Statewide News

Wendy Davis: From teen mom to Harvard Law to famous filibuster

The Texas state senator whose filibuster of an abortion bill became a national phenomenon has a long history of persisting against tough odds. Wendy Davis -- the 50-year-old Democrat who stood and spoke for 13 hours Tuesday at the Texas Capitol --

Texas law now requires voters to show ID

A change in the voting laws in Texas now requires voters to present photo identification when voting.

Texas Senator, Robert Nichols, releases statement for failing to address SJR 2 bill

Republican Texas Senator Robert Nichols released a statement on the failure to address the SJR 2 bill.

Texas most wanted fugitive arrested in California

A Texas Most Wanted fugitive has been arrested in California. Ricco Leo Torres, 33, is a top 10 Texas Most Wanted Fugitive and Barrio Azteca gang member. He is now in custody after being arrested on Tuesday in California.

DPS to combat DWI during 4th of July weekend

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

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.