Texas Republicans reel from nasty internal fight

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — An alleged hit list of political opponents, a promise of access, heated denials, an audiotape and suspicions of a setup. Texas Republicans are reeling from an in...

'No pass, no play' part of Perot legacy

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Part of late billionaire H. Ross Perot's legacy is a clear-cut rule about Texas high school sports: If a student can't pass class, they can't play. The law, with...

Texas governor signs bill allowing more armed teachers

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas will allow more teachers to have guns in school and will increase mental health services for students under bills that Gov. Greg Abbott signed into law Thursday as major par...

1 year after Santa Fe shooting, Texas shuns tougher gun laws

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A year after a high school mass shooting near Houston that remains one of the deadliest in U.S. history, Texas lawmakers are on the brink of going home without passing any new gun...

Texan says he's selling 3D-printed gun plans, despite ruling

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The owner of a Texas company that makes untraceable 3D-printed guns says he has begun selling the blueprints through his website to anyone who wants to make one, despite a federal...

Questions raised about fate of older texts on coach's phone

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Open records experts say any attempt by Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer to eliminate older text messages on his phone to hide information would be without question illegal....

Texas Republicans squelch 'red flag' gun law prospects

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas schools have been adding metal detectors and armed personnel in an effort to improve campus security in response to the deadly May attack at a Houston-area high school that ...

Texas educators training to shoot back at school shooters

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The man and woman creep down the school hallway back-to-back, guns drawn. A tap on the backside signals they are ready to move into the next room. He keeps his wea...

Ex-Baylor athletic director: Black athletes made scapegoats

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The former athletic director at Baylor University has claimed regents schemed to make black football players scapegoats for a decades-long problem of sexual assault at the nation'...

Texas court reinstates Baylor sex assault conviction

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas' highest criminal appeals court has reinstated the 2015 sexual assault conviction of a former Baylor University football player whose case ignited a scandal that engulfed th...

Shooting survivors share their stories with Texas governor

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Survivors of last week's school shooting at a high school near Houston told gripping stories of dodging bullets, hiding from the attacker and seeing classmates get shot as they pl...

Texas governor meeting with students, shooting survivors

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The focus of Texas Gov. Greg Abbott's meetings on school safety and mass shootings is shifting to those closest to the recent violence, including students, surviving victims and e...

Texas governor's school safety talks to tackle gun control

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott's meetings on school violence and safety have promised to wade into the thorny issue of gun control with the next round. The Republican ha...

School shooting unlikely to bring gun restrictions in Texas

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has vowed to address school violence and safety in the wake of another mass school shooting. But Abbott's call to do "more than just pray" for the victims c...

Investigators schedule update on Austin bombings

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Federal and local law enforcement officials have scheduled a late afternoon news conference to provide updates in the investigation into a series of package bombs that killed two ...