A grand jury indicted Rick Perry on Friday, alleging he abused his power by threatening to veto funding for the state's anti-corruption unit unless Travis County DA Rosemary Lehmberg, who had pleaded guilty to drunk driving, stepped down.
A tiny, blind spider that lives in an Austin-area cave called Pickle Pit just got some bad news. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced that the Warton's cave meshweaver is not eligible for endangered species protection.
A new online ad for RickPAC, Gov. Rick Perry’s new political action committee, says the Obama administration has failed to secure the U.S.-Mexico border amid the recent humanitarian crisis involving thousands of unaccompanied minors crossing into Texas.
In a new online ad, Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, the Republican candidate for governor, accuses his opponent, state Sen. Wendy Davis, D-Fort Worth, of flip-flopping on supporting the death penalty.
The Texas payday loan industry drew mockery on national television on Sunday night, as HBO comedian John Oliver singled out state lawmakers for fighting against reforms while being heavily invested in the industry.
The latest legal challenge to Texas’ sweeping abortion measures went to trial in a federal courthouse in Austin last week, as federal judges around the country grapple with the question of how far states can go in regulating abortion — a question likely to end up at the U.S. Supreme Court.
The Texas agency that regulates alcohol sales is considering a rule change that would allow alcohol to be served at gun shows, as long as all the guns are disabled and there’s no live ammunition on the premises.
Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst announced a list of interim charges Wednesday in advance of next year’s legislative session, directing state Senate committees to consider topics including school discipline, drought management and uninsured motorists.
A committee of Texas lawmakers met Tuesday to discuss possible legislation aimed at preventing another disaster like last year’s explosion in West — with some still skeptical of imposing regulations on fertilizer storage facilities.
UPDATED: Lawmakers at a congressional hearing Tuesday considered legislation that seeks to clear up confusion over whether Texans who live along the Red River own their property — or whether the federal government does.
Texas was one of six states to earn an "A" when it comes to making executive orders accessible to the public, according to a report by the Sunlight Foundation, a nonprofit that advocates for open government.
Abortions in Texas decreased by about 13 percent statewide and 21 percent in the Lower Rio Grande Valley after strict abortion regulations went into effect last November, according to a study released Wednesday.
The assignment of a detective to investigate requests for court-appointed lawyers in McLennan County has drawn criticism from defense experts, who warn that low-income defendants are being intimidated into waiving their right to counsel.