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’…
Jerry Wald retired early after 21 years of state service and left behind the stresses of his supervisor role at the Department of Aging and Disability Services. But a decade after he stopped punching the clock, the 67-year-old has a different sort of anxiety: watching the buying power of his…
Editor's note: This list has been updated with information on several monuments, schools and roads provided by readers.
Killeen will welcome The Gun Range, a new indoor gun range set to open this spring.
Over 300 attendees are expected to attend the National Association for Advancement of Colored People’s 80th Texas State Conference held in Killeen Oct. 12-14.
The special session of the Texas Legislature ended one day early Tuesday night, and local legislators said they covered a lot of ground.
In the end, the controversial bathroom bill went quietly.
WOLFFORTH, Texas — As many as 63 million people – nearly a fifth of the country – from rural central California to the boroughs of New York City, were exposed to potentially unsafe water more than once during the past decade, according to a News21 investigation of 680,000 water quality and m…
The Texas Legislature closed out the special session Tuesday night amid a stalemate on property tax reform, leaving unfinished Gov. Greg Abbott's top priority.
In the two weeks since the start of the state Legislature’s special session, none of the education bills prioritized by Gov. Greg Abbott has been killed during discussions in Austin.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection will begin constructing the first segment of President Trump’s border wall in November through a national wildlife refuge, using money it’s already received from Congress.
WALLER — U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry says he backs President Donald Trump’s move to ban transgender Americans from serving in the military.
Law enforcement agencies in Bell County will not have to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars thanks to the Texas Department of Public Safety announcing Friday it will reverse its plan to begin charging for forensic analysis.
COPPELL — Retail gasoline prices in Texas and the rest of the country are up this week.
HOUSTON — Federal authorities say they’ve arrested a Houston woman who collected ransoms from people who believed their children were kidnapped and that the money had to be paid to get them released.
HOUSTON — The mother of a 14-year-old Houston boy who was fatally shot earlier this week during his birthday party has been arrested and charged with aggravated robbery in an unrelated case.
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, nearly two years into his fight against state securities fraud charges, is continuing to get plenty of help from his friends to cover his soaring legal bills.
AUSTIN — Texas’ attorney general disclosed Wednesday that a Washington-based conservative group is helping pay his legal defense on criminal securities fraud charges but would not say who is behind the political organization, which has virtually no public profile.
AUSTIN (AP) — Police have given the all clear and allowed travelers to return to the baggage claim area of the airport in Austin after it was evacuated when a suspicious package was found.
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.
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.
(NATCHITOCHES, LA) – Northwestern State University partnered with Natchitoches music group Johnny Earthquake and the Moondogs to encourage donations for flood relief for residents of southwest Texas and southwest Louisiana affected by Hurricane Harvey. The Moondogs, along with Rock & Roll Hall of Famer and multiple Grammy winner James Burton, Grammy winning Zydeco legend Jo-El Sonnier and legendary singer Estelle Brown of the Sweet Inspirations, have created a music video to assist flood victims in Louisiana and Texas.
A send-off event was held today at Shreveport Regional Airport for 24 World War II veterans departing to Washington, D.C., on Brookshire Grocery Co.’s 15th Heroes Flight. The Company provides the all-expenses-paid trip to honor WWII veterans for their service and sacrifices.
(HALLSVILLE, TX) - Hallsville ISD announced Tuesday the district will begin closing and locking its athletic facilities from public use pending a submitted written request and district approval, after recent vandalism was discovered at the district's stadium.
WASHINGTON, D.C. ― A new report from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety found that 88 percent of young millennials engaged in at least one risky behavior behind the wheel during the 30 day survey period.
The Warrior Network is once again partnering with the Company Grade Officers Council (CGOC) at Barksdale Air Force Base and their Operation Bright Holiday Initiative.
(MARSHALL, TX) - About 450 residents turned out Tuesday as the Greater Marshall Chamber of Commerce honored the service and sacrifice of Marshall and Harrison County's first responders at the 2017 Law Enforcement and Firefighters Appreciation Dinner.