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Desperate to knock off GOP incumbents in this year's Republican primaries, the nation's tea party groups have spent millions only to fall short in election after election. Yet for all the losses, from Matt Bevin in Kentucky to Chris McDaniel in Mississippi, business for the tea...
It may be time to get on board with a plan to build a high speed passenger train from Dallas to Houston. The Federal Railroad Administration just gave a thumbs-up to the proposal. The next step is for the Texas Department of Transportation to work with federal leaders to review...
Before a large crowd at an Austin convention center, gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis and fellow Democrats gave impassioned speeches on Wednesday night, the anniversary of the filibuster that launched Davis into the national spotlight — and to the top of the Democrats’...
The test drive is over. Researchers in a new report claim electric vehicles are helping fight global warming. That success also has road-builders and state lawmakers worried. “Electric cars are putting the brakes on pollution.” That’s the headline from a report released Tuesday...
The mother who was separated from her baby girl for an entire morning admits she never should have left her child alone in the car. Lashanna Hailey stopped for a soda at the Texaco gas station at 1110 North Sam Houston Parkway West Monday around 1 a.m. Hailey said she was...
Plans for a so-called “bullet train” that backers say would carry passengers between Houston and Dallas in 90 minutes are expected to clear an early hurdle. Federal officials on Wednesday are scheduled to announce if Texas and the private company behind the rail project can...
A bipartisan group of mayors from across the country have unanimously approved a resolution calling on cities to use natural solutions to fight the impacts of climate change. Attendees of the U.S. Conference of Mayors voted in Dallas on Monday on the resolution that encourages...
Texas Republican leaders Ted Cruz and Greg Abbott are ramping up criticism of President Barack Obama for more than 52,000 unaccompanied minors who have poured across the southwestern border of the U.S. in recent months. The U.S. senator and Texas attorney general on Monday...
State figures show criminal acts in the Texas prison system are rampant as authorities have filed 3,000 charges against prisoners since 2009 and nearly 600 more against corrections officers in that time. Inmates have been accused of committing a variety of crimes while...