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Castro raises $800,000 in 10-day span to stay in presidential race

By Alex Samuels, Texas Tribune Democratic presidential candidate Julián Castro announced Friday morning he hit his self-imposed $800,000 fundraising goal, giving him the resources he...

Young Valley girl helps save sea turtle

A young girl in Willacy County knew it was illegal for a fisherman to keep a live sea turtle, so she reported the crime...

Cold front delays Island power pole repairs

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND — Another spell of bad weather will delay repairs on power poles that were destroyed during last weekend’s storm on Padre...

Clerical concern prompts halt of Brownsville killer’s execution

By Jolie McCullough, Texas Tribune Ruben Gutierrez has been fighting to stop his death by requesting DNA testing he claims could prove his innocence in...

Voters might stabilize funding; Proposition 5 could benefit two agencies

By CARRINGTON TATUM, Texas Tribune AUSTIN — Texas Parks and Wildlife officials, along with outdoor enthusiasts, are looking to lock in funding for the state’s parks...

Troopers sued DPS over waist size policy

By Jolie McCullough, Texas Tribune The state has put another stamp of approval on the Texas Department of Public Safety’s controversial new policy to measure...

Failed raid against El Chapo’s son leaves 8 dead

and PETER ORSI Associated Press CULIACAN, Mexico — Mexican security forces aborted an attempt to capture a son of imprisoned drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo”...

Donna-Rio Bravo bridge begins $60M expansion

DONNA — City leaders here are celebrating the start of a long-awaited $60 million expansion of the Donna-Rio Bravo International Bridge. The expansion will turn...

Is Rick Perry on his way out as Energy Secretary?

By Mede Nix The Dallas Morning News DALLAS — After a Politico report Thursday night that Energy Secretary and former Texas Gov. Rick Perry is...

Is property tax relief in store for Texas?

While trying to limit the annual growth of property taxes in Texas, the Legislature gave local governments an incentive to raise taxes nearly 8%...