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(Photo By CrackerClips Stock Media/Shutterstock) UPDATE A State Senate committee passes SB 2 in the wee hours of the morning on a party line vote. The bill would reduce the rollback rate for property tax increases from the current level of 8 percent to 4 percent but a last...
(Photo credit: Shutterstock) The Texas Senate has approved several law enforcement measures, including a $25 million program to provide officers with bullet-resistant vests. It also approved designating July 7 as an annual day of remembrance for law enforcement officers killed...
(Photo credit: Associated Press) In pushing a replacement for the Affordable Care Act that cuts off funds for Planned Parenthood, Republicans are reassuring women that other clinics will step up to provide low-cost breast exams, birth control and cancer screenings. However, one...
Photo courtesy of Fayette County Sheriff's Office Sheriff Keith Korenek reports that on Friday March 10, about 12:46 p.m., the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Canine Unit, Sgt. Randy Thumann, Reserve Deputy Justin Pannell, and K9 partner Lobos stopped a white sedan on...
(Photo courtesy Texas Attorney General) AUSTIN – Attorney General Ken Paxton today released the following statement regarding a federal court panel’s decision in Texas’ redistricting case: “We respectfully disagree with the redistricting panel’s majority decision. As Fifth...
(Photo credit: Shutterstock) Election officials in states across the U.S. are trying to figure out how to fund the nation's next generation of voting equipment. Aging voting machines in many cases have reached the end of their lifespans. A 2002 infusion of nearly $4 billion from...
(Photo credit: Shutterstock) Gov. Greg Abbott has declared six Texas Panhandle counties disaster areas following deadly wildfires. Abbott issued the proclamation Saturday to help clear the way for government assistance in Gray, Hemphill, Lipscomb, Ochiltree (AH-k'l-tree),...
A Houston man has been shot and killed in front of his wife and child by young men who attempted to steal the family's car only to find out it was a manual transmission that they didn't know how to drive. Harris County sheriff's officials said 47-year-old Pedro Aguilar was...
(Image TxDOT) One of Texas' lawmakers wants to strip funding from TxDOT that voters approved by a constitutional amendment two years ago. According to the Statesman, Republican State Rep. John Zerwas of Richmond wants to enact a rainy day escape clause that could take fifty...