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State-ordered study finds STAAR not too hard for young readers

By Aliyya Swaby, Texas Tribune Were the reading and writing passages on standardized tests that Texas elementary and middle school students took this spring too...

Prepared to Fight: Landowners take on government over border wall

EL PASO — When David Acevedo attended a meeting with officials from the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers in Webb County last month, he...

Analysis: Whatever color Texas is, everybody’s running like it’s purple

By Ross Ramsey, Texas Tribune President Donald Trump has been to Texas seven times this year. Michael Bloomberg will be on the Texas Democratic primary ballot...

President Donald Trump to tour Apple facilities in Texas on Wednesday

By Alex Samuels, Texas Tribune President Donald Trump will head to Austin Wednesday to accompany Apple CEO Tim Cook on a tour of company facilities,...

Apprehensions of undocumented immigrants on the Southwest border continue to fall

By Julián Aguilar, Texas Tribune EL PASO — The number of people apprehended by or surrendering to immigration officials on the U.S.-Mexico border hit its...

Texas lawmaker caught on tape dropping envelope containing cocaine

By Cassandra Pollock, Texas Tribune About two months before state Rep. Poncho Nevárez announced he was retiring from the Texas House, the Eagle Pass Democrat...

Have you seen snow?

Is it snowing in the Valley? Some residents in the area are reporting seeing tiny snowflakes this morning. The National Weather Service says for the most...

EDITORIAL: Make this a special day by thanking all veterans

We googled “Veterans Day” and the first hit was a tutorial on “Veterans Day discounts,” the second was “Military benefits.” The real stuff about our...

Texas voters approve state income tax ban, most other constitutional amendments

By Alex Samuels, Texas Tribune Amendments to the state constitution that would make it harder to enact a state income tax, stabilize funding for state...

Castro forges forward after 11th-hour fundraising drive, O’Rourke exit

By Patrick Svitek and Alex Samuels, Texas Tribune DES MOINES — And then there was one. Julián Castro became the sole Texan in the presidential race...