Statewide News

Houston swears in openly gay mayor

Parker's public inauguration was held at the Wortham Theater on Monday.Several former mayors, including Bill White, Lee Brown, Bob Lanier, Kathryn Whitmire and Fred Hofheinz were in attendance.

Texas study confirms lower autism rate in Hispanics

NEW YORK – Hispanic kids are less likely than their non-Hispanic white counterparts to be diagnosed with autism, and socioeconomic factors don't seem to explain the difference, according to a new study in Texas scho

McGrady, Rockets parting ways

HOUSTON - Tracy McGrady and the Houston Rockets have reached a mutual decision that allows him to leave the team while the two sides try to facilitate a trade, likely ending the former All-Star guard’s tenure with t

Mike Leach suspended for bowl game, under investigation

Six days before the team closes its season in the Alamo Bowl, the game has become the least of Texas Tech's worries, which began this afternoon with a mysterious report from the university that coach Mike Leach woul

Census Bureau: Texas, Wyoming post big population increases

Americans, it seems, still have a love affair with the West. Texas and Wyoming were the big winners in the Census Bureau's annual population estimates, which were released on Wednesday.

Team that lost 100-0 ends awful streak

The Dallas Academy girls basketball team won the respect - and sympathy - of millions after losing a game 100-0 with class and dignity last winter.

Grants to help military families

The Texas Veterans Commission fund for veterans assistance is offering extra help to veterans and their families. The Waco Tribune reports the group has about a million dollars in grants that they will disburse to groups who provide services to v

Tony Romo’s engaged! Tony Romo’s NOT engaged!

DALLAS - Yesterday, gossip site Gossip Center (it has gossip right in the title!) ran an item saying that Candice Crawford, girlfriend of Cowboys QB Tony Romo, was walking around sporting what appeared, to them, to

Hutchison files for governor

WACO - Kay Bailey Hutchison officially threw her hat in the ring for texas Governor. Hutchison says if elected, she will fix the state's transportation system, address illegal immigration, and make health care more affordable.