July 3, 2013 Almost no one knows more about the rapidly growing Texas population than the state's demographer, Lloyd Potter. He talks about the historic shift in Hispanic population — and why he's glad he isn't studying the demographics of, say, New Hampshire.
July 2, 2013 Gov. Rick Perry is expected to answer the question of whether he'll run for re-election to a fourth term when he meets with supporters Monday.
July 2, 2013 The good news for Texas Democrats is that the state is becoming more urban. The bad news? It could be many years before urban Democratic voting margins are high enough for them to win statewide elections.
July 1, 2013 Texas is the latest state where protesters have descended on a Republican-controlled state capitol in an uphill effort to block conservative policies.
June 26, 2013 Gov. Rick Perry calls for a special session to take up a controversial bill to restrict abortion in Texas, after an attempted filibuster and crowd noise combined to keep a vote on the bill from occurring before midnight Tuesday.
June 12, 2013 Gov. Rick Perry, a red state conservative, is sticking it to blue states by trying to persuade their businesses to move to Texas.
May 16, 2013 A series of twisters roared through North Texas on Wednesday night. In Granbury, about 35 miles from Fort Worth, neighborhoods were devastated. The search continues for victims.
April 18, 2013 As the day dawned, officials said an estimated 5 to 15 people were killed and more than 160 were wounded. It was feared those numbers might go higher. The cause of the fire that led to the explosion at a plant near Waco is under investigation.
April 17, 2013 The explosion was reported around 7:50 p.m. from West Fertilizer plant in West, near Waco, Texas. Local news reports say that people were trapped in a nearby nursing home and in an apartment building.
April 1, 2013 Officials said Monday that a clerical error allowed the man suspected of killing Colorado's prisons chief to be released from custody about four years too early, the Associated Press is reporting.
March 31, 2013 The killings of the Kaufman County district attorney and his wife come two months after an assistant district attorney for the same county was shot dead a block from his office. Police say they will "assume" the killings are linked "until it's proven otherwise."
March 22, 2013 A Colorado parolee who may be linked to the killing of the head of Colorado's Department of Corrections this week led Texas deputies on a high-speed car chase that ended with him being shot. The suspect was a member of a white supremacist prison gang.
November 22, 2012 The pileup is being blamed on early morning fog in Thanksgiving Day. Local police said the vehicles involved in the pileup include seven tractor trailers that collided on eastbound I-10, which was expected to remain closed for most of Thursday.
November 13, 2012 Perry said nothing should be done to change the U.S., because he believes in "the greatness of our Union."