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Bear Escapes Texas Zoo, No One Hurt

A 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.

08/05/2014

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

SpaceX To Build Rocket Launch Site In South Texas

Texas and SpaceX have announced that the company will build the first commercial site for orbital launches on the state’s southernmost tip.

08/04/2014

Parked next to a section of the border fence, a Border Patrol agent watches an area of the U.S.-Mexico border along the Rio Grande River May 26, 2010, near Hidalgo. (credit: Getty Images/Scott Olson)

Sights & Smells Of Immigrant Kid Holding Cells

Children’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.

06/19/2014

The SPCA of Texas is also standing by should the North Texas Emergency Management System should call upon them to help in the rescue of animals in West.

Retired Veterinarian Challenges State Web Rules

A retired Texas veterinarian has filed a federal lawsuit challenging state regulations that bar him from evaluating animals and giving veterinary advice over the internet.

04/09/2013

High School athlete Austin Morris, who suffered a concussion last year while playing for the Irving High School Tigers. (Courtesy Austin Morris)

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.

02/05/2013

Parked next to a section of the border fence, a Border Patrol agent watches an area of the U.S.-Mexico border along the Rio Grande River May 26, 2010, near Hidalgo. (credit: Getty Images/Scott Olson)

Government Settles Texas Border Fence Land Case

The 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.

08/06/2012

A man walks past a T-Mobile logo. (credit: JOHN MACDOUGALL/AFP/Getty Images)

T-Mobile Closing 7 Call Centers, Including 2 In Texas

T-Mobile said Thursday that it is cutting 1,900 jobs nationwide as it consolidates its call centers in an effort to reduce costs and remain competitive.

03/23/2012

A lab technician performs a blood test. (credit: Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

Stem Cell Fraud Probe Centered In Texas

Two Texas men have been charged with conspiring to defraud people suffering from diseases by treating them with unapproved stem cell treatments.

01/16/2012

Cummings Junior High School (credit: KWTX)

Police Shoot & Kill Armed 8th-Grader In Texas School

Police shot and killed an armed 15-year-old student Wednesday at a Texas junior high school.

01/04/2012

A long boa constrictor rests in its enclosure. (credit: YURI CORTEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

Texas Border Agent Finds 6-Foot Boa Constrictor

A Border Patrol agent in Texas captured a 6-foot boa constrictor that officials believe someone had as a pet, but dumped when it got so big.

11/15/2011