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The 82nd Texas Legislature convened in Austin this week, and while it’s not as much fun as the circus — usually — it’s more important and does have its share of comedy and drama. We take you to the Texas House on day one of the 82nd Legislative session. Come with us as we go...
The homeless population across the country increased by about 20,000 people, or 3 percent, at the height of the recession between 2008 and 2009, according to the National Alliance to End Homelessness. A new report from the alliance shows the increases were across the board —...
Texas' three Republican leaders reiterated their mantra of no new taxes Wednesday, but they acknowledged that the state's lagging business tax might need to be revised. Gov. Rick Perry , Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst and House Speaker Joe Straus held a breakfast discussion and shared...
Jan 12, 2011. Gov. Perry gets quizzed on his stance on sanctuary cities a day after declaring the matter an "emergency item" for lawmakers to deal with. http://www.texastribune.org/
The federal health care reform’s biggest benefit for young adults — a requirement that insurance providers cover dependents until they reach age 26 — won’t apply to thousands of 25-year-old Texans for one simple reason: Their parents or guardians work for the state. The federal...
On Thursday, for our first TribLive conversation of 2011, I interviewed three incoming members of the Texas House: Larry Gonzales , R-Round Rock; Jason Isaac , R-Dripping Springs; and Paul Workman , R-Austin. We talked about, among other things, the House leadership battle, the...
The CTRMA started construction on the 183A tollway in March and expect to be done in March 2012. It’s one of many road projects going on in the area this year. Traffic is an increasing concern for the Cedar Park City Council, so it’s no surprise that most of the construction...
On Tuesday, Mike Herman reflected on a Dec. 25 night fire that destroyed most of the popular restaurant Cindy’s Gone Hog Wild. “It was a heck of a Christmas present to get on a Christmas night,” Herman said. The restaurant/bar, especially popular with motorcyclists, is located...
The Obama administration views carbon dioxide as a pollutant that warms the earth, and it imposed new regulations at the beginning of the year to begin to control CO2 emissions. But to Texas oilmen, carbon dioxide is a useful — and scarce — commodity that is vital to extracting...