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Texas House And Senate Weigh Different Tax Cut Options At the beginning of the month, we reported on the tax reduction plan passed by the Texas Senate that focuses on reducing the margin tax and property taxes. Today, the House passed a slightly larger tax cut overall; the...
PHOENIX (AP) -- About 20 minutes before the shooting at a Texas cartoon contest that featured images of the Prophet Muhammad, a final tweet posted on an account linked to one of the gunmen said: "May Allah accept us as mujahideen," or holy warriors. Among the hastags used by the...
Texas moved Monday to ban its own cities from imposing prohibitions on hydraulic fracturing and other potentially environmentally harmful oil and natural gas drilling activities within their boundaries - a major victory for industry groups and top conservatives who have decried...
The Texas House has overwhelmingly voted to prevent "double dipping," or elected officials who retire on paper to begin drawing state pensions while still in their jobs. Officials have to be in office for many years to qualify, but aren't required to divulge when they file for...
The Texas House has overwhelmingly voted to prevent "double dipping," or elected officials who retire on paper to begin drawing state pensions while still in their jobs. Officials have to be in office for many years to qualify, but aren't required to divulge when they file for...
From the past two years, 24 names have now been inducted into the Texas Police Officer Memorial Monument. This morning, Texas General Land Office Commissioner George P. Bush thanked the families who sacrificed their loved ones for our safety and said every day, officers walk the...
(from AP) Texas lawmakers are getting a taste of the religious objections issue that sparked uproar elsewhere - with some supporters arguing that church freedoms must be protected, but others openly decrying gay marriage. Top Republicans in the state Legislature have made a last...
Gov. Greg Abbott on Monday defended his decision to have the Texas State Guard monitor a military training exercise that has riled conspiracy theorists, denying he has lent credence to their suspicions. Instead, Abbott said his office is simply looking to serve as a "...
A contest for cartoons depictions of the Prophet Muhammad in a Dallas suburb is on lockdown after authorities reported a shooting outside the building. An officer dressed in SWAT gear took the stage toward the end of the event at the Curtis Culwell Center in Garland and told...