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Photo: Shutterstock The Texas unemployment rate improved to 4.3 percent in July to mirror the national jobless figure. The Texas Workforce Commission on Friday announced the third straight month of declining statewide unemployment. The June unemployment rate for Texas was 4.6...
Photo: Interest in the biggest coast-to-coast total solar eclipse in the U.S. is growing and expected to peak on Monday, Aug. 21, the day of the event. Fourteen states -- from Oregon to South Carolina -- lie in the “totality zone”, a 70-mile-wide, 3,000-mile-long arc where the...
(Credit: Associated Press) A top Texas Republican wants the accuracy of memorials around the state Capitol reviewed amid calls to remove Confederate monuments. A spokesman for Texas House Speaker Joe Straus said Thursday that the powerful GOP leader will work with a Dallas...
(Credit: Baylor University) Attorneys for a woman who filed a lawsuit against Baylor University accusing it of ignoring her reported rape by a football player say the case is settled. The suit filed by Jasmin Hernandez alleged institutional indifference to her rape by a player...
(Credit: Associated Press) Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott says he revived a "bathroom bill" targeting transgender people even though he was told it would never get a vote in the GOP-controlled state House He also signaled Wednesday that the issue was dead for the foreseeable...
(KLBJ FILE PHOTO) FROM ATTORNEY GENERAL'S OFFICE AUSTIN – Attorney General Ken Paxton joined a bi-partisan coalition of 49 attorneys general urging Congress to affirm that law enforcement agencies retain their traditional authority to fight sex trafficking. In a letter to...
Photo: Governor's office Governor Greg Abbott signed House Bill 214 (HB 214) which limits insurance coverage for abortion procedures. Under this new law Texans will not be forced to pay for elective abortions through their insurance plans. This legislation is an important piece...
(Credit: Shutterstock) A small group of Texas House Republicans have gotten in each other's faces during a brief but intense exchange after the chamber passed a contentious property tax bill. The House voted Monday to require local governments to hold elections if property taxes...
Texas A&M has reportedly canceled the Sept 11th "white Lives matter' rally after pressure from state lawmakers and concerns that people posting on the univsdersity's facebook page said that they would bring weapons to the event. The police say they are not equipped to handle...