A combination of poverty and loyalty keep families in these hidden slums along the US-Mexico border, often for generations.
A new investigation from the Center for Public Integrity found that most state governments are opaque cesspools of influence peddling, loopholes, and secrecy.
Bigots won big in Houston last night.
After learning that Houston was one of the only cities in the country without an Equal Rights Ordinance, Mayor Annise Parker fought to get one on the books. Now she's fighting even harder to keep it there.
The shootout left nine people dead, 18 injured, and more than 170 behind bars.
He explained that he was in need of more "aggressive" mental health treatment.
Nearly 15 years ago at a diner in Texas, linguistics professor Hans Boas recognized a dialect of German he'd never heard before. It was Texas German. In a few decades, it will be extinct.
Texan Scott Lattin reported that "Black Lives Matter" was spray-painted across the side of his truck in retaliation for "Police Lives Matter" being displayed in his rear window. Cops say the story doesn't add up.
He repeatedly tried to explain to teachers and the police that the device was just a clock but wound up in handcuffs anyway.
It's time for America to consider legislation that would give grieving patients options after miscarriages.
A 24-year-old pleaded guilty of charges relating to videos where she wore a mask and horrifically abused dogs and cats.
After fleeing to Indonesia, former Austin Police Officer VonTrey Clark is facing murder charges and the possibility of the death penalty in a state that loves executions.
Some law enforcement groups and right-wing commentators are blaming the Black Lives Matter movement for inspiring the execution-like killing of Deputy Darren H. Goforth.
In 1900, a huge hurricane tore through Galveston, Texas. It would come to be known as "The Great Storm."
If investigators are right, police officer VonTrey Clark paid to have a woman killed because she was pregnant with his child.
Prisoners who help other inmates with legal filings can actually have a major impact.
The weird order may have been illegal, but the couple took the deal anyway.
If the presidential race doesn't work out for him he could always launch a career as a YouTube star.
The imagined journey of Steven Ray Epperson, an inmate in Austin, Texas, who spent his days walking to cope with the boredom of incarceration.
Reformers argue that treating 17-year-olds differently from younger teens leads to higher sexual abuse and suicide rates, as well as costing the state money.
Also this week: A woman was arrested for leaving her children unattended while attending a job interview 30 feet away in the same room.
Wince-inducing dashcam footage of the 28-year-old activist's arrest was released Tuesday in an apparent act of transparency, but it won't end the controversy around her death.
The 28-year-old Black Lives Matter activist was reportedly about to start a new job when she got pulled over Friday near Houston.
Sulma Franco, a lesbian activist from Guatemala, has moved into a Texas church to hide from immigration agents, part of a growing sanctuary movement in the US.