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Redistricting doesn't start until next week, but the first lawsuit has already been filed. Attorney Michael Hull of Austin, representing three North Texas voters, sued the state and a bunch of others, alleging that counting undocumented immigrants in political districts has an...
The statewide power emergency that led to rolling blackouts for thousands of Texans last week will come under scrutiny by a number of state and national officials, with several investigations already under way. Two state Senate committees plan to hold hearings as soon as next...
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The City of Austin team tasked with changing downtown parking has voted on the recommendations that city council asked for last month. Those recommendations were based on the public's frustration with the lack of parking availability downtown. Talk to just about anyone who's...
A Texas judge has named a special counsel to investigate whether Toyota Motor Corp. intentionally hid evidence during a lawsuit filed by a woman paralyzed in a car accident. Court documents show District Judge John E. Neil appointed J. Gregory Coontz on Thursday after reviewing...
In our TribLive conversation this morning, state Rep. Rob Eissler , R-The Woodlands, the chair of the House Public Education Committee, said he opposed a bill by state Rep. Debbie Riddle , R-Houston, that would require school districts to check the immigration status of students...
Business owner after business owner warned Wednesday that proposed cuts would shutter their operations serving Texas’ disabled children and frail adults. The grim warnings came as the Senate Finance Committee opened two days of public comment on GOP leaders’ two-year, $158.7...
Prosecutors rested their case Tuesday in the trial of former Carrillo Elementary School Principal Michael Alcoser , who is accused of repeatedly molesting a young boy in his office and at another school. Alcoser, 44, pleaded guilty Friday to one count of aggravated sexual...
Voters made it part of the Texas Constitution in 1876: The Legislature shall establish and maintain the University of Texas as "a university of the first class." The constitution doesn't define "first class," but UT would appear to qualify. It has been a member of the...