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How Texas lawmakers patched open government laws this session

Open government advocates say the state's recent legislative session helped to rehabilitate government transparency in Texas...

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Dallas courthouse shooter graduated from Leander ISD's Vandegrift High School

DALLAS – A gunman killed by police in a shooting at the Earle Cabell Federal Courthouse in Dallas Monday morning was a graduate of Vandegrift High School.

Texas law will outlaw minors from buying popular cough medicine

Starting in September, Texans under 18 years old will no longer be able to buy popular over-the-counter cough medicines like NyQuil and Robitussin under a bill Gov. Greg Abbott signed earlier …

After blocking David Whitley's confirmation, Senate Democrats see bills die on Abbott’s desk

In the final days of the legislative session, with a Senate confirmation looking increasingly unlikely for embattled Secretary of State David Whitley, Gov. Greg Abbott ramped up efforts to …

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Islamic State claims it was behind Sri Lanka bombings

The men who rented the green, four-room bungalow along a quiet lane in a Colombo suburb took pains to avoid their neighbors. They ordered takeout, never went to the local mosque …

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