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(Photo credit: Shutterstock) A spending bill in Texas that reroutes clean air dollars to "Alternatives to Abortion" programs and defunds corporate incentives given to companies such as Facebook is moving forward. House lawmakers early Friday voted 131-16 to approve an $218...
(Photo credit: Shutterstock) 24 people - 23 of them fourth-graders - were sent to Southeast Texas hospitals after an accident involving their school bus, a pickup truck and an 18-wheeler. The Wednesday afternoon crash happened on U.S. 69 in Lumberton, about 15 miles north of...
(Photo credit: Austin Police Department) Texas is considering asking drivers to help it clear its huge backlog of untested rape kits, a novel approach that has been well received by cost-conscious Republican lawmakers and one that other states facing the same problem might...
(Photo Shutterstock/Christopher Halloran) The shakeup continues...Energy Secretary and former Texas Governor Rick Perry has been named to the National Security Council. President Trump's Chief Strategist Steve Bannon was dismissed from the Council today.
(Photo credit: Shutterstock) The Texas Senate has voted to approve tough new requirements for university employees and student leaders to report instances of sexual assault or dating violence. The bill's sponsor, Republican Sen. Joan Huffman of Houston, said it' designed to...
(Photo credit: Associated Press) he first months of the new administration have seen a huge drop in the number of people being caught by agents on the U.S.-Mexico border, raising the possibility that a "Trump effect" is keeping migrants away. Fewer than 12,500 people were caught...
FROM THE OFFICE OF THE STATE COMPTROLLER (AUSTIN) — Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar said today that state sales tax revenue totaled $2.24 billion in March, 3 percent more than in March 2016. “Overall net growth in sales tax revenue represents mixed performances by major industry...
(Photo credit: Associated Press) Federal investigators have collected cellphone records, air bag deployment data and video in their investigation of a Texas crash between a pickup truck and church bus that killed 13 people. National Transportation Safety Board Investigator...
(Photo credit: City of Dallas) Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings says a bill designed to save the Dallas Police and Fire Pension amounts to a taxpayer bailout while taking control of the pension away from the city. Rawlings testified against the proposal at the state Legislature's...