FILE - This Aug. 8, 2014, file photo shows Governor Rick Perry as he speaks at the 2014 Red State Gathering, in Fort Worth, Texas. Perry has been indicted for abuse of power after carrying out a threat to veto funding for state public corruption prosecutors. The Republican governor is accused of abusing his official powers by publicly promising to veto $7.5 million for the state public integrity unit at the Travis County District Attorney's office. He was indicted by an Austin grand jury Friday, Aug. 15. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

Texas’ Perry indicted for coercion for veto threat

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A grand jury indicted Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Friday for allegedly abusing the powers of his office by carrying out a threat to veto funding for state prosecutors investigating public corruption […]


The lethal injection gurney in Huntsville, Texas, (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan, File)

Execution drug cost quadruples for Texas prisons

  HOUSTON (AP) — Texas is paying four times more for its execution drugs from a new supplier, putting it in line with a local consumer rate but well below the cost in at least […]


FILE - In this Oct. 5, 2013 file photo Texas Gov. Rick Perry gives the keynote speech at the California Republican Party convention in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File)

Could Texas’ Perry be mulling move to California?

xAUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Could Texas Gov. Rick Perry be California dreamin’? The Republican has made persuading top employers around the country to move to Texas a centerpiece of his administration, even leading a series […]



Census: Texas has 3 of 5 fast-growing cities

HOUSTON (AP) — They grow everything bigger in Texas, even the cities. Three of the nation’s five fastest-growing cities — and seven of the top 15 — are located in the Lone Star State, according […]


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Toyota moving from California to Texas

LOS ANGELES — Toyota is moving its national headquarters from the Los Angeles suburbs to Plano, Texas, Automotive News reports, based on unnamed sources. The move will affect most of the 5,000 employees based Toyota’s […]


Environmental personnel drive onto the Texas City Dike with oil containment booms for oil remediation following a barge collision in the ship channel, causing an oil spill Saturday, March 22, 2014, in Houston. The barge carried 924,000 gallons of fuel oil. (AP Photo/ Houston Chronicle,  Brett Coomer)

Barge leaks oil into Galveston Bay after collision

McALLEN, Texas (AP) — A barge carrying 924,000 gallons of thick, tarry fuel oil collided Saturday with another ship in the Houston ship channel and was leaking oil, officials said. The U.S. Coast Guard said in […]


The lethal injection gurney in Huntsville, Texas, (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan, File)

Texas finds new execution drug supply

HOUSTON (AP) — Texas has obtained a new batch of the drugs it uses to execute death row inmates, allowing the state to continue carrying out death sentences once its existing supply expires at the […]


Drivers kills 2 at Southwest by Southwest

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) – Police say a man and woman have been killed after a suspected drunken driver fleeing from arrest crashed through barricades set up for the South By Southwest festival and struck the […]


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Pregnant, brain-dead woman’s husband sues hospital

DALLAS (AP) — The husband of a brain-dead, pregnant Texas woman on Tuesday sued the hospital keeping her on life support, saying doctors are doing so against her and her family’s wishes. The lawsuit filed […]



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