Posted: Oct 8, 2013 2:00 PM
Updated: Oct 8, 2013 2:01 PM
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Conservative commentator Lisa Fritsch has launched her campaign for the Republican nomination for Texas governor. She's pledging to promote greater school choice and economic development. Fritsch has never held elected office and is running against Attorney General Greg Abbott and former Texas Workforce Commissioner Tom Pauken.
McALLEN, Texas (AP) A lawyer who traveled to the Texas-Mexico border with immigrants protesting U.S. immigration policies says 25 who remain in custody have completed another step in their requests for asylum. They've had what are known as "credible fear" interviews and are now waiting to hear if their cases will be assigned to a judge.
GILLETT, Texas (AP) Investigators are trying to determine what caused a fiery explosion at a South Texas oil well site. One man with burns was flown to a San Antonio hospital following the pre-dawn explosion near Gillett (juh-LET').
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Texas troopers trying to get drunk drivers off the road say they made about 1,700 DWI arrests during an 18-day push that including the Labor Day weekend. They also issued more than 24,000 speeding tickets and made nearly 1,000 felony arrests.