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UPDATE: FBI identifies Dallas federal building shooter

Kids rejoice! Lemonade stands are now legal in Texas

Law allows Texas patrons to dine with dogs in certain areas

  Highway 82/287 Yard Sale brings visitors from across state

Saturday is Free Fishing Day at Texas state parks and more

  Fake caller ID bill passes Texas House

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West Texas couple take breathtaking wedding photos under beautiful storm clouds

“Lauren’s Law” passes TX Senate, heads to House committee

  Fighting For Lauren’s Law

  New bill would require proof of citizenship for insurance

  East Texas couple loses baby in tragic wreck on the way to give birth

Texas Tech police find weed rice crispy treats in dorm room fridge

  Increase in Texas jobs not meshing with low unemployment

Despite an increase in jobs in the state, employers are having a harder time finding workers.

Army sergeant, TX Panhandle native killed Thursday in Afghanistan

U.S. Army Sergeant Cameron A. Meddock was killed by small arms fire while participating in Operation Freedom’s Sentinel in the Badghis Province of Afghanistan.

Intruder allegedly steals from home as dying man watches, wife calls for help

Suzy Alummuttil said she was startled and scared after finding a strange man in her home Dec. 10. The 83-year-old was lying a hospital bed in her living room. Next to her was her husband John, who had just returned home from hospice care.

Former Oklahoma resident, Saudi citizen pleads guilty to terror related charges

Naif Abdulaziz M. Alfallaj, 35, was arrested by the FBI on February 5.

Court documents: Texas man said he was going to ‘kill my wife’s new boy toy’ before stabbing at apartment

Serial killer linked to more than 90 cases admits to Odessa woman’s 1994 murder

Houston-based Ron’s Home Style Foods recalls nearly 3.5 tons of chicken salad products

AAA Texas says don’t drive “intexicated” this Halloween weekend

Nurse fired, arrested after patient dies at Texas hospital

GOP Rep. Farenthold resigns from Congress

Gunfire in Garland leaves 1 man dead, 2 teens wounded

Police say gunfire at a Dallas-area residence has one man dead and two teens wounded.

San Antonio police chief defends actions in smuggling case

A Texas police chief is defending himself against a state investigation by saying his department acted appropriately in charging a man suspected of smuggling 12 immigrants with a state felony instead of referring the case...

Texas court hears case that could end local plastic bag bans

Texas' highest civil court is discussing a border city's ban on plastic bags and could ultimately decide to end such prohibitions statewide.

Texas mayor, 3 others charged in $150M health care scheme

A South Texas mayor and three other men have been indicted on federal charges that they conspired to fraudulently bill Medicare for more than $150 million in hospice and home health services.

3 dead, 2 injured after SUV collides with hog in Texas

Three people are dead and two others injured after a vehicle collided with a wild hog in Southwest Texas.

Deputies shoot, kill 7-year-old at Texas trailer park

Texas sheriff's deputies have fatally shot a woman and a 7-year-old boy at a San Antonio-area trailer park.

Texan accused of killing girl, 14, to stop sexual, drug case

Officials say a Houston-area man who reported fatally shooting a 14-year-old intruder has been charged with killing the girl to stop her from exposing their alleged sexual encounters.

Supreme Court won't take Texas case over student-led prayer

The Supreme Court is leaving in place a court ruling that a Texas school board can open its meetings with student-led public prayers without running afoul of the Constitution's prohibition against...

Texans approve 7 proposed amendments to state Constitution

Texas voters have ratified all seven amendments proposed to the state Constitution.

Texas cotton hit hardest as Harvey ag losses top $200M

Cotton farmers poised to harvest a bumper crop were the hardest hit when Hurricane Harvey ravaged Texas, with cattle industry losses following closely behind.

Harris County judge proposes projects to ease future floods

Harris County Judge Ed Emmett has unveiled 15 recommendations that would involve local, state and federal governments as part of a regional response to preventing future flooding like Southeast Texas experienced with...

Trump arrives in Dallas for hurricane briefing, fundraising

President Donald Trump has arrived in Dallas for a hurricane briefing and Republican fundraising.

Man arrested in Oklahoma for Las Vegas-style threat

Police in Oklahoma say a man has been arrested after threatening shootings in Oklahoma City and San Antonio similar to the recent deadly assault in Las Vegas.

Lubbock police investigating more than 60 vehicle break-ins

Lubbock police say a 20-year-old man has been arrested and charged with felony possession of stolen property and at least three others are being sought after more than 60 vehicle burglaries have been reported in the West...

Court blocks order that voided prosecutor pay in Paxton case

The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals has blocked a lower court's ruling that prevented special prosecutors in Attorney General Ken Paxton's felony securities fraud case from collecting a six-figure payment.

Dallas-area man gets prison in foreclosure rescue scheme

A Dallas-area man must serve more than three years in federal prison for his role in what prosecutors call a foreclosure rescue scheme.

Texas official uses slur to describe prosecutors, apologizes

A city official in southern Texas has apologized for using a racial slur to describe two black assistant district attorneys.

Allstate releases estimated insurance losses after Harvey

Allstate expects insurance losses of about $593 million in August after Hurricane Harvey left a path of destruction along the Gulf Coast.

Prosecutors say Texas lawmaker spent $51K on online psychic

Travis County prosecutors say in a court filing that state Rep. Dawnna Dukes spent more than $51,000 on an online psychic, appeared for work at the Capitol impaired and hid a cellphone from investigators.

2 workers die when crane topples on dock in Southeast Texas

Authorities say two workers were killed and another hurt when a crane fell on a marine dock in Southeast Texas.

University of Oklahoma President David Boren to step down

University of Oklahoma President David Boren, a former Democratic governor and U.S. senator, says he will resign as head of the state's flagship university at the end of the current school year.

Man on Texas' 10 Most Wanted list arrested in Los Angeles

A man who was named one of Texas' 10 Most Wanted fugitives and is suspected in a series of violent home invasions has been arrested in California.

Feds: CitiFinancial to pay $907K for unlawfully seizing cars

Prosecutors say CitiFinancial Credit Co. will pay $907,000 to settle a complaint that it violated federal law by repossessing the vehicles of active military personnel.

Air Force planes to spray Harris County for mosquitoes

Harris County officials say Air Force Reserve cargo planes will be spraying much the county beginning Thursday to combat the mosquito threat left by Harvey's heavy rains and floodwaters.

Israel to give $1M in aid to Houston Jewish community

Israel says it will donate $1 million in emergency aid to Houston's Jewish community to aid in post-Harvey recovery efforts.

Feds: Texas man tried planting bomb on Confederate statue

A Houston man has been arrested after being accused by authorities of trying to damage or destroy a Confederate statue at a Houston park with explosives.

23 immigrants found hidden in semitrailer near El Paso

Federal officials say a man has been arrested on a charge of transporting people who are illegally in the U.S. after 23 people were found in the semitrailer he was driving on Interstate 10 near El Paso.

Texas governor suggests 'bathroom bill' not coming back

Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott says he revived a "bathroom bill" targeting transgender people even though he was told it would never get a vote in the GOP-controlled state House

Texas special session whiffs on top conservative priorities

Key conservative priorities fizzled yet again as Texas lawmakers abruptly concluded their month-long special legislative session, despite Republicans controlling both chambers and every statewide office.

Fort Worth man sentenced to life for toddler's beating death

A 24-year-old Fort Worth man has been sentenced to life in prison without parole for the 2015 fatal beating of his girlfriend's toddler son.

Texas passes tough rules on reporting abortion complications

The Texas Legislature has approved requiring physicians and clinics to report complications from abortions performed statewide, and impose fines on those who don't.

Baylor ordered to turn over documents in sex assault lawsuit

A judge has ordered Baylor University to turn over information -including interview recordings and documents - provided to a law firm hired amid a sexual assault scandal that rocked the nation's largest Baptist school.

Austin woman sentenced for sham marriage to get citizenship

An Austin woman has been sentenced to a year in prison for marrying a man for the sole purpose of gaining U.S. citizenship.

Texas mulls revived 'bathroom bill' despite uncertain odds

Texas senators have begun an emotionally charged floor debate over a revived "bathroom bill" targeting transgender people.

New anti-abortion efforts begin moving through Texas Senate

Cities and counties in Texas couldn't partner with abortion providers such as Planned Parenthood under a bill moving quickly through the Republican-controlled Senate.

Texas veteran affairs office denies most Gulf War claims

A federal report shows that a Texas veteran affairs office has denied more than 90 percent of benefit claims related to Gulf War illnesses.

Fire destroys several boats at marina on Lake Texoma

Authorities say a fire has destroyed a dock and up to 15 boats at a marina on Lake Texoma.

Texas Legislature begins hustling to revive 'bathroom bill'

The Texas Legislature has opened its special session with Republicans vowing to pass a transgender "bathroom bill" and other conservative priorities in record time and outnumbered Democrats trying to stall.

Houston mother charged in 4-year-old's death undergoing mental exam

The attorney for a Houston-area mother charged in the fatal stabbing of her 4-year-old daughter says the woman "doesn't seem well" and is being examined for mental health issues.

Texas veteran's remains return home after 76 years

The remains of a Texas sailor who died in the 1941 Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor are returning home.

Dispute over land seized for U.S.-Mexico border fence continues

Government lawyers are renewing efforts to settle about 90 cases against Texas landowners whose land was seized to build a fence along parts of the U.S.-Mexico border.

Texas Legislature ends session, may be back soon

State lawmakers have adjourned their 140 day legislative session - but they could be headed back to work soon.

Texas approves extending exam reprieve for some students

More Texas high schoolers could soon have a chance to graduate without passing all of the state's mandatory tests.

Texas approves overhauling A-F school accountability system

The Texas Legislature has approved an overhaul of an academic accountability rating system that issues schools and school districts A to F letter grades.

Texas approves bill to allow guns near school in parked cars

Texas lawmakers have voted to allow handgun permit holders to have guns in their parked cars outside schools.

Texas House Bill deadlines near

Thursday at midnight is the deadline for the House to pass bills that originate in the chamber.

Dallas-area teenager killed when officer fires into car

A 15-year-old boy has died after a Dallas-area police officer fired into a car that authorities say was being driven in an "aggressive manner."

Texas House OKs rising to 18 Texas' age for adult offenders

The Texas House has approved a bill seeking to raise from 17 to 18 the age at which offenders automatically enter Texas' adult legal system.

Texas father, son indicted in alleged $16M insurance scam

Prosecutors say a Texas father and son have been charged in an alleged $16 million hearing aids insurance scam using American Airlines workers.

Jury begins deliberations in trial of Dallas County leader

Jurors have begun deliberating in the corruption trial of longtime Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price.

Ex-President George H.W. Bush remains in Houston hospital

A spokesman for former President George H.W. Bush says the nation's 41st president remains under observation at a Houston hospital after recovering from "a mild case of pneumonia."

FBI: Texas man with extremist views planned mass shooting

The FBI says in a court filing that an Austin man who agents recently arrested exhibited "sovereign citizen extremism" and was planning a mass shooting.

Construction worker, 71, claims $177M jackpot in Arkansas

A 71-year-old construction worker from Texas is the winner of the largest lottery jackpot ticket ever sold in Arkansas.

Texas alcohol commission's director quits under criticism

The embattled director of the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission has resigned after lawmakers sharply criticized her agency taking taxpayer-funded trips to Hawaii and San Diego.

Texas lawmakers push to expand gun rights for first responders

Eligible for a floor vote starting when the Senate returns to work on Tuesday is a bill allowing paramedics and other first-responders to carry concealed handguns on duty.

Will voucher defeat hurt Texas school finance fix?

The Texas House all but buried school vouchers. Could the Senate do the same with the school finance fix?

Texas committee set to hear ‘bathroom bill’ Wednesday

A key House committee is set to hear Wednesday a bill prohibiting local governments from enacting anti-LGBT discrimination ordinances while voiding any already approved around Texas.

Texas court won't release 'affluenza' defendant from jail

Lawyers who used an "affluenza" defense for a Texas teenager in a fatal 2013 drunken-driving wreck have failed to secure his release from jail.