Panhandle has “turned a corner" after an outbreak of coronavirus cases erupted around meatpacking plants, keeping the region from rebooting daily life as quickly as the rest of the state.
FILE - In this Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019, file photo, flames and thick, black smoke light up the pre-dawn sky following and explosion at the TPC plant in Port Neches, Texas. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration said that it cited TPC for three willful violations by not developing…
HOUSTON (AP) — U.S. officials cited the owners of a Southeast Texas chemical plant where November blasts and fires injured three workers and caused widespread damage to the surrounding community.
A new AP-NORC poll finds that roughly half of Americans say they would get vaccinated for COVID-19, but many are uncertain or would refuse to do so. African Americans, Hispanics, young adults and Republicans are less likely than others to say they would get vaccinated.
This May 4, 2020 photo from the University of Maryland School of Medicine, the first patient enrolled in Pfizer's COVID-19 coronavirus vaccine clinical trial at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore, receives an injection. Only about half of Americans say they would get …
Only about half of Americans say they would get a COVID-19 vaccine. Another 31% simply aren't sure, while 1 in 5 say they'd refuse. That's according to a survey from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.
Only about half of Americans say they would get a COVID-19 vaccine if the scientists working furiously to create one succeed, a number that’s surprisingly low considering the effort going into the global race for a vaccine.
FILE - In this Jan. 19, 2019, file photo, political activist Laura Loomer holds uo a sign across the street from a rally organized by Women's March NYC after she barged onto the stage interrupting Women's March NYC director Agunda Okeyo who was speaking during a rally in New York. Loomer was…
A federal appeals court on Wednesday upheld the dismissal of a lawsuit that accused Twitter, Facebook and other tech giants of conspiring to stifle the political views of a far-right activist and a conservative nonprofit.
DALLAS (AP) — Attorney General William Barr has named a Department of Justice lawyer to succeed the top federal prosecutor for East Texas, who abruptly announced his resignation this week.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A Texas man and former central Nebraska hunting guide has been sentenced to five years’ probation and ordered to pay more than $80,000 in fines and penalties for his part in an illegal hunting operation.
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.
Needed infrastructure and trade agreements likely won’t happen as long as Democrats press for impeaching President Donald Trump, Republican Congressman Louie Gohmert of Tyler said Friday.
AUSTIN — State budget writers likely will have more funds to meet the needs of Texas in the near term, based on information released Oct. 10 by the comptroller’s office.
Appointees of Gov. Greg Abbott and Lt. Gov Dan Patrick raised a record-setting $5.3 million for the 2019 inaugural festivities, two days’ worth of VIP events that included a ball with country crooner George Strait and a candlelight dinner with the state’s top elected officials.
State Sen. Royce West, D-Dallas, returned to his Harrison County roots last week and addressed an audience at the Harrison County NAACP while on the campaign trail in his run for Sen. John Cornyn’s seat.
AUSTIN — A plan is afoot for large-scale, regional projects to improve the state’s resilience to hurricanes and other natural disasters, Gov. Greg Abbott announced Oct. 4.
AUSTIN — Texas Secretary of State Ruth Hughs invited eligible Texans to celebrate and participate in National Voter Registration Day — the fourth Tuesday in September — by ensuring they are registered to vote before the Oct. 7 registration deadline.
AUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott on Sept. 19 declared a state of disaster in counties impacted by Tropical Storm Imelda, which first hit the upper Texas Gulf Coast on Sept. 15.
AUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott on Sept. 12 released the Texas Safety Action Report, a document that details what Texas and Texans are doing to prevent mass shootings.
AUSTIN — Whether you’re in need of notebooks, rulers or running shoes, Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar is reminding shoppers they can save money on those and other items during the state’s sales tax holiday on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
A statewide dust-up between the speaker of the Texas House of Representatives and the leader of a hard-right political group left at least two East Texas lawmakers scratching their heads as they tried to learn whether — and why — the House leader would target their neighbor, state Rep. Travis Clardy.
Letters from Longview deploring overcrowded conditions in migrant detention centers sent last week to U.S. Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Tyler, drew ire for House Democrats on Wednesday from the Northeast Texas congressman.
A Marshall Elks Lodge member has received statewide recognition for her service after being named the Elk of the Year for the state of Texas.
State Sen. Bryan Hughes, R-Mineola, will play a pivotal role when state lawmakers redraw political lines in 2021 after he was named to a bipartisan committee to lay the groundwork before the Legislature reconvenes that year.
The gap between Texas’ Hispanic and white populations continued to narrow last year when the state gained almost nine Hispanic residents for every additional white resident.
The parents of three Boy Scouts electrocuted at an East Texas lake in 2017 were celebrating news Monday that regulations were coming to help prevent a similar occurrence again.
With national Democrats looking to make Texas a battleground, a new Republican group is launching to register hundreds of thousands of new voters here and convince them to help keep the state red in 2020.
CARTHAGE — Looking back at the most recent legislative session, State Rep. Chris Paddie, R-Marshall, says the major school finance and property tax reforms passed will have a real impact on Texans.
Northeast Texas lawmakers lauded the 140-day session that ended Monday for sticking to its top three goals: a balanced, two-year budget; school finance reform; and property tax relief.
U.S. Senator John Cornyn said the biggest challenge in America is the demand for opioids. He stressed the urgent need to stanch the demand and provide support for officials and specialty courts that provide supervision to help people break the habit.
Starting in September, Texans under 18 years old will no longer be able to buy popular over-the-counter cough medicines like NyQuil and Robitussin under a bill Gov. Greg Abbott signed earlier this month.
Plumbers in Texas will no longer be subject to state regulations after lawmakers this week flushed the state plumbing code and the Texas State Board of Plumbing Examiners, a state agency that employed dozens and generated $5.2 million in revenue in 2017.
Texas’ top three political leaders declared Thursday that the Legislature had reached agreements on its three main 2019 priorities: A two-year state budget, a comprehensive reform of school finance and legislation designed to slow the growth of rising property taxes.
A controversial elections bill that would raise penalties for certain election-related offenses and establish tighter rules for assisting disabled, elderly or absentee voters is set for a public hearing and vote this week in a Texas House committee.
AUSTIN — Texas lawmakers have yet to cast final votes on the marquee issues of the 86th regular session of the Legislature: the state budget, school finance reform and property tax relief.
The Texas Senate on Monday approved a bill to massively overhaul public school finance, but did so while backing away from a proposal to use an increased sales tax to lower school district property taxes.
A unanimous vote in the Texas House on Friday sends a power lines safety bill rooted in a Northeast Texas tragedy to the Senate, where it is expected to pass with little or no dissent.
AUSTIN — The Texas House of Representatives on May 1 passed Senate Bill 2, legislation proposing to bring property tax relief to homeowners, but the lower house slowed the bill’s momentum by tacking on 25 floor amendments.
The Texas House gave preliminary approval to a priority property tax reform package Tuesday, teeing the chamber up for negotiations with the Senate and impelling the upper chamber to act on an omnibus school finance measure.
Three months after first questioning the citizenship status of almost 100,000 registered voters, the Texas secretary of state has agreed to end a review of the voter rolls for supposed noncitizens that was flawed from the start.
In the first legislative session after the deadly mass shooting at Santa Fe High School, the Texas Senate nearly unanimously approved a sweeping school safety bill Monday aimed at preventing — or at least mitigating — another mass tragedy.
AUSTIN — Only a month is left for lawmakers to get the state’s business done in the 86th regular session of the Texas Legislature.