In response to a letter sent by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott to Texas Education Agency Commissioner Mike Morath on Jan. 11, the TEA last week issued its draft of a plan to improve special education programs in school districts throughout the state.
Texas cities, counties, transit systems and special-purpose taxing districts will receive $709.2 million in sales tax allocations in January, according to a news release from Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar.
Eighty Oncor employees, including two area workers, are headed to Puerto Rico as part of an effort to restore power to the island following Hurricane Maria’s landfall in September, according to area manager Karl Green.
A bus transporting 25 “offenders” headed to Abilene from Gatesville caught fire Wednesday afternoon, but no injuries were reported and all were safely removed, according to Texas Department of Criminal Justice spokesman Jason Clark.
A group of area cities will receive state-funded rifle-resistant body armor as part of a statewide program approved by the 85th Texas Legislature and signed into law May 27.
There are 26 new laws to pay attention to in 2018, but if you’re concerned about your property taxes in the Killeen area, there are several laws that went into effect Jan. 1 that could have an impact on your bill when tax time comes around.
The flight-tracking site FlightAware reported nearly 5,000 canceled flights across the United States, including more than two-thirds of flights in and out of New York City and Boston airports.
Gov. Greg Abbott has appointed five people — including Jim Yeonopolus, chancellor of Central Texas College — to the Task Force on Academic Credit and Industry Recognition for terms set to expire Dec. 1, 2021.
WASHINGTON – The U.S. House approved billions of dollars for Hurricane Harvey relief funding on Thursday, a move hailed by advocates as a major step forward in repairing the devastated Texas coast if the U.S. Senate follows suit.
With the filing deadline for the November 2018 Texas House District 54 election closed, candidates for the seat are getting a good look at the competition.
HOUSTON — Federal officials narrowed the possible paths for a Dallas-Houston bullet train down to one likely route Friday, providing an unknown number of rural Texans the most definitive answer so far as to whether their land will be in the path of the controversial project.
The Trump administration is guaranteeing Texas $135 million to continue helping more than 450,000 uninsured children and pregnant women if Congress doesn’t renew authorization for the Children’s Health Insurance Program.
The United States House of Representatives passed key legislation on Thursday which will prevent Iran from having access to aircraft and other military equipment.
SALADO — As the holiday travel season picks up, local officials are reminding motorists to keep an eye out for law enforcement officers, first responders, tow trucks and construction vehicles that may be stopped on highways.
A record-breaking 8.7 million Texans will celebrate the holidays away from home, and motorists can expect peak congestion on Wednesday and Thursday as commuters mix with holiday travelers, according to AAA Texas.
Texas District 59 Rep. J.D. Sheffield, R-Gatesville, was given the Texas Health Care Association’s legislator of the year award Thursday, according to a news release.
The Department of Homeland Security’s announcement this week that its border enforcement strategy had resulted in a sharp decline in illegal crossings has renewed questions as to why the Trump administration wants even more agents on the southwest border.
Three months after Hurricane Harvey, 11 percent of Texas Gulf Coast residents said they were still displaced and 33 percent said they had been late on rent or mortgage payments, according to a new survey published Tuesday by the Kaiser Family Foundation and the Episcopal Health Foundation.
Dallas County Sheriff Lupe Valdez announced Wednesday she’s running as a Democrat for Texas governor, joining an already crowded field of contenders lined up to challenge Republican Gov. Greg Abbott in 2018.
Editor's note: This is the Tribune's second scorecard on Hurricane Harvey relief money. You can find the October scorecard here.
While some people view the weeks to come as the holiday season, others think of them as the holiday travel season.
Vice President Mike Pence pressed the White House's case for a major tax code overhaul by the end of the year during a speech Wednesday to Republican governors in Austin.
HOUSTON — Voters in Houston have passed a $1 billion bond measure to help bolster the city’s cash-strapped police and municipal pensions.
WACO, Texas (AP) — Third-ranked Baylor, which has won the last seven Big 12 women’s basketball regular-season titles, has signed five highly touted recruits to national letters of intent.
HOUSTON (AP) — A college student has been found not guilty by reason of insanity in the 2016 fatal stabbing of his mother who served on a Houston-area school board.
Only hours after First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs was ravaged by one of the deadliest mass shootings in U.S. history on Sunday, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said on Fox News that "arming some of the parishioners or the congregation" could help stop similar attacks from occurri…
For the second time in the last year, the State Board of Education rejected a proposed Mexican-American studies textbook, leaving teachers without any state-approved materials for Mexican-American studies courses.
In the days after a lone gunman at a Baptist church in Sutherland Springs left at least 26 people dead, some members of the Texas Legislature are pushing for their fellow legislators and other top officials to examine whether the state's gun laws need to be changed.
Vice President Mike Pence is coming to Austin next week to address Republican governors' yearly meeting, according to the group.
AUSTIN — Texas voters have ratified all seven amendments proposed to the state Constitution.
WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Ted Poe, R-Humble, announced Tuesday evening that he will retire from Congress.
WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Lamar Smith, R-San Antonio, is retiring from Congress, two sources close to the congressman told The Texas Tribune on Thursday.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, already sitting on a massive war chest for his re-election campaign, is getting some fundraising help from Vice President Mike Pence.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced Thursday that it has completed a major step toward construction of the Trump administration’s planned wall on the southern border with Mexico.
There will be seven amendments to the Texas Constitution that residents statewide will be able to vote on in the Nov. 7 election. They are:
Killeen’s now-defunct red-light enforcement program may have violated state law when city officials did not conduct a sealed traffic engineering study prior to installing cameras at city intersections in 2008.
When it comes to an abundance of Puerto Rican culture in other parts of America, people may think of Florida and New York City as two places that stand out.
For the first time in Texas, public charter schools will receive state funding to pay for leasing and maintaining buildings and facilities — expanding their access to the state's limited money for public schools.
A district attorney has been probing whether Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton broke any laws by accepting a $100,000 gift from a CEO whose company was being investigated for alleged fraud, according to news reports.
All five living former U.S. presidents are coming to the Texas A&M University campus this month for a concert benefiting hurricane relief efforts in Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, the President George H.W. Bush Presidential Library Foundation announced Wednesday.
A Texas native is running for the House of Representatives seat in District 25, with elections coming up in 2018.
A top state official is pushing back against the federal government's claim that Texas was among states whose election systems were targeted by Russian hackers ahead of the 2016 presidential election.
The widow of U.S. Navy Seal Chris Kyle, Taya Kyle posted a statement on her Facebook page about how she feels on the NFL kneeling protest. Chris Kyle was a United States Navy SEAL veteran and sniper. who served four tours in the Iraq War and was awarded several commendations for acts of hero…
When Vietnam veterans say “welcome home” to one another, it’s an act of remembering — memories of loyalty, selflessness and the cold shoulder the American people gave them on their return from a war the nation did not understand.
Texas House District 54 Rep. Scott Cosper, R-Killeen, announced his intent to run for re-election for the state seat, according to a news release.
On the economic front, 2016 was a year of modest improvements for Texas residents. Incomes continued to creep up. Overall poverty slightly dipped. The share of poor children dropped in some areas of the state with the highest rates of child poverty.
A Central Texas civil lawyer who garnered national attention last weekend for a tweet advocating sexual violence against Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has resigned.
A federal district judge on Wednesday ruled against the state of Texas and halted major provisions of a controversial state-based immigration enforcement law just days before it was scheduled to go into effect.
President Donald Trump is visiting Texas on Tuesday to see the recovery efforts underway in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.
For many Texans ravaged by the rain and winds Hurricane Harvey carried ashore this past weekend, filing an insurance claim for the damage their property sustained is probably the farthest thing from their minds right now. But waiting to submit a claim past Friday could cost them big.
County political parties are split on a federal judge panel’s Thursday ruling to invalidate nine Texas House district boundaries — including those of District 54 Rep. Scott Cosper, R-Killeen, and District 55 Rep. Hugh Shine, R-Temple — due to alleged minority discrimination in the districts’…
More than 100 demonstrators came out to support women's rights on Saturday during the Nacogdoches Women's March 2018. The march began at the Nacogdoches County Courthouse and then proceeded through downtown.
The study reported data for seven different Tyler area ZIP codes during 2011 to 2014, and in four of those ZIP codes, the infant mortality rates among women of all races were higher than the statewide rate of 5.6.
Tyler residents say they’re getting flat tires because of the material city workers used to make roads less slippery during Winter Storm Inga.
The Smith County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help identifying a man accused of robbing a convenience store near Lindale on Thursday.
Organizations in East Texas are helping Dreamers renew their Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) applications while members of Congress continue to work toward a bipartisan deal on the issue as a government shutdown looms.
Influenza, more commonly known as the flu, is a contagious illness caused by a virus that affects the upper respiratory system (nose, mouth, sinuses, and throat). The flu virus spreads easily from person to person and can live on surfaces for hours. The flu season occurs every year from October to May and affects up to 20 percent of the U.S. population.
A two-way race has opened up for the District 2 seat on the Tyler City Council.
The Tyler Police Department investigated 40 minor crashes with no injuries and nine major accidents with injuries or possible injuries on Tuesday and Wednesday during the icy conditions related to Winter Storm Inga.
The last thing Eddie Napps, of Longview, remembers before suffering a double brain aneurysm last May was mowing the lawn and walking into the house. He fell on the floor and his memory does not pick back up until after he had been hospitalized two months.
Art aficionados and novices alike can learn something new about one of the most famous artists of the 20th century at Longview Museum of Fine Art's "Rediscovering Andy Warhol" exhibit.
Tyler ISD likely will hold off on making a decision about the names of its high schools.
The moment someone shakes Jan Hargrave’s hand she feels she can get a good sense of his or her intentions.
Tyler police officers are trained to defuse situations and investigate crimes, but 10 officers are poised to receive new training — medical training.
JACKSONVILLE — Plans are underway for this year’s local Women’s History Event honoring five outstanding Cherokee County “Women Who Give Back.”
The Tyler Police Department responded to more than 200 traffic incidents during the height of Winter Storm Inga on Tuesday and Wednesday.
A deadly flu epidemic sweeping the nation has triggered one Texas school district to cancel classes for the week and one California hospital has set up a triage tent outside an emergency room for flu patients.
Concerned Educators will have a nonpartisan forum with candidates for Texas governor, lieutenant governor and District 2 Senate and House places at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Canton Civic Center, 800 Flea Market Road.
(ATLANTA, TX) - With winter precipitation being predicted for Monday night and Tuesday morning, TxDOT’s Atlanta District have trucks out today spraying major highways, all bridges and overpasses with a brine solution. The solution is a mixture of salt and water that binds to the pavement and helps prevent any precipitation from freezing on the pavement and structures. The treatment will appear as light white lines on the pavement.
The Marshall Police Department is strongly urging drivers to please use caution. There are several water leaks within the city, the main one being on Grand Ave. at Grove St. With temperatures below freezing, it’s highly likely these leaks will turn to ice making the roadways hazardous. City crews are doing their best to repair the leaks. I do not have a list of where all of the leaks are at this time or which roadways are currently affected, however, with leaks seemingly popping up all over the city, we really need drivers to just slow down and remain vigilant when traveling in these conditions.