Clemency sought for schizophrenic man set for execution

Texas Execution Drug Cost

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Texas is on track for an 18-year low in executions, likely because the option of life without parole was added in 2005.

Texas OKs most new history textbooks amid outcry

Texas' school board approved new history textbooks Friday for use across the nation's second-largest state, but only after defeating six and seeing a top publisher withdraw a seventh — capping months of outcry over lessons some academics say exaggerate the influence of Moses in American democracy and negatively portray Muslims.

Top Texas priorities: border security and immigration

Texas Republicans say the president shouldn’t take the issue of immigration into his own hands.

More signs of Florida shooter's troubled life

A man who shot three people at a Florida State University library complained to police and property managers in New Mexico that cameras were watching him in his apartment and that he heard voices talking about and laughing at him, according to police reports released Friday.

Holiday gas prices won’t gobble up your money

AAA predicts the most road travel on Thanksgiving since 2007, thanks to lower gas prices.

Snow business: DFW can’t touch Buffalo’s big numbers

It took Dallas-Fort Worth 40 years to do what Buffalo has done this week.

Texas prepared to fight Obama’s immigration order

Would a presidential order allowing up to 5 million illegal immigrants to stay be on firm legal ground? Some experts say yes, but many Republicans say no.