A Texan girl's 16th birthday celebrations turned into a nightmare when her very first parachute jump went horribly wrong at 3,500ft.
A Texas restaurant owner is selling his business to pay for the medical costs of a 19-year-old employee suffering from a brain tumour.
Named Thelma and Louise she appears healthy and is able to swim and walk in her tank in Texas.
Mexico has strongly objected to the scheduled execution in Texas on Wednesday of a Mexican convicted of killing a U.S. police officer, arguing that by executing him, the United States would be in "clear violation" of international treaties.
Edgar Tamayo was convicted of shooting dead a Houston police officer in 1994 when he was in the United States illegally. But Tamayo was not informed of his right, enshrined in an international treaty known as the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations, to diplomatic assistance.
In 2004, the United Nations' International Court of Justice ordered the United States to reconsider the convictions of 51 Mexicans, including Tamayo, who had been sent to death row without being informed of their consular rights.
Former US First Lady Barbara Bush has been cleared to leave hospital in Houston, Texas after spending nearly a week being treated for a "respiratory-related issue".
A spokesman for Mrs Bush, the wife of former President George H. W. Bush, said she had responded well to medication and was cleared to go home in the afternoon.
An affluent Texan teenager who killed four people while driving drunk was sentenced to 10 years probation and ordered to get therapy, despite the prosecution seeking a 20 year jail term.
A psychologist for the defence said the teen suffered from "affluenza", a condition where a person feels shielded from problems by money and having led a life of privilege paid for by his parents, local media reported.
The decision by a Texas court has sparked a backlash and complaints of a miscarriage of justice.
The teen driver had three times the legal limit of alcohol in his system at the time of arrest, prosecutors said.
He was driving a pick-up truck when he ran down four people who were helping fix a vehicle at the roadside near Dallas.
A Texas university has built the biggest gingerbread house.
The Texas A&M Traditions Club built the house with thousands of pounds of butter, sugar, eggs, flour and other ingredients.
The outside is decorated with 23,404 pieces of hard candy, including candy canes and lollipops.
The gingerbread house is more than 39,000 square feet, which easily exceeded the previous record of a 36,000 square foot gingerbread house inside the Mall of America in Minnesota.
A school bus full of children has crashed into a home at a Texas military base after its breaks apparently failed.
Three children, including one in the house, suffered minor injuries, while a supply teacher and the bus driver were also minorly hurt in the accident on Friday afternoon in San Antonio.
Former US Army Major Nidal Hasan has also been convicted of all 32 charges of attempted premeditated murder following the 2009 shooting spree at the Fort Hood military base in Texas.
The verdicts mean the ex-military psychiatrist could now face the death penalty.
The jury will begin hearing the penalty phase of the court-martial on Monday and make a recommendation to the judge, who will determine Hasan's sentence.
A unanimous jury has found US Army Major Nidal Hasan guilty of killing 13 people in a shooting spree at a military base in Fort Hood, Texas in 2009.
Four homeless men have been freed from a "dungeon"-like house in Houston, Texas, after being held against their will so their captors could allegedly cash in their benefit cheques.
The men, three of whom were found malnourished and locked in a garage, told police they were lured to the dingy home around 10 years ago with the promise of beer and cigarettes.
Officers are also investigating whether four women also found at the property, all of whom appear mentally disabled, were being held captive too.
One man who does not live at the property has been detained for questioning.