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Incoming Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick said the positive revenue estimate revealed by the state comptroller on Monday reinforces the need to cut taxes for homeowners and businesses. "We have a plan," Patrick said. "We're going to execute the plan." Twenty-four hours before lawmakers...
KATY, Texas – Management at new skin center in Katy Mills Mall promised to tame a racy weekend window display after complaints. The Pro Laser Skin Center is two doors away from the mall's theater. For several weeks, the store employed models to wear bikinis and stand in a window...
The state's chief accountant issues his biennial revenue estimate and tells Texas lawmakers what's available for them to spend as they begin another legislative session. Comptroller Glenn Hager says it's estimated that general revenue-related collections will be $...
Officials with the Texas Association of Business say they support proposed legislation that would send a clear message to Texans collecting unemployment insurance benefits. The bill filed by Republican State Representative Cindy Burkett from Sunnyvale says anyone who fails or...
Texas music business stakeholders are clamoring for Governor-elect Greg Abbott to reverse his decision to oust the longtime Texas Music Office Director Casey Monahan. Musicians and music business executives including former Austin Music commissioner Nancy Coplin are slamming...
A lawyer for a Texas police officer fired for using a stun gun on a 76-year-old man during a traffic stop says there was "nothing unreasonable" about that level of force. Former Victoria police officer Nathanial Robinson plans to appeal his termination with the city. His...
Authorities say a Beaumont man stabbed his older brother to death after the two fought over what television show to watch. Witnesses told Beaumont police that a 35-year-old man began changing the channel early Sunday when his 45-year-old brother attacked him. Both were...
EL PASO, Texas (AP) — El Paso police say an officer shot dead an armed male car passenger who refused the officer's demand that he drop his handgun during a traffic stop. The incident happened about 9:50 p.m. Friday on a side street just off U.S. 54 in the northeastern part of...
The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to settle the issue of same-sex marriage once and for all. Friday, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral arguments for cases from Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi. With similar bans on gay and lesbian marriages being struck down around...