Authorities: Texas Mom Left 2 Kids In Hot Car As PunishmentA Texas woman told investigators that she left her 2-year-old daughter and 16-month-old son in a hot car where they died last month to teach the girl a lesson and that they didn't lock themselves in, as she initially reported, according to sheriff's officials.
Heated Immigration Debate Led To Texas Lawmakers' ScuffleA Hispanic Texas lawmaker who a Republican colleague threatened to shoot "in self-defense" after the Democrat pushed him said Tuesday that the altercation was a boiling point in a session where minority members were powerless to stop conservative legislation they say is discriminatory.
Former Texas Nurse Accused Of Killing Dozens Of Kids In '80sA Texas nurse who is in prison for the 1982 killing of a toddler has been charged with murder in the death of an infant a year earlier, and authorities said Friday that they think she may have killed up to 60 young children around that time.
Video Appears To Show Texas Officer Striking Teenage GirlThe San Antonio Police Department is reviewing police body camera footage after a bystander posted video online that appears to show an officer punching an eighth-grade girl three or four times outside a birthday party last weekend.
Texas Senate Approves 'Religious Refusal' Adoption MeasureTexas' Republican-controlled Senate approved a bill early Monday that allows publicly funded foster care and adoption agencies to refuse to place children with non-Christian, unmarried or gay prospective parents because of religious objections.
Texas Stokes Immigration Debate With 'Sanctuary Cities' BanTexas charged to the forefront of the national debate over immigration as Republican Gov. Greg Abbott signed a so-called "sanctuary cities" ban that lets police ask during routine stops whether someone is in the U.S. legally and threatens sheriffs with jail if they don't cooperate with federal immigration agents.
Texas Adoption Agencies Could Ban Jews, Gays, MuslimsParents seeking to adopt children in Texas could soon be rejected by state-funded or private agencies with religious objections to them being Jewish, Muslim, gay, single, or interfaith couples, under a proposal in the Republican-controlled Legislature.
NBA Joins NFL In Warning Texas Over Proposed 'Bathroom Bill'The NBA is warning Texas over a proposed "bathroom bill" targeting transgender people that is similar to a North Carolina law that prompted the league to move the All-Star Game out of that state.
Texas Boy Lifts Toilet Lid, Finds Rattlesnake Hiding InsideRattlesnakes often hide in rural Texas homes, but few are discovered peering up from a toilet.
Campaign Ad Features Wife Who Wants Hubby To Get Out Of The HouseThe wife of Travis County Commissioner Gerald Daugherty is pleading with voters to check off her husbands's name next week-- so he can get out of the house!
Texas High School Student Dies After Competing In Swim MeetA Texas school district says a high school student has died after competing in a swim meet.
Judge: 11 Children to Remain in State CustodyA West Texas judge has decided 11 children of a couple who've faced child welfare investigations in three states will remain in state custody for now.