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Over the last six months, gas prices have dropped by just over 25 cents at the Harker Heights Sam's Club.

Zach Barth, aide to U.S. Rep. Roger Williams, said on morning TV shows Thursday that he was doing fine after being shot in the leg by a gunman who targeted Republican congressmen the day before.

At a news conference in Washington, D.C., Wednesday afternoon, Congressman Roger Williams, who represents parts of Killeen and Fort Hood, spoke defiantly of what happened during the Republican baseball team’s practice earlier that morning. His voice wavered and he held back tears as he spoke.

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott revived a failed "bathroom bill" targeting transgender people Tuesday while also resurrecting anti-abortion proposals, anti-union efforts and more as an encore to a rancorous legislative session that ended with Republicans feuding and one GOP lawma…

TERRELL — Authorities said two men drowned while trying to rescue others after a boat capsized in a water-filled quarry in North Texas.

AUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott has visited a gun range to sign a law reducing Texas’ fees for licenses to carry handguns to the lowest in the nation.

Texas legislators from both chambers passed bills on Tuesday aimed at helping mothers before and after they give birth.  

Legislation that would make attacking police officers and judges a hate crime cleared the Texas Senate on Tuesday. Now the measure heads to Gov. Greg Abbott's desk. 

The Texas House on Tuesday approved legislation to overhaul the state’s embattled voter identification law, moving it one step closer to Gov. Greg Abbott’s desk. 

As State Rep. Hugh Shine discussed Senate Bill 2 in a phone call with the Herald, he had to stop to register his vote for an unrelated bill being debated. He was on the Texas House of Representatives floor Thursday, and his colleagues were in the middle of a debate about funding for Child Pr…

BRYAN — Police arrested two people for allegedly stealing a hearse from outside a fast-food restaurant and dumping a body that was inside.

EL PASO (AP) — Investigators say five people have been arrested on capital murder charges in the slaying of a former soldier at a West Texas apartment.

Educators on Thursday turned up to a Senate committee hearing on a bill that would change how the state assesses schools and districts with a message for legislators. 

Beware of government officials promising property tax benefits. Be sure to check their math. Ask about the effective dates. 

The Texas Senate gave initial approval Wednesday to legislation that would eliminate straight-ticket voting in all elections. 

The Senate Education Committee Thursday passed the House’s major school finance reform bill, after adding a controversial provision subsidizing private school tuition for special needs students — a move unlikely to go over well in the House. 

The Texas Senate on Thursday gave its blessing to a bill that would eliminate the state’s vehicle safety inspection requirement for most vehicles. 

WASHINGTON — In a stunning reversal of momentum, Republicans salvaged long-held ambitions to unwind former President Obama's 2010 health care law, passing a major overhaul in the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday afternoon.  

The Texas House Higher Education Committee on Wednesday opted to send forward a bill that would only make minor tweaks to a program that offers free tuition to veterans or one of their kids. The watered-down version of the proposal moves away from efforts to make wholesale changes to the sta…

Editor's note: This story has been updated to reflect a vote in the Texas House in favor of House Bill 1776 on Wednesday. 

Editor's note: This article has been updated to include the vote on House Bill 515 

The Texas Senate on Wednesday passed legislation requiring three-point seat belts be installed on newly purchased school buses across the state.

EL PASO — A transgender woman arrested by federal agents in a courthouse as she obtained a protective order against an abusive boyfriend was sentenced to time served on her immigration charge.

AUSTIN — Texas Insurance Commissioner David Mattax has died of cancer.

Four weeks ago Euronet Worldwide, Inc. placed a $1 billion bid for MoneyGram, a money transfer service based in Texas and commonly used by Fort Hood soldiers and other military personnel to send and receive money while deployed overseas.

Texas cities, counties, transit systems and special-purpose taxing districts will receive $620 million in sales tax allocations in April, according to a news release from Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar.

Barbara Chandler says she would love it if her daughter Lisa could say, “Mama, I’m hungry.” 

Community college has long been a popular place to start working toward a bachelor’s degree. Soon, it may become a place to finish one, too. 

Two of four Killeen-area Payless ShoeSource stores are among the 400 the company said will close as part of its plan seeking Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and reorganization.

As most Texans know, the state Legislature meets during every odd calendar year for 140 days. Arguably one of the most hot-button issues so far this session? Special education.  

A bill that would crowdfund money from Texans to deal with a state backlog of thousands of untested rape kits tentatively passed the Texas House Wednesday on a voice vote. 

Texas senators spent hours on Thursday questioning how a “private school choice” bill would hold private schools accountable or help students with disabilities before voting to give it final passage, 18-13. 

It's not a crime for people in Texas to have sex with animals. When law enforcement comes across animal sexual abuse cases, they often only prosecute offenders for animal cruelty or public lewdness, according to various officials. 

HOUSTON — Authorities said two people are dead and four others wounded following a shooting outside an apartment complex in Houston.

Texas employers added 6,700 seasonally adjusted nonfarm jobs in February, according to a news release from the Texas Workforce Commission on Friday.

After having the nation's largest annual gain in residents for eight years, Harris County in 2016 was unseated by Arizona’s Maricopa County and lost thousands of residents to other parts of the country, new census figures show. 

FORT WORTH — A group called The Satanic Temple has put up a billboard in North Texas that criticizes the use of corporal punishment in schools.

DALLAS — A Maryland man has been arrested on a federal cyberstalking charge of sending a Dallas-based magazine reporter an image on Twitter intended to trigger an epileptic seizure.

KIRBY — Authorities said an off-duty state trooper was shot when he struggled with an intruder at the trooper’s home near San Antonio.

The Texas Senate gave approval to two abortion-related bills on Wednesday. 

*Editor's note: This story has been updated throughout. 

Texas employers added 51,300 seasonally adjusted nonfarm jobs in January, according to a news release from the Texas Workforce Commission on Friday.

SAN ANGELO — Prosecutors said a West Texas man must serve 30 years in prison for the 2015 death of a bicyclist who was hit by a vehicle and shot.

OKLAHOMA CITY — An Oklahoma custom-home builder was indicted after accusations of involvement in an organized theft ring.

DALLAS — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton asked a judge to allow the state to join Dallas County officials in a federal lawsuit brought by immigrants alleging their civil rights were violated when they were held in the county jail on immigration holds.

LOS ANGELES — Visitors to the Los Angeles Zoo are getting their last glimpses of a popular male hippopotamus before it’s moved to Texas in the hopes of continuing its genetic line.

WOODVILLE — An East Texas judge set a $250,000 bond for a man facing capital murder charges for a fatal weekend fire in Tyler County.

EL PASO — Court records show a man in El Paso is facing federal kidnapping and other charges after taking his young son abroad more than a decade ago following his divorce from the boy’s mother.

Saying there needs to be more transparency in how property taxes are assessed in Texas, the head of the House Ways and Means Committee unveiled legislation Friday that would reduce the maximum increase allowed in taxes on individual properties.

The chief budget writer in the Texas House on Friday proposed using $1.4 billion from the state’s savings account to pay bills coming due for a wide array of the state’s health and human services programs.

LUFKIN, Texas (AP) — A Texas prison inmate has been sentenced to die for a corrections officer’s death during an escape attempt a decade ago.

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