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(photo YouTube) Texas Central-the developers of the Texas high speed bullet train have appointed former Houston Astros owner Drayton McLane as their new Chairman of the Board. The train would travel at over 200 miles per hour, connecting the state's largest cities together. The...
(photo YouTube) He's staying put. UT System Chancellor Bill McRaven will keep his job in 2018 beyond his contract expiration. There had been some speculation McRaven would be ousted because of high-profile clashes with lawmakers over guns on campus, tuition rates and other...
The FBI has doubled its reward for information in the death of a border patrol agent that could lead to resolving the case. Agent Rogelio Martinez died after he was found Nov. 18 with severe head injuries and broken bones. The reward for information increased from $25,000 to $50...
In the only case of its kind, and in what the group Texas Values calls a major win for them and for Houston taxpayers, the U.S. Supreme Court today rejected the City of Houston’s request to review whether Houston taxpayers may challenge the city’s policy of providing spousal...
The state is out with a warning about typhus. There have been 387 cases this year, which is an increase from last year's count of 364 cases. Reports of typhus in Texas typically go up in May through July and again in December and January. Lara Anton with the Texas Department of...
While the overall economy continues to show modest growth, rural America is lagging behind. Currently there is no question that the rural economy is in a downturn. Ag economist and financial analyst Dr. Dave Kohl says that so far the normal economic cycle has functioned as...
The statewide gas price average in Texas is $2.27 for a gallon of regular unleaded fuel, according to the AAA Texas Weekend Gas Watch. That price is the same as last week and is 34 cents more per gallon compared to this day last year. Of the major metropolitan areas surveyed in...
The Texas Association of Builders (TAB) PAC today endorsed Greg Abbott for four more years as Governor of the great State of Texas. TAB’s Executive Director, Scott Norman, appeared in a video released by Texans for Greg Abbott highlighting the Governor’s commitment to making...
Texas Congressman Joe Barton has drawn a Republican primary challenger a week after a nude photo of him circulated on social media. Jake Ellzey, a retired Naval combat pilot and member of the Texas Veterans Commission, filed paperwork Tuesday. The 68-year-old Barton, from Ennis...