Texas Government News
Local, regional, and statewide news continually updated from thousands of sources on the web.
3 hrs ago | Sunherald.com
Republican Attorney General Greg Abbott and Democratic state Sen. Wendy Davis are already trading barbs over public schools, despite neither yet unveiling an education platform - signaling a potentially more intense education debate ahead than in past gubernatorial elections.
Should states get to ban abortion?
Do You Know the Constitution Better Than Most Politicians?
7 hrs ago | U.S. Department of Defense
Citizen-soldiers with the Texas Army National Guard's 176th Engineer Brigade provided support to state and local officials during Winter Storm Cleon, as named by the National Weather Service, in north Texas Dec. 5-9.
9 hrs ago | Tyler Morning Telegraph
The future of University of Texas at Austin President Bill Powers returned to the spotlight Monday when regents announced they'll consider a "recommendation" about his job that opponents have spent years trying to take away.
13 hrs ago | Dallas Morning News
Houston Mayor Annise Parker said Tuesday that her city is already the oil and gas capital of the world and is fast becoming the global energy capital.
14 hrs ago | The Post-Standard
Bill French, right, dressed as Santa Claus, talks with Reagan Bohac, 8, right, son of state Rep. Dwayne Bohac, R-Houston, second from left, on the Texas House floor following a news conference Monday to raise awareness for the Texas' new Merry Christmas law.
18 hrs ago | ThinkProgress
Tea party Rep. Steve Stockman will challenge sitting Senator John Cornyn in Texas's Republican primary.
Union members at Triumph Aerostructures listen at a meeting last year in which they expressed concerns about a possible plant closing.
Cornyn is the Senate's minority whip and had appeared likely to escape a major primary challenge from the tea party or other conservative factions.
All eyes are on the Travis County Courthouse this morning as the move to remove the county's top prosecutor, Rosemary Lehmberg , enters the definitive final stages.
A Texas group said its Merry Christmas Texas campaign is aimed at ensuring students know they have the right to exchange holiday greetings.
Efforts to ban double dipping by longtime politicians went nowhere in the last legislative session.
AUSTIN >> Gov. Rick Perry is confident that William J. White will protect consumers even though a federal agency last month fined his employer for violating rules meant to protect consumers against predatory lending.
The close of business Monday is the filing deadline for necessary paperwork to compete in Texas primaries March 4, with winners advancing to November's general election.
To celebrate the holidays in his public high school science lab, Stuart Ross Rosenthal decided he would make a "chemist-tree."
In Amarillo, the temperature early Saturday dropped to 3 degrees, equaling a mark from 2005.
The Oklahoma Department of Transportation says many roads in the state remain slick and hazardous following winter storms that dumped snow, ice and sleet on most of the state.
Texas Emerging Technology Fund will provide a $3 million grant to create the Center for Cell and Organ Biotechnology.