Former President George W. Bush has closed a three-day civil rights summit in Texas by saying education is the key for opportunity for poor and minority children.
President Barack Obama has met with Texas state Senator Wendy Davis, the Democratic nominee for governor. The White House says Obama visited briefly with Davis on Thursday at the LBJ Presidential Library.
Barack Obama was 2 years old when President Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act, putting an end to a U.S. where schools, restaurants and water fountains were divided by race.
Former President Jimmy Carter on Tuesday night lamented continuing inequalities between black and white Americans during a 50th anniversary celebration of the Civil Rights Act in Texas.
A civil rights summit headlined by four of the five living U.S. presidents began Tuesday in Texas with talk of immigration reform and speakers comparing toppled gay marriage bans to racial equality victories in the 1960s.
Former President Jimmy Carter will be the keynote speaker on the first day of the Civil Rights Summit at the LBJ Presidential Library in Austin, which opens on Tuesday.
An Iraq War veteran from western New York is among the 16 people wounded during a shooting rampage at Fort Hood in Texas.
Top business associations representing Texas retailers, restaurants and hotels are forming a coalition to press for immigration reform at the State Capitol on Monday.
The fight in Texas over the once-a-decade redrawing of election districts is a boon to lawyers with a court battle still raging four years after the 2010 census.
A federal appeals court has upheld new abortion restrictions that shuttered many of the abortions clinics in Texas.
Deandre Tatum, the teenager who had been in a coma at an Austin hospital since the March 13th South By Southwest incident, has now died. He is now the 4th person that has died as a result of the crash.
Texas lawmakers in Austin are hearing from business leaders on the state of the Texas economy and the impact of credit card data theft on consumers and businesses.