Snipers shot dead five police officers and injured six others in Dallas during a protest against police shootings of black men on Friday.
Texas Governor Rick Perry announced plans to send 1,000 military reservists to the state's border with Mexico, to tackle a surge in immigrant children flooding into the United States.
A US actress who tried to blame her husband for sending ricin-laced letters to President Barack Obama, then-New York mayor Michael Bloomberg and a gun control activist got 18 years in prison
President Barack Obama will announce Friday his plan to nominate Julian Castro, the charismatic Hispanic mayor of San Antonio, Texas, as US secretary of housing and urban development.
Kazakhstan national Asel Abdygapparova convicted for life in prison in the US is awaiting retrial and possible reduction of jail sentence.
The fetus being carried by a pregnant American woman already declared brain dead is "distinctly abnormal".
A 36-year-old actress from Texas on Tuesday pleaded guilty to mailing ricin-laced letters to President Barack Obama, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and a gun control activist, federal prosecutors said.
The US Supreme Court Tuesday refused to block a law that restricts women's access to abortions in the southern state of Texas.
The Texas senate late Friday approved a bill setting some of the strictest limits on abortion in the United States, just weeks after a filibuster by opposition Democrats dramatically thwarted the measure.
The US state of Texas on Wednesday executed its 500th convict since the death penalty was reinstated in 1976, a record in a country where capital punishment is in decline elsewhere.
A Texas actress was arrested Friday for mailing ricin-laced letters to President Barack Obama, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and a gun control activist.
The first manned aircraft that can fly day and night powered entirely by solar energy was to leave Texas for Missouri Monday.
President Barack Obama on Thursday eulogized 12 firefighters who were among 14 people killed in a massive blast at a fertilizer plant in a small Texas town, during a week of tragedy in America.
Rescuers in Texas on Thursday combed through rubble in a painstaking search for survivors after a massive blast at a fertilizer factory killed as many as 15 people and destroyed dozens of homes.
Some 60 to 70 people were killed and hundreds were injured by an explosion at a fertilizer plant outside Waco, Texas, local media reported, citing the local emergency manager.
Three people were shot after a fight at a Texas college erupted in gunfire Tuesday, sparking too-familiar images of frightened students escorted by swarms of police.
Texas financier and media magnate Joe Allbritton, who lost the scandal-racked Riggs bank to a hostile takeover after it was fined for helping Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet launder money, has died at the age of 87.
The southern US state of Texas has warned it could prosecute election observers from the OSCE, a global body that regularly monitors voting around the world, if they try to visit polling stations next month.
An American man convicted of killing a Sudanese immigrant was put to death by lethal injection Tuesday in Texas after the US Supreme Court rejected his fourth appeal for a stay of execution.
A telegenic young Texas mayor billed as a Latino Barack Obama in the making, Julian Castro, bounded on to the world's brightest political stage Tuesday.
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