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(Photo credit: Shutterstock) Election officials in states across the U.S. are trying to figure out how to fund the nation's next generation of voting equipment. Aging voting machines in many cases have reached the end of their lifespans. A 2002 infusion of nearly $4 billion from...
(Photo credit: Shutterstock) Gov. Greg Abbott has declared six Texas Panhandle counties disaster areas following deadly wildfires. Abbott issued the proclamation Saturday to help clear the way for government assistance in Gray, Hemphill, Lipscomb, Ochiltree (AH-k'l-tree),...
A Houston man has been shot and killed in front of his wife and child by young men who attempted to steal the family's car only to find out it was a manual transmission that they didn't know how to drive. Harris County sheriff's officials said 47-year-old Pedro Aguilar was...
(Image TxDOT) One of Texas' lawmakers wants to strip funding from TxDOT that voters approved by a constitutional amendment two years ago. According to the Statesman, Republican State Rep. John Zerwas of Richmond wants to enact a rainy day escape clause that could take fifty...
Audrey Morton photo/KLBJ AUSTIN, TX – With spring break just around the corner, we know that there will be more cars and trucks on Texas roads. With safety and increased traffic in mind, Senator Sylvia Garcia has filed a roadway safety package of legislation. Ten people die...
(KLBJ FILE PHOTO) Texas Senator John Cornyn is the lone Texas senator supporting the newly introduced American Health Care Act. While the two Texas GOP senators agree Obamacare is in failing, Ted Cruz opposes the new act saying it doesn't go far enough to undo the Affordable...
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has asked a judge to allow the state to join Dallas County officials in a federal lawsuit brought by immigrants alleging their civil rights were violated when they were held in the county jail on immigration holds. The 2015 lawsuit alleges that...
(Photo credit: Associated Press) Federal authorities say a 25-year-old man arrested for possessing a destructive device is responsible for a January fire that destroyed a South Texas mosque, but he hasn't been charged in the blaze. Justice Department spokeswoman Angela Dodge in...
(Photo credit: State of Texas) Prosecutors who have spent nearly two years building a criminal case against Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on securities fraud charges now want his upcoming trial postponed until they're paid. The request Thursday comes amid a protracted battle...