Unaccompanied children from Mexico and Central America who cross into Texas are evaluated by the U.S. Border Patrol and placed temporarily at detention centers. This is a list of the Office of Refugee Resettlement shelters that operate in Texas.
As the state's top elected officials debate how to halt a surge of immigrants across the border, health officials and volunteer doctors are voicing concerns over what they say is the more serious challenge: a looming medical crisis.
Gov. Rick Perry on Monday warned that if Central American leaders do not heed the call to stop their citizens from flooding across the Texas-Mexico border, the summer months will bear witness to a “trail of tears” caused by a surge of dead migrants.
After a two-month lag, the U.S. Bureau of Land Management has responded to Greg Abbott’s questions about the bureau’s claim to a disputed strip of land along the Red River, and the Texas attorney general is not impressed.
On Monday, 15 years after a U.S. Supreme Court decision that paved the way for some people with disabilities to move out of institutions, advocates for Texans with disabilities called on state lawmakers to speed up that process.
Warning of the dangers faced by undocumented and unaccompanied children crossing the border into the U.S., Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott and U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz on Monday called on the Obama administration to more strictly enforce immigration laws.
The U.S. Supreme Court largely rejected Attorney General Greg Abbott’s challenge of federal climate rules Monday, deciding that the EPA is allowed to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from most large industrial facilities.
State Sen. Wendy Davis, the Democratic nominee for governor, has added her name to the list of lawmakers calling for a special legislative session to immediately address the unprecedented number of illegal border crossers into Texas.
With the anniversary of the filibuster that made her a star for Texas Democrats, Wendy Davis is still trying to turn a momentous event into the kind of campaign that will upset the state's entrenched political order.
Funding for our state’s congested roads is running on empty — and maybe that’s a good thing, writes Dallas urban designer Patrick Kennedy. It's time, he says, to start changing how we think about transportation infrastructure in Texas.
On this week's edition of WFAA-TV's Inside Texas Politics, I talked with host Jason Whitely and the Fort Worth Star-Telegram's Bud Kennedy about more results from the latest UT/TT Poll, Gov. Rick Perry's recent controversial statements and more.
While universities and Texas legislators support state rules limiting sports agents to a quick pre-season meet-and-greet with college football players, agents say the short window of access can lead NFL hopefuls to make bad decisions.
Because the University of Texas System announced that it would be launching a full investigation of allegations of favoritism in admissions at the University of Texas at Austin, this week's playlist starts with Santana's "Deeper, Dig Deeper."
In Austin on Friday, Hillary Clinton played coy about presidential ambitions, called her first meeting with Barack Obama after the 2008 primary "an awkward teenage first date" and said the Benghazi attack was her greatest regret.
UPDATED: The Texas Public Utility Commission on Friday unanimously rejected a petition to overturn its “small fish, swim free” rule, which gives small electricity generators an absolute defense against allegations of market power abuse.