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The Capitol was jammed Tuesday with legislators, their families and hundreds of other people who wanted to witness the first day of the 84th legislative session with all its ceremony and first orders of business. Soon after House members were sworn into office, they got down to...
As Texas lawmakers convened for the first day of the 2015 legislative session Tuesday, about a dozen activists carrying a variety of firearms gathered in front of the state Capitol to protest gun laws. Members of Come and Take It Texas — a group that organizes armed rallies to...
WASHINGTON -- A Texas congressman is apologizing after drawing criticism for comparing President Barack Obama to Adolf Hitler in a tweet related to the terror attack in Paris. Republican Rep. Randy Weber's Twitter account on Monday night said even Hitler "thought it more...
(from the Insurance Council of Texas) Despite a nationwide trend showing traffic fatalities falling, Texas automobile crashes resulting in injuries and fatalities have actually risen for the past three years. Both and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and the...
Since San Antonio became a hands-free city, viewers have flooded KSAT 12’s social media sites with pictures of law enforcement officers on their cellphones. “New law, huh?” said one Facebook user. The caption appeared below a picture of a Bexar County sheriff’s deputy using his...
Incoming Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick said the positive revenue estimate revealed by the state comptroller on Monday reinforces the need to cut taxes for homeowners and businesses. "We have a plan," Patrick said. "We're going to execute the plan." Twenty-four hours before lawmakers...
KATY, Texas – Management at new skin center in Katy Mills Mall promised to tame a racy weekend window display after complaints. The Pro Laser Skin Center is two doors away from the mall's theater. For several weeks, the store employed models to wear bikinis and stand in a window...
The state's chief accountant issues his biennial revenue estimate and tells Texas lawmakers what's available for them to spend as they begin another legislative session. Comptroller Glenn Hager says it's estimated that general revenue-related collections will be $...
Officials with the Texas Association of Business say they support proposed legislation that would send a clear message to Texans collecting unemployment insurance benefits. The bill filed by Republican State Representative Cindy Burkett from Sunnyvale says anyone who fails or...