Shutdown Day 10: House GOP will propose a short-term debt ceiling proposal

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- House Republican leaders said Thursday they will propose a temporary increase in the nation's borrowing limit -- a first step toward a potential compromise to end the political stalemate that has shut down parts of the government

PERRY: Prop. 6 necessary to meet Texas water needs

Governor Rick Perry today visited the construction site for the Lake Texoma Pipeline Extension Project to highlight the importance of new water infrastructure projects in meeting Texas’ water needs.

Senator Hegar named 'Defender of Freedom' by NRA

The Glenn Hegar Campaign announced today that the NRA Institute for Legislative Action presented Senator Hegar with the coveted 'Defender of Freedom' award.

Jacqueline Mars, candy firm co-owner, was driver in fatal wreck that kills Texas woman

Jacqueline Mars, a co-owner of the candy empire of the same name, was involved in a car crash Friday near her home in Northern Virginia that killed an 86-year-old woman. Mars was driving alone in her 2004 Porsche SUV when "for unknown reasons the

Judge: Jury selection, trial of James Holmes could last 8 months

Those deciding accused Colorado movie theater shooter James Holmes' fate should expect the whole process to take eight months, a judge ruled Wednesday, suggesting -- while few question who is behind the massacre -- that other factors might prolong th

Ariel Castro guards didn't perform 'timely' rounds

The two Ohio prison guards responsible for checking on imprisoned Cleveland kidnapper Ariel Castro "did not timely perform" required rounds, the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction said Thursday.

South Dakota blizzard kills, buries cows; shutdown leaves ranchers in the cold

Like in a scene from an apocalyptic parable, dark carcasses of cows and steers lie motionless in silent clusters across swaths of South Dakota. An early blizzard caught ranchers off guard this week in the state, killing as many as 20,000 head of c

Hannah Anderson: DiMaggio handcuffed me, wanted me to play Russian roulette

Two months after a nationwide manhunt helped authorities track down kidnapped California teen Hannah Anderson, she's revealing new details about her conversations with the man who allegedly held her hostage and killed her mother and brother. In an

BISD implements new changes to disciplinary program

What's the best way to discipline a child acting out at school?

Bryan man arrested for DWI, not the first time police say

A repeat offender finds himself in trouble with the law again this week for driving while intoxicated.