Texas Attorney General Sues Brownsville Over Plastic Bag BanRepublican Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is suing the U.S.-Mexico border city of Brownsville, calling a local $1 fee on plastic bags at store checkouts an illegal sales tax.
Feds: Parents Used Child To Help Smuggle Meth Into U.S.Two parents remain jailed on federal drug charges after authorities allege they tried using their 19-month-old child to help smuggle methamphetamine from Mexico into the U.S.
2 Ex-UPS Workers In Texas Among 3 To Get Prison In Drug CaseA former UPS Inc. worker in Texas, his daughter and another ex-employee are going to prison for using the company to smuggle drugs.
Former Texas Border Patrol Officer Gets Prison In Drug ConspiracyFormer Customs and Border Protection Officer Jose Luis Zavala of Brownsville entered his guilty plea Thursday.
Feds Ask Judge To Lift Hold On Obama's Immigration ActionThe U.S. government asked a federal judge Monday to lift his temporary hold on President Barack Obama's action to shield millions of immigrants from deportation.
SpaceX To Break Ground On South Texas Rocket Launch SiteThe ceremony will mark the start of construction of the $85 million site at Boca Chica Beach, east of Brownsville. The site will be used to launch commercial satellites.
Bear Escapes Texas Zoo, No One HurtA 220-pound black bear named Oscar has been recaptured after climbing out of his South Texas zoo exhibit and slipping into a pool with some seals.
SpaceX To Build Rocket Launch Site In South TexasTexas and SpaceX have announced that the company will build the first commercial site for orbital launches on the state's southernmost tip.
Sights & Smells Of Immigrant Kid Holding CellsChildren's faces pressed against glass. Hundreds of young boys and girls covered with aluminum-foil-like blankets next to chain link fences topped with barbed wire. The pungent odor that comes with keeping people in close quarters.
Retired Veterinarian Challenges State Web RulesA retired Texas veterinarian has filed a federal lawsuit challenging state regulations that bar him from evaluating animals and giving veterinary advice over the internet.
Texas Lawmaker Eyes Football In Concussion Fight A state lawmaker who wants to make concussion screenings as routine as physicals in Texas public school athletics has now taken direct aim at football.
Government Settles Texas Border Fence Land CaseThe U.S. government has paid almost $1 million for part of a South Texas nature preserve taken for the border fence, drawing to a close nearly four years of litigation in one of the project's highest-profile condemnation cases.