Statewide News

Texas set to execute 500th inmate since U.S. reinstated death penalty

Barring a last-minute reprieve, Kimberly McCarthy will earn a notorious distinction in death Wednesday. McCarthy, 52, is set to be the 500th inmate executed in Texas since 1976.

Transparency Committee Launches Impeachment Probe of UT Regent

Today, the House Select Committee on Transparency in State Agency Operations held its preliminary meeting for the investigation of the contemplated impeachment of Wallace Hall, a current member of the Board of Regents at the University of Texas

Photo ID now required to vote in TX elections

Pursuant to a U.S. Supreme Court ruling issued today, new voting requirements passed by the Texas Legislature in 2011 will take effect immediately. Photo identification will now be required when voting in elections in Texas.

TX teenager dead after being impaled by bull statue

A Texas teenager was killed over the weekend after a game of hide and seek went terribly wrong.

DPS boosts DWI patrols for July 4th

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) will increase DWI patrols for a 10-day period that includes the July 4th holiday.

Immigration reform passes key Senate test

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- The Senate signaled its support on Monday for a bipartisan measure strengthening border security in the comprehensive "Gang of Eight" immigration reform bill, a sweeping blueprint that promises to overhaul America's immigration po

Filibuster could stall Texas abortion debate as deadline approaches

The clock is ticking, and Republicans in the Texas Senate can't do much to stop it as they face a midnight deadline in their effort to pass new abortion legislation that would be among the most restrictive in the nation. Democrats are promising a

A profile of ex-student who's challenging university's affirmative action policy

The young woman at the center of the Supreme Court challenge to the University of Texas' affirmative action policy was a good high school student, an accomplished musician and a frequent volunteer, according to information released by her legal team.