| Mar 25, 2010
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A yearlong investigation into marijuana growing led to raids on six Austin-area houses and the seizure of $7 million worth of plants.
Investigators say two people who were arrested were facing federal drug charges Thursday.
| Jan 21, 2010
| 2:36 PM
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A man fired several shots into the air while standing on the Texas Capitol's south steps today beforethrowing down his handgun as state troopers closed in and tackled him, the Texas Department of Public Safety said.
| Jan 22, 2010
A man who fired several shots outside the Texas Capitol was trying to reload his weapon when police confronted him and tackled him to the ground, according to court records.
Fausto Cardenas remains in Travis County's jail Friday on a felony charge of...
| Mar 30, 2011
The Texas Tribune
Two death row inmates sued the state today, arguing that the decision to use a new lethal injection drug was made too secretly and too hastily.
"Executions, and the manner in which we carry them out, are of unique public interest and...
| Aug 14, 2011
| 10:00 PM
Throughout the month of August, The Texas Tribune is featuring 31 ways Texans' lives will change come Sept. 1, the date most bills passed by the Legislature — including the dramatically reduced budget — take effect. Check out...
| Sep 13, 2011
| 12:01 AM
The biggest political donor to Texas Gov. Rick Perry during his 11-year tenure has not been one of the state's oil barons or cattle ranchers, but a Washington-based organization into which Perry helped funnel millions of dollars.
The Republican Governors...
| Jun 15, 2011
| 1:11 PM
Updated 2:30 p.m.
In a victory for environmental groups, the LCRA board decided to delay the decision on whether to grant a large water contract to the proposed White Stallion coal plant. The board heard testimony all morning, much of it...
| Mar 23, 2007
CONGRESS WANTS TO hear from Karl Rove, and members want him sworn in. Rather than accept a politically expedient deal from the White House — a no-oath interview — Senate and House committees have approved subpoenas for Rove and others....
| Apr 7, 2009
LOS ANGELES -- A 21-year veteran of the Los Angeles Police Department has been arrested in Texas for allegedly forcing himself on a motel employee.
Officer Silvio Filipovich, 43, was booked Friday on suspicion of attempted sexual assault, according to...
| Dec 19, 2006
The sprawling private animal sanctuary nestled in the picturesque hills above San Antonio was supposed to be a place of comfort and refuge for hundreds of chimpanzees, monkeys and other animals that had outlived their usefulness as research subjects,...
| Jun 10, 2009
AUSTIN, Texas -- Cursing and belligerent, the great-grandmother refused to sign her speeding ticket, got out of her truck and dared a deputy to shock her with a Taser.
So he did.
Video released by a Travis County Constable's Office shows 72-year-old...
| Jun 10, 2009
A police dashboard camera shows exactly what happened between a deputy constable and a 72-year-old woman in Austin, Texas right before the officer tased her.
The officer says Kathryn Winkfein -- a great-grandmother -- mouthed off and got physical...