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(from Texas.gov) This spring, Texas.gov is launching its 2015 advertising campaign encouraging Texans to visit Texas.gov/Driver for all their driving-related government business. The new campaign features 30-second television commercials airing in the Austin area during March...
A Texas lawmaker's proposal to establish a 25-foot "buffer zone" around police engaged in keeping the peace is drawing fire from both legal experts and law enforcement groups, but for different reasons. Dallas-area House representative Jason Villalba introduced HB 2918, which...
Blue Bell issues its first-ever recall of some of its popular ice cream products. Blue Bell Ice Cream in institutional 3-ounce cups is being recalled for possible deadly contamination of listeria bacteria. The Food and Drug Administration says five people in Kansas became sick...
Two former top Justice Department lawyers say there is "no question" Ted Cruz is eligible for the presidency, in a new Harvard Law Review article that seeks to put to rest any doubt about the Texas Republican. "Despite the happenstance of a birth across the border, there is no...
A contentious debate is expected as a Texas House committee hears a bill barring state and local employees from licensing or recognizing same-sex marriages - even if the U.S. Supreme Court authorizes them. The "Preservation of Sovereignty and Marriage Act" by Magnolia Republican...
Law enforcement is being extra-vigilant with a Texas Republican legislator who has received threats over a bill that would limit independent bloggers filming police. Dallas Rep. Jason Villalba's spokeswoman Jordan Hunter said Villalba hasn't been assigned a security detail at...
With 146 people killed in Texas work zone crashes last year -- an increas of more than 20 percent from 2013 -- the Texas Department of Transportation urges drivers to slow down, pay attention and be extra cautious when driving through work zones and construction areas. TxDoT's...
Billions of available dollars remain unspent under a House budget that sets up battles over tax cuts and extra money for roads and classrooms in the final two months of the Legislature. More than $8 billion is left on the table in the two-year spending plan that advanced Tuesday...
A new report by the Department of Family and Protective Services gives a rare, comprehensive glimpse inside child deaths on CPS' watch. "The quality of data is very important - the study is based on our own child and abuse neglect data which is those cases that cps has...