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In a deeply conservative red state, the few strong abortion supporters who dot the map of Texas are thrilled by one of Texas's lieutenant gubernatorial candidates, Senator Leticia Van de Putte.
Texas coach Mack Brown, center, and Oregon coach Mark Helfrich, second from left, take part in a Valero Alamo Bowl news conference, Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013, in San Antonio.
A Rusk County man who pled guilty to a charge of Indecency with a Child, a second degree felony was sentenced, Wednesday, to 15 in the Texas Department of Corrections.
For Reps. Four Price, Drew Springer and other members of the Texas House of Representatives, the Christmas tree on the chamber's floor is more than a holiday decoration.
Not everything is bigger these days in Texas, where state highway engineers have developed thinner paving mixes that work better than old-style asphalt coatings, last longer and save the state millions of dollars.
Family and friends are set to remember a San Antonio university student fatally shot last week by a police officer during a traffic stop.
The Texas A&M University System Board of Regents will meet Saturday to name the interim president of Texas A&M University, whose current president - R. Bowen Loftin - is departing to become chancellor of the University of Missouri.
Lamar State College-Port Arthur president Sam Monroe was recently honored by Gov. Rick Perry for his longstanding position as the head of the two-year Lamar institution.
About 14,000 Texans enrolled for health insurance in October and November on the embattled federal online exchange, nearly five times more than successfully navigated the site during its rocky opening month, but still a tiny tally for such a large state, according to figures released Wednesday.
Former U.S. Rep. Francisco "Quico" Canseco of San Antonio has thrown his hat into the ring for the District 23 congressional seat currently occupied by Rep. Pete Gallego, a Democrat.
An accident on icy roads led to a diesel spill in Grayson County tonight. Texas DPS says a tractor trailer carrying furniture crashed into a guard rail near the intersection of Craft road BELLS, TX -- An accident on icy roads led to a diesel spill in Grayson County tonight.
Republican Attorney General Greg Abbott and Democratic state Sen. Wendy Davis are already trading barbs over public schools, despite neither yet unveiling an education platform - signaling a potentially more intense education debate ahead than in past gubernatorial elections.
Citizen-soldiers with the Texas Army National Guard's 176th Engineer Brigade provided support to state and local officials during Winter Storm Cleon, as named by the National Weather Service, in north Texas Dec. 5-9.
The future of University of Texas at Austin President Bill Powers returned to the spotlight Monday when regents announced they'll consider a "recommendation" about his job that opponents have spent years trying to take away.
Houston Mayor Annise Parker said Tuesday that her city is already the oil and gas capital of the world and is fast becoming the global energy capital.
Bill French, right, dressed as Santa Claus, talks with Reagan Bohac, 8, right, son of state Rep. Dwayne Bohac, R-Houston, second from left, on the Texas House floor following a news conference Monday to raise awareness for the Texas' new Merry Christmas law.