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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...
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 -...
In a continuing push to sign-off on almost anything gun, the Texas Senate approved a bill Tuesday night to allow applicants to qualify for a concealed-handgun license to use either a revolver or a semi-automatic pistol. Under current law, Texans who qualified to carry a revolver...
DALLAS (AP) - A rare $10 bill from 1929 marked with the name of the Texas town of West is set to be auctioned off to benefit the families of victims of the deadly fertilizer plant explosion there. Dallas-based Heritage Auctions will offer up the bill Tuesday. The April 17...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Members of an elite search and rescue team from Texas have been dispatched to Oklahoma to help with recovery following a deadly tornado. Gov. Rick Perry on Monday night announced activation of Texas Task Force 1 (one). The emergency response came after a...