Texas Inmate Escapes, Kills Resident For Car, Dies In ShootoutOfficials in Texas say an inmate disarmed a detention officer, escaped to a nearby house where he killed a resident and took his vehicle, then led authorities on a car chase that ended in a shootout.
Texas DPS Trooper Saves 8-Month-Old's LifeThe Texas Department of Public Safety says one of its troopers helped save the life of an eight-month-old girl who was having difficulty breathing.
Border Patrol Agent Convicted Of Aiding Drug CartelA jury in South Texas has acquitted a U.S. Border Patrol agent of murder, but convicted him of aiding organized crime in a drug-related case that left a man decapitated.
CDC Issues South Texas Warning For Pregnant Women Over Zika Concerns Pregnant women should consider postponing travel to Brownsville, Texas, because of concerns about mosquitoes there spreading the Zika virus, federal health officials said Wednesday.
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.