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Bedford State Representative Faces Ethics Probe

Jonathan Stickland is accused of faking support for one of his own bills.

05/01/2015

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State House Mulls Chemical Storage Bill

The Texas House is to debate the first major proposal to tighten chemical storage regulations more than two years after the deadly West fertilizer plant explosion.

05/01/2015

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State House Votes To Dissolve Startup Fund

The Texas House has preliminarily passed a plan revamping the state’s economic incentive programs, including dissolving a pet fund of Rick Perry that funneled $200 million in taxpayer dollars to startups.

05/01/2015

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Tuition Increases Capped At 1 Percent Until 2018

The Texas Senate has voted to bar universities statewide from increasing tuition by more than 1 percent over the cost of inflation until the 2018-19 academic year.

04/30/2015

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April Storms Cause Estimated $65M Damage Across Texas

An insurance group says last weekend’s storms across north and central parts of Texas have caused at least $65 million in damage to vehicles.

04/30/2015

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Trooper Reprimanded For Photo With Snoop Dogg Files Lawsuit

A Texas trooper has sued his bosses after he was reprimanded for taking a picture with rapper Snoop Dogg at South by Southwest.

04/29/2015

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Bill Would ID Judges Who Grant Teen Abortions

State lawmakers are considering a bill to reveal the names of judges who permit teens to terminate a pregnancy if they can’t get required consent from their parents.

04/29/2015

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Texas House OKs Changing Who Investigates Public Corruption

Texas lawmakers are closer to gutting the anti-public corruption unit that was at the center of former Governor Rick Perry’s indictment last year.

04/20/2015

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Fenves Formally Named President Of University Of Texas

University of Texas System regents have formally appointed Greg Fenves as the new president for the flagship campus in Austin.

04/20/2015

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State House OKs Bill To Prohibit Fracking Bans

Cities and counties in Texas could no longer prohibit hydraulic fracturing under an oil and gas industry-backed measure overwhelmingly approved by the State House.

04/17/2015

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Texas Jobless Rate Slips To 4.2 Percent

The state’s unemployment rate slipped to 4.2 percent in March for the seventh straight month of declines. The Texas Workforce Commission announced the figure on Friday.

04/17/2015

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Open Carry & Fracking Bills Back After Delay

Two of the Texas Legislature’s most-watched bills are scheduled for debate and likely passage once again, three days after a technicality temporarily derailed them.

04/17/2015

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