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Alamo Preservation Bill Heads To Abbott

It is now up to Gov. Greg Abbott to determine how San Antonio visitors remember the Alamo — the site of the famous Texas Revolution battle where 180 defenders died.

16 mins ago

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Texas House & Senate Approve Tax Cuts

The Texas House and Senate gave preliminary approval to increasing homestead property tax exemptions, key to a $3.8 billion tax cut package on Gov. Greg Abbott’s wish list.

21 hours ago

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Fracking To Resume In Denton After Local Ban Nullified By State

The city of Denton, whose fracking ban prompted lawmakers to limit such local power, says a driller has revealed plans to resume fracking gas wells in the city.

05/22/2015

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Census Says 5 Texas Cities Among Top 10 In Population Gain

The U.S. Census Bureau says five Texas cities are among the country’s top 10 in population gain, and San Marcos is the fastest-growing in the nation for the third consecutive year.

05/21/2015

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Best Memorial Day Getaways Near DFW

Within just a few hours of Dallas and Fort Worth there are many different Memorial Day experiences to choose from, all of which will be filled with friends, family and fun.

05/16/2015

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Lawmakers Have Busy Night At State Capitol

From same-sex marriage, to schools, to the money that goes into your pocket — it was a busy night on Thursday at the State Capitol in Austin.

05/15/2015

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Deadline Passes For Texas Gay Marriage Bill

A bill widely backed by Texas Republicans to stop gay marriage regardless of how the U.S. Supreme Court rules this summer is dead for now.

05/15/2015

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Lawmakers Pass 2 Different School Grade Plans

The Texas House has voted to issue A through F grades to rate public schools’ academic performance — but its plan features far different criteria than a similar, Senate-approved proposal.

05/15/2015

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Abbott Says Tax Cut Standoff May End Soon

Republican Gov. Greg Abbott says the end to a lengthy standoff over tax cuts between the House and Senate appears within reach.

05/15/2015

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School Finance Overhaul Dies In Texas House

An ambitious Texas House plan overhauling the troubled way that the state pays for its public schools collapsed on Thursday as a key deadline to pass bills looms.

05/14/2015

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Delay Tactics Slow Texas House

Hundreds of closely watched proposals hang in the balance as work in the Texas House has slowed to a crawl — even as the chamber’s last chance to pass its bills looms.

05/14/2015

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State House Votes To Restrict Teen Abortions

The Texas House approved a proposal that would tighten restrictions on a process that enables teens to have abortions when they can’t get parental consent.

05/14/2015

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