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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The pending state budget plan bursts with big wins for Texas Republicans: more border security dollars, room for tax cuts and new snubs at abortion providers. But a $210 billion spending bill that the House approved Wednesday after a grueling all-nighter...
Impaired driving continues to be a significant problem in Texas and responding to this challenge requires an effective plan to communicate with all Texans. In 2014, young Hispanic males comprised 49 percent of all statewide male drivers, ages 17-34, involved in impaired driving...
Texas lawmakers are considering a bill that would forbid doctors from listing patients' gun ownership status in medical records. Doctors worry the proposal would be an unnecessary intrusion into their patient relationship and could stifle health discussions. Robert Shulter,...
Texas would cut $3 million in state funds for programs to prevent HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases and put that money toward abstinence education under a Republican-sponsored measure advanced by the state House. The GOP-controlled House approved the measure 97-47 on...
A Texas Senate panel has approved a bill to decriminalize truancy, advancing it after hearing an endorsement from the state's Supreme Court chief justice. Chief Justice Nathan Hecht said he supports the idea since Texas has "a real problem with keeping kids in school." The...
A Texas university that booked Matthew McConaughey as its May commencement speaker has broken the silence on the Texas-born actor's speaking fee. The University of Houston said in a statement Tuesday that it was paying McConaughey speaking fees totaling $135,000 plus travel...
Texas would cut $3 million in state funds for programs to prevent HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases and put that money toward abstinence education under a Republican-sponsored measure advanced by the state House. The GOP-controlled House approved the measure 97-47 on...
A report says an internal inspection of a U.S. Postal Service facility at the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport has found almost 3,000 pieces of undelivered mail. KXAS-TV reports the U.S. Postal Service's Office of Inspector General last month issued the report, which said...
A state district judge is to hear pre-trial motions, including one for the prosecutor's recusal, in the case of the man whose murder conviction inspired the dark comedy "Bernie." Besides procedural matters for a retrial of Bernie Tiede, the Tuesday hearing in Carthage will...