Austin

(Photo Jeff Haynes/AFP/Getty Images)

Convicted Felon Who Fled Austin Hospital Still At Large

A corrections officer assigned to watch the inmate at the hospital stepped out of the room briefly, and the inmate took off.

06/28/2015

(credit: Getty Images/Justin Sullivan)

Texas AG: Counties Should Wait If Gay Marriage Legalized

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is urging county clerks to not immediately start issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples if the U.S. Supreme Court rules that gay marriage is legal.

06/25/2015

Tea Party Groups Hold Rally At Texas State Capitol

Texas Tea Party Conservatives Divided On A Myriad Of Issues

The right-leaning Texas Legislature is struggling to deliver on promises, saying they’re being torn in multiple directions while trying to represent a Tea Party-fueled base. From libertarians to “rock-ribbed Republicans,” there is a fracture over countless agendas.

06/21/2015

(Getty | CBS Houston)

Gov. Abbott Cuts $300M, Vetoes Bills On Spousal Loopholes, Prostitution

Gov. Greg Abbott vetoed a myriad of bills Saturday; 42 in all. Among them, softer penalties for prostitution, and a bill that would give state employees more flexibility to work from home. It’s the most bills vetoed since former Gov. Rick Perry rejected 56 bills in 2007.

06/20/2015

(Photo by Erich Schlegel/Getty Images)

Alcohol Sales Now Allowed At Longhorns Football Games

The University of Texas will start selling beer and wine to fans at home football games beginning this fall.

06/17/2015

(Photo by Erich Schlegel/Getty Images)

Abbott Asking Texans To Stay Weather-Aware

As Tropical Depression Bill and its remnants blow through Texas, Gov. Greg Abbott is sending an urgent message to residents.

06/17/2015

Businesses in Austin prepare for Tropical Storm Bill.
Jack FInk - CBS11

Austin Businesses Recovering From Flood Damage Fear Bill

Businesses along Lamar Blvd. in downtown Austin are keeping a close watch on Shoal Creek.

06/16/2015

keyframe165

Several Texas Cities Rated Best For Millennials

Several Texas cities have made a new list highlighting the nation’s best places to live if you’re under 35 — and one North Texas city is at the top. Those who compiled this list reportedly took into account employment rates, crime, weather, and cost of living.

06/14/2015

k2_3

Fake Marijuana Sickens Over 200 In Austin

On Saturday night alone, authorities in Austin reportedly handled 14 suffering from the side effects of K2. Although the synthetic drug is still legal under Texas state law until September 1st, Austin police are working to tamp down street-level dealers.

06/14/2015

(Photo Credit: Geoff Petrulis, CBSDFW.COM)

Abbott Signs ‘Pastor Protection’ Bill Into Law

Gov. Greg Abbott has signed a ‘pastor protection’ bill into law, which allows clergy members to refuse officiating same-sex marriages that violate their religious beliefs.

06/11/2015

SAN FRANCISCO - FEBRUARY 22:  The Whole Foods logo adorns a cardboard box at a Whole Foods Market February 22, 2007 in San Francisco, California. Whole Foods Market Inc. announced that it plans to purchase Wild Oats Market Inc. for an estimated $565 million in hopes of competing with larger food chains that have started to introduce organic and prepared foods to their inventories.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

New Whole Foods Chain To Use ‘365’ Name

Whole Foods will name its new chain of smaller stores with lower prices after its ‘365 Everyday Value’ brand. The new chain is slated to begin opening next year.

06/11/2015

(credit: Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images)

Abortion Providers Want Law To Stay On Hold

Abortion providers want strict new Texas regulations to remain on hold until the U.S. Supreme Court can review their latest challenge. The request was filed on Wednesday.

06/10/2015

more