Former White House doctor running for Congress in Texas

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A former White House physician who President Donald Trump picked last year to lead the Department of Veteran Affairs before his nomination was derailed by professional misconduct ...

Grandson of late President Bush runs for Congress in Texas

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Pierce Bush, the grandson of former President George H.W. Bush, announced his candidacy Monday for a congressional seat in Texas, becoming the latest member of his famous Republic...

EPA ends safety rules put in place after deadly Texas blast

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Trump administration is scaling back chemical plant safety measures that were put in place after a Texas fertilizer plant explosion in 2013 that killed 15 people. ...

All eyes on Texas governor as calls grow to halt execution

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — In his five years as Texas' governor, Republican Greg Abbott has overseen the execution of nearly 50 prisoners while only once sparing a condemned man's life, after a victims' fam...

Texas GOP speaker says Trump 'killing us' in secret tape

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas' GOP House speaker called a female lawmaker "vile" and said President Donald Trump is "killing us" with urban and suburban voters in a secretly recorded meeting with a conse...

Texas GOP lawmaker's tweet escalates tension over guns

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Texas state representative is being criticized for tweeting he had an assault weapon ready for Democratic president candidate Beto O'Rourke. The tweet by Repub...

As 2020 Democrats come to Texas, GOP looks to key suburbs

PROSPER, Texas (AP) — Thirty new students are from Arizona, and nearly 100 moved from California. But the small town of Prosper, Texas, is expecting more growth — a lot more — so it built a $53 millio...

Court says Texas can make voting maps over 'grave concerns'

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A federal court says Texas can change voting maps without federal supervision despite "grave concerns" and findings that Republicans racially discriminated while trying to strengt...

Democrat Wendy Davis of Texas running for Congress in 2020

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Democrat Wendy Davis of Texas says she's running for Congress in 2020, five years after badly losing a bid for governor but remaining a national women's rights figure. ...

In key Senate races, Democrats buck leftward tilt on issues

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Democratic candidates in some key Senate races in 2020 aren't going along as some candidates in the party's presidential field take a hard liberal turn. Big gaps...

APNewsBreak: Texas says Rapid DNA supplier jeopardizes cases

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas officials are raising concerns over Rapid DNA analysis that has been used to identify California wildfire victims and verify family connections on the U.S.-Mexico border. ...

NOT REAL NEWS: Reports of Ebola cases in Texas unfounded

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas health officials said Tuesday there are no "suspected or confirmed cases" of Ebola in the state as social media posts have falsely suggested in the wake of immigrants arrivi...

Texas lawmakers want answers over new Sandra Bland video

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas authorities are expected to face sharp questioning over why cellphone video Sandra Bland took during her confrontational 2015 traffic stop never publicly surfaced until now....

Texas governor announces $1.6B deal for teacher raises

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott says $1.6 billion in teacher raises are coming in a deal driven by classroom unrest and Republicans who sharply changed course on public education ahead of ...

Texas passing laws, but not leading abortion fight this time

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Sidestepping bigger abortion battles playing out elsewhere in the U.S., Texas Republicans on Friday pushed a bill toward Gov. Greg Abbott's desk that would ban the state's liberal...