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(Coppell, TX) – AAA Texas projects 3.9 million Texans will journey 50 miles or more from home this Thanksgiving, an increase of 160,000 travelers compared with last year. This represents a 4.3 percent increase over 2015 and the most Thanksgiving travelers since 2007. The...
AUSTIN, Texas – November 16, 2016 – The Texas Veterans Commission and Texas.gov are pleased to announce the launch of the redesigned Texas Veterans Portal , an important website that connects veterans and their families to the benefits and assistance they have earned as a result...
A minimally-constitutional public school funding system is not sitting well with one Austin State Senator. Fixing public education funding is a high priority for Austin State Senator Kirk Watson. Watson says a recent court ruling on Texas public school funding is not enough. “...
Fliers telling white women not to date black men have been found on the campus of a Dallas university. Southern Methodist University said in a statement Tuesday that the fliers were found at a residence hall and were reported to university officials. The fliers were discovered...
AUSTIN — A bill to reduce penalties for simple marijuana possession was introduced in the Texas House of Representatives today. HB 81, which was introduced by Rep. Joe Moody of El Paso, would remove the current criminal penalties for possession of small amounts of marijuana and...
A woman faces a child endangerment charge after tigers, a cougar and other exotic animals were found in the Houston-area home she shared with her 14-year-old daughter. Trisha Meyer was arrested last week in Nevada, where she is jailed pending extradition to Texas on the child...
The president of the Chili's restaurant chain says the manager who took away a veteran's free Veterans Day meal has been "removed" from the job. In a statement issued Monday, Chili's President Kelli Valade also said she personally apologized to Ernest Walker for the manager's...
AUSTIN, TX -- This morning, Senator Charles Schwertner, MD (R-Georgetown) filed SB 176, a bill to establish fair, predictable, and consistent statewide regulation of transportation networking companies like Uber and Lyft. Today marks the first day to file legislation for...
The Houston Chronicle reports Texas Department of Transportation records show that over the past 20 years no Houston-area highway routes designated for transport of hazardous chemicals have been updated and government officials appear befuddled over who has the authority to do...