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As of Tuesday, reported the Austin American-Statesman, the campus carry gun bill is dead for yet another year, due to "Senate Democrats who have blocked it from coming to a final vote." Used to be that 18-year-olds complained that their government wouldn't let them legally drink beer but was more than happy to send them off in a military uniform to ... (more)
1 hr ago | Off the Kuff
After days of jockeying and one-upsmanship, the Texas House and Senate each approved measures Wednesday evening critical to passing their next two-year budget.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Thursday afternoon said he was sad to learn that the Boy Scouts of American voted to allow openly gay members.
Top state leaders proclaimed that the 2013 legislative session would focus on the basics of building Texas' future, and infrastructure became the buzzword.
The state of Texas is turning down billions of federal dollars that would have paid for health care coverage for 1.5 million poor Texans.
State lawmakers have given final approval to a bill requiring an audit of Gov. Rick Perry's deal-closing Texas Enterprise Fund.
Police say Ebel killed Department of Corrections Director Tom Clements and father-of-three Nate Leon in Colorado and then drove to Texas where he got in a shootout with police March 21 and was killed.
It will likely be up to Texas voters to decide whether the state should dip into its Rainy Day Fund to pay for water infrastructure.
This newspaper has been open to compromises regarding the number of STAAR exams required for high school students, but legislators are going too far in their decision that high-performing students don't need to take all of the state reading and math exams currently required in grades three through eight.
He was appointed chairman of the Texas Commission of Licensing and Regulation this week, after serving as a board member since 2005.
Texas came a step closer to requiring some applicants for unemployment benefits to first undergo drug testing, when lawmakers gave final approval to a Republican-backed bill mandating such checks on Wednesday.
A bill allowing for so-called "school marshals" to have access to a gun on school ground is headed to Texas Gov.
Harold Simmons, the Dallas billionaire and owner of a West Texas radioactive-waste dump, won yet another tailor-made piece of legislation Tuesday.
In a positively Bloombergian piece of legislation, a bill that would ban the sale of sugary drinks in Texas elementary and middle schools is off to be possibly signed by Governor Rick Perry.
Gov. Rick Perry gets most of the credit or blame, depending on your point of view, for Texas' refusal to expand Medicaid.
Seeking to help the state's youngest students develop nutritious habits, Texas lawmakers on Tuesday approved banning the sale of sugary drinks in public elementary and junior high schools.
The Texas Legislature has honored actor Sherman Hemsley, the man best known for playing the role of George Jefferson on The Jeffersons.