Found guilty in 1987, the freed man will be paid $2.5 million by the state of Texas, which he'll use to support his prison ministry.
Federal officials have reversed course and announced they will no longer require fingerprints of potential sponsors for detained children.
The Affordable Care Act was struck down by a federal judge in Fort Worth, but the legal battle is far from over.
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Beto O'Rourke said contractor is asking the Trump Administration to stop sharing information of potential sponsors with immigration agents.
Jacob Walter Anderson has been kicked off of campus and will not be allowed to attend his graduation ceremony.
The tech giant will become the largest employer in Austin, bringing an additional 5,000 jobs.
Jacob Walter Anderson, charged with raping and choking a fellow student, will pay a $400 fine as part of the deal.
The controversial interim head of the Justice Department is scheduled to be accompanied by U.S. Solicitor General Noel Francisco in Austin.
The Dallas police officer who shot and killed Botham Shen Jean in his own apartment, indicted for murder, now awaits trial. Here's a quick primer on where things stand.
It was a funeral marked far more often by humor than by maudlin sentiment.
Both members promise increases oversight of facilities for migrant children when Democrats take control of the House in January.
The 41st president was the oldest living former president in the history of the United States
The 41st president's death comes less than eight months after that of his wife, Barbara.
The private company that has been contracted by the Trump administration is nearing the end of a contract to run the facility.
A devout Evangelical Christian and a Catholic nun are two of the state’s most powerful people, but they exercise their power in vastly different ways.
General John Murray and his staff recently got their first chance to size up the research possibilities in College Station.
The former president held a conversation with former Secretary of State James A. Baker III, with whom he found much common ground.
The silver anniversary of a birding festival highlights the contrast between the politics and the ecology of the region.
Bill McRaven’s successor is already facing calls to lay off administrators and redefine the system’s mission.
The former energy company owner is said to be the man who brought professional football back to Houston.
Plano Representative Sam Johnson kept two artifacts from those dark days that now belong to the Smithsonian.
The plans come on the same day that the Trump administration claims power to deny asylum to those entering U.S. illegally.
Engineers have long concluded that a wall in flood-prone Starr County could be catastrophic.
The civil rights group filed a complaint one day after the Border Patrol postponed an Election Day "crowd control" exercise.
The university implemented sweeping changes after members of Twelfth Woman and others went public with their experiences.
Stan Stanart was pressured by County Judge Ed Emmett to take down the inflammatory image and language.
The Texas Legislature refused to consider ending birthright citizenship in 2009. Now President Trump wants to do it by fiat.
Two years after the death of a ten-year-old boy on the ride, the waterslide is finally being removed.
After discovering the convict cemetery in March, the city appointed a panel of stakeholders. Now it’s ignoring their recommendation.
Patricia Sharpe and Kathy Blackwell dish on how they imagined, vetted, sampled, and served up our November feature story on Texas-style holiday meals.
In addition to deployment of Army troops, border nonprofits are seeing the beginnings of mass family releases.
Water, water, every where, nor any drop to drink.
Border agents are seeking more help from nonprofits as growing numbers of families are being arrested.
The U.S. Border Patrol and the governor of Tamaulipas are looking for a few good anonymous tips—and hoping it doesn't all backfire.
It’s the greatest honor the Houston-based cancer immunologist can imagine—even more than playing onstage with Willie Nelson.
The attorney general’s office says that Texas law supports the school.
Emily McCullar on hunting's place in her life, plus a tour through her glossary of hunting terms.
The former Democratic kingmaker would also be happy to see a blue wave in November—but he’s not betting on it.
Undocumented immigrants usually don’t qualify for treatment for kidney disease—until it becomes life-threatening and much more expensive.
A second-generation Owl argues that his alma mater should consider returning to the days of free tuition.
Brownsville police officer Valerie Rivas was charged with smuggling her undocumented boyfriend. She’s been acquitted. He’s likely to be deported.
The facility near El Paso will more than double its capacity for unaccompanied minors, expanding to 3,800 beds.
Dallas police waited to release the suspect’s name even as it appeared across the internet, eroding the local community’s already fragile trust.
When the company collapsed, the former CEO went to prison for fraud and insider trading. Turns out, he was just ahead of his time.
Brandley died last week, 31 years after the state of Texas tried and failed to kill him.
A committee is recommending that the State Board of Education cut the word from the school curriculum standards because it is ’value-charged.’
The Texas grocery giant has leased an 81,000-square-foot facility with plans to become ’a dominant force in the digital retail space.’
The man reportedly exited the vehicle and began ranting.
How a motley crew of young Texas lawyers, a burly Michigan podcaster, and his army of amateur sleuths—including actor Jon Cryer—helped free a man convicted of a murder he swears he didn’t commit.