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Gov. Rick Perry met for about 20 minutes on Medicaid expansion with three members of the Texas Organizing Project, a three-year-old progressive activist group that has been dogging him on the issue since January. Members disrupted his noon speech Wednesday to a small business...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst says he is taking House leaders at their word, and that delicate pieces of a complicated Texas budget deal will be passed. A big test comes today. That is when the House is expected to finally take up a new state water plan that is...
DALLAS (AP) - A rare $10 bill from 1929 marked with the name of the Texas town of West fetched more than $4,800 at auction to benefit the families of victims of the deadly fertilizer plant explosion there. Dallas-based Heritage Auctions sold the bill at auction for a top bid of...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - More than an hour of delaying tactics from House Democrats has blocked a vote on a hotly debated bill that would have mandated drug testing for some welfare applicants. Lawmakers earlier Tuesday night approved a measure requiring some people seeking...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Gov. Rick Perry is delivering the keynote address at the Governor's Small Business Forum's 2013 Texas Global Business Summit. Wednesday's event in Austin comes as the state Legislature enters its final, frantic days before the end of the session Monday...
EL PASO, Texas (AP) - Fort Bliss officials and soldiers will honor three soldiers killed last week by the blast from a roadside bomb in Afghanistan. The soldiers to be honored Wednesday are William Joseph Gilbert and Mitchell Kirk Daehling, both 24-year-old specialists, and 21-...
WEST, Texas (AP) - Disaster help may be available for losses not covered by insurance in a Central Texas town recovering from a fertilizer plant explosion. The Federal Emergency Management Agency on Monday urged survivors of the April 17 blast in West to check with FEMA after...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A trial begins Tuesday that could determine which country will decide the fate of 13-year-old twin boys at the center of an international custody battle that extends from Eastern Europe to Middle Tennessee. The boys are American citizens who were born in...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The Texas House is considering a proposal that would create special districts operated by turnaround experts to improve struggling schools. The bill by Dallas Democratic Sen. Royce West cleared the Senate May 1. The House will likely vote on it on Tuesday -...