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A proposal will be floated in the legislature in January to dedicate a health chunk of the vehicle sales tax to road maintenance and construction. State Senator Robert Duncan, who heads up the Senate Transportation Committee, says it would compliment the gas tax to help meet the...
The problem with toll roads, a young friend recently told me, is that people move a lot these days. Particularly 20-somethings. Being newer to this life thing, they don’t update their address with the proper authorities. Then they drive on a toll road without a toll tag, maybe...
Louisiana Republican Rep. Bill Cassidy criticized President Obama's repeated delays in approving the Keystone XL oil pipeline on Saturday, saying the president and Democrats in Congress are blockading a project that would create jobs just to satisfy their political base. "The...
BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) — President Barack Obama will seek more than $2 billion to respond to the flood of immigrants illegally entering the U.S. through the Rio Grande Valley area of Texas and ask for new powers to deal with returning immigrant children apprehended while...
Franklin Miller, 49, has served time for homicide but now the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force needs your help tracking him down. In 1985, a Bell County court convicted him of homicide. "Franklin Miller was a young individual at the age of 21, when he was charged for the homicide...
About two dozen gay pride advocates have waved flags and signs during the final day of the Texas Democratic Convention in Dallas. Members of the Stonewall Democrats on Saturday stormed the floor during a speech by state Sen. Royce West, whose district is hosting the gathering...
Texas Democrats rallied the troops at their state convention in downtown Dallas on Friday night. Some heavy hitters, including gubernatorial nominee Wendy Davis and lieutenant governor candidate Leticia Van de Putte, took the stage, laying out their visions for the future of...
No one disputes something needs to be done about the growing crisis of undocumented immigrants coming into Texas, but it’s uncertain exactly what the Department of Public Safety’s so-called "surge funds" are buying Texas taxpayers. On June 18, Governor Rick Perry, Lt. Gov. David...
Deputies took a gas station manager in for questioning after he shot a man who was allegedly causing trouble inside a northwest Harris County business overnight. According to the Harris County Sheriff’s Office, witnesses said an intoxicated man came into the Shell station on...