The Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles, in a rare decision, is unanimously recommending the death sentence of convicted killer Thomas "Bart" Whitaker be commuted to life.
Police in far western Texas say there have been more than a dozen threats to six local schools since Feb. 14.
Republican Gov. Greg Abbott has refused to say if he voted for other statewide officeholders from his own party in the Texas primary.
A same-sex married couple in Texas is suing federal officials and the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops after the women were rejected as foster parents to refugee children.
Tyler Area Builders Association: The Tyler Area Builders Association will host its 38th Annual Home Products Show Friday through Feb. 25 at Harvey Convention Center.