A federal appeals court in Washington Thursday struck down the Texas voter ID law requiring photos for voters at the polls, calling it racially discriminatory.
Federal judges struck down Texas lawmakers' plans for new congressional and state legislative districts Tuesday, finding the maps were designed to discriminate against minorities.
Five children, ages 2 to 13, died when an SUV they were riding in blew a tire and crashed on a Texas highway, police said.
At least four people were shot Sunday in a Walmart parking lot in central Texas, police said.
A pickup truck packed with nearly two dozen people crashed near Goliad, Texas, killing at least 13.
A community just outside of Austin, Texas, was pounded by about 10 inches of rain over a few hours early Tuesday, causing flash floods and leaving at least 15 residences surrounded by water, a Texas emergency management official told CNN.
Nine Border Patrol stations will be closed within the next six months to move 41 agents closer to the southern and northern borders, according to a spokesman for U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
A special agent with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations unit was shot and wounded early Tuesday while on surveillance in a criminal investigation in northern Hidalgo County, Texas, officials said.
The NAACP chapter in Dallas is calling for an end to the Texas state lottery, saying the game drains the finances of low-income ticket-buyers who can least afford it, especially minorities.
Two young women, both in their teens, were shot in a small south Texas town over the weekend.
Two women, who were apparently dating, were shot in a small south Texas town Friday night.
In Texas, where voters will go to the polls on Tuesday, politics can be brutal.
A Texas man convicted of seeking now-deceased Yemeni-based cleric Anwar al-Awlaki's advice about raising money for jihadists has been sentenced to 20 years in prison, federal prosecutors announced Thursday.
Nearly all of the staff at the oldest two-year college in Texas was furloughed Wednesday morning because of "financial and liquidity difficulties," according to a letter sent by the college to its staff and obtained by CNN.
A U.S. federal grand jury in Texas has indicted the suspected top leaders of Mexico's Sinaloa cartel.
A tornado near Kennedale, Texas, is captured on camera by storm chaser Jason McLaughlin.
Roxanne Chavera captured this amateur video of a tornado in Devine, Texas.
Heavy rains threatened to inundate sections of the central and southern Plains Tuesday -- a day after a suspected tornado from the same slow-moving system touched down in south-central Texas.
A suspected tornado touched down in south-central Texas on Monday, the National Weather Service said, as a slow-moving line of storms brought high winds, heavy rains and large hail as it swept eastward.
The comic Gallagher, known for smashing watermelons, is "slowly recovering" from a heart attack suffered just before he was to perform at a Texas club, his promotional manager said Thursday.
A controversial new Texas law requiring voters to present personal identification before going to the polls has been blocked by the Obama administration.
Texas health officials began enforcing Tuesday a controversial law that requires doctors to provide a sonogram to pregnant women before they get an abortion.
A small central Texas community has begun trucking in thousands of gallons of water to avoid running dry during the state's historic drought, a water official said.
A three-judge federal appeals panel ruled Friday that the state of Texas can move ahead with enforcement of a law requiring doctors to provide a sonogram to pregnant women before they get an abortion.
A three-judge federal appeals court panel Tuesday overturned a lower court's order blocking key parts of a Texas law requiring doctors to provide a sonogram to pregnant women before they get an abortion, potentially clearing the way for enforcement of the law.
Torrential rains cause flash flooding in Texas that leaves streets and highways impassable and some vehicles submerged.
At least 50 vehicles were involved in a wreck that hurt dozens of people and closed part of a highway in southeastern Texas on Thursday, authorities said.
An eighth-grader was shot and killed by police after he brandished a weapon in the hallways of a Texas middle school.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is battling a large grass fire in the marshlands of Jefferson County, Texas, an agency official told CNN on Tuesday.
Authorities charged an Army soldier with attempting to board an airplane with a military-grade explosive at a Texas airport in an incident officials downplayed as "nothing nefarious."
A North Carolina man was arrested on suspicion of attempting to carry explosives through a security checkpoint at an airport in Midland, Texas, federal authorities said.
Eight people, including a mother and her three children, were killed in a head-on crash in east Texas, authorities said late Friday.
A man dressed as Santa Claus called 911 from a Texas apartment where seven people were killed on Christmas Day, whispering "I am shooting people" on a haunting recording, police said.
Five people were killed in a plane crash in central Texas Monday night, authorities said.
The U.S. Supreme Court agreed Friday to hear an appeal from Texas officials over the state's controversial redistricting plan.
Texas officials are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to step in and temporarily block a controversial congressional redistricting plan from going into effect Monday.
The Texas town of Groesbeck is on the verge of running dry.
Dr. Drew Pinsky and Po Bronson talk to Anderson Cooper about the science behind physically disciplining children.
Millions of people watched a video of a Texas judge hitting his teenage daughter repeatedly with a belt. This father justified his actions as "discipline." I beg to differ.
A bus carrying students and faculty from Abilene Christian University to a weekend mission project overturned Friday afternoon near Paint Rock, Texas, resulting in one death and multiple injuries, the school said.
The arrests occurred thousands of miles apart, but the scenes were similar in Oregon and Texas early Sunday: In the dark of night, police told Occupy demonstrators to leave protest sites. Those who refused were handcuffed and arrested.
Texas police are hunting for a man they believe broke into the homes of four former members of the same sorority, then sexually assaulted them.
Prisoners in Texas jails have been tightening their belts as the state cuts back on weekend lunches to save money.
Mexican cartels are recruiting Texas high school students to "support their drug, human, currency and weapon smuggling operations on both sides of the Texas/Mexico border," the Texas Department of Public Safety said Friday.
At Tuesday night's debate at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire Texas Governor Rick Perry credited his leadership for the creation of jobs in Texas as the rest of the country was shedding many more.
After an intense fire season, the Texas Forest Service finally has a reprieve from firefighting.
Much-needed rain fell across drought-stricken Texas on Sunday, offering relief but no end to what's been one of the state's driest years on record.
Crews sprayed foam Wednesday to extinguish pockets of fire remaining at a Texas chemical plant two days after a massive blaze sent bright flames and thick plumes of smoke high into the sky.
A new wildfire flared up Tuesday afternoon in same Texas county that lost more than 1,500 homes in last month's devastating blazes, authorities said.
An altercation at a Texas community college Wednesday afternoon escalated to gunshots and a campus lockdown but no injuries were reported and a suspect was captured, according to officials at Victoria College in Victoria, Texas.
The Supreme Court for the third time this year has stopped the pending capital punishment of a Texas inmate, giving lawyers for the man more time to file their appeals.
iReporter and firefighter Andy Throne updates the situation in Texas. for CNN's Fredricka Whitfield.
CNN's Jim Spellman forced to evacuate while reporting on a Texas wildfire once thought to be nearly contained.
A family in Texas says a statue of the Virgin Mary helped save their house from a wildfire. KTRK reports
Authorities expect to allow residents to begin re-entering some of their communities in fire-ravaged Bastrop County, Texas, this week as firefighters made some headway against the blaze at 50% containment.
In a dry spell unseen since 1895, Texas added 24 new wildfires burning 1,154 acres to a disaster that has so far torched more than 1,000 homes, the state's Forest Service said Saturday.
The summer of 2011 was the second hottest on record for the United States, and the hottest in 75 years, government weather experts said Thursday.
The Texas wildfires are adding economic trauma to a state that has already suffered billions of dollars in agricultural damages from an ongoing drought.
Officials say evacuations are underway in Magnolia, Texas, as a raging wildfire inches closer to a residential area.
Firefighters southeast of Austin, Texas, battled strong winds Monday as they struggled to gain ground against a fast-moving wildfire that has so far scorched some 25,000 acres and destroyed close to 500 homes.
CNN's Jim Spellman reports on the worst fire season in years in Texas as multiple fires continue to burn.
A raging wildfire near Austin, Texas, killed two people, officials said Tuesday, as firefighters fought to gain the upper hand against flames, wind and fatigue.
High winds fan the flames of a wildfire that has destroyed 300 homes and thousands of acres near Austin, Texas.
Strong winds whipped up several wildfires in central Texas Sunday, threatening homes and forcing some residents to evacuate.
Firefighters have made some progress in battling a spreading wildfire in northern Texas, but dry conditions contributed to a rash of new fires as well, officials said Thursday.
High winds whipped up a spreading wildfire in northern Texas on Wednesday as firefighters battled several blazes across the tinder-dry state.
A federal judge has blocked key parts of a Texas law that would require doctors to provide a sonogram to pregnant women before they get an abortion, days before the law was set to take effect.
A fast-moving wildfire in northern Texas has forced evacuations and destroyed 25 homes, fire officials said Tuesday.
The highest court in Texas has upheld a special "sin tax" imposed on "sexually oriented" businesses, which the state openly says it hopes will discourage "secondary behaviors" allegedly associated with those going to watch unclothed dancers.
The heat wave and drought are causing some farmers to fear that their livestock and horses may starve.
With Texas scorched by a blistering hot summer and parched by a 10-month drought, state agriculture officials are counting a record $5.2 billion in commodity losses, according to Texas A&M agriculture economists.
A grassfire in bone-dry central Texas was 50% contained early Tuesday after consuming 15 homes, the state forest service said.
What started as a grass fire in tinder-dry Leander, Texas, quickly moved on to consuming homes Monday as air tankers, a helicopter and a task force with bulldozers and trucks moved in to battle a drought-fueled blaze.
CNN's Ed Lavandera looks at a controversial plan to bring more drinking water to parts of Texas.
Jobs may be coming back in many states ... but don't let it fool you.
Texas authorities Wednesday executed a onetime gang member for the killings of two men in 2002.
The storm known as Don fizzled to a tropical depression, failing to quench the thirst of parched Texas counties.
Six people are dead and four others are injured after a birthday party shooting Saturday at a Texas skating rink.
"I cannot tell you that I am an innocent man. I am not asking you to feel sorry for me, and I won't hide the truth," Mark Anthony Stroman said from Texas death row at the Polunsky Correctional Unit in Livingston. "I am a human being and made a terrible mistake out of love, grief and anger, and believe me, I am paying for it every single minute of the day."
Lee County, Texas closely mirrors the racial and ethnic makeup of the United States. Here's the county "by the numbers."
Texas residents aren't shy about their love of the Lone Star state and its rich history, as CNN's Ed Lavandera reports.
When he was arrested in Turkey in 1970, Billy Hayes was given a choice of whom to call. For a scared young man facing serious charges, it was an easy decision: The U.S. consulate in Istanbul.
A Texas charter bus traveling near San Marcos, Texas, overturned around 4 a.m. Friday, sending all 21 passengers to local hospitals for various injuries, the severest one belonging to a 4-year-old.
The oohs and aahs of the Independence Day holiday will be more subdued this year in Texas, where months of severe drought have led to restrictions on fireworks across much of the state.
CNN's Ed Lavandera reports on the redistricting battle that is brewing in Texas.
A new fire in Texas forced home evacuations and consumed hundreds of acres, while fires in other states in the Southwest and Southeast challenged firefighters' efforts to contain them.
KTRK reports three brush fires near Houston, Texas, forcing residents to evacuate.
Police are searching for a "tipster" who launched a frantic search for children's bodies in Texas, since their examination of the scene has turned up no evidence of murder.
A tipster launched a search for bodies in Texas Tuesday evening, but a search of property in a rural area turned up no evidence of any homicides, authorities said.
Texas legislative leaders agreed Thursday to a budget that cuts $15 billion in spending over the next two years.
As budget battles in Washington and the states unfold, politicians are striving to achieve the most for their money, pinpointing where they can cut spending without sacrificing service.
Texas could see 335,000 jobs disappear over the next two years if lawmakers adopt the $83.8 billion budget that will go before the state House late next week, according to a state agency. (See correction, below).
Call it the Battle of the Ricks.
Women seeking an abortion in Texas will have to view a picture of the embryo or fetus and hear a description of its development before having the procedure, under a law that takes effect September 1.
It seems national Democrats have found their candidate in Texas.
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Strong winds whipped up wildfires in central, south and west Texas Friday, complicating efforts to bring various blazes there under control.
Hot, dry weather returns to Texas this week, whisking away the limited relief scattered thunderstorms brought to firefighters in parts of the Lone Star state over the weekend.
Temperatures dip as Texas continues to grapple with wildfires. CNN's Patrick Oppmann reports.
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