Texas lawmakers are pondering how to solve the state’s billion-dollar problem of paying for roads and other transportation projects.
Texas lawmakers are expected to consider alternatives to the state’s political districts and hear additional testimony on the highly-partisan issue.
Gov. Rick Perry has added funding for transportation to the special session. Perry said that the state’s growing economy and population made additional spending on roads necessary.
A “telephonic bomb threat” against a Southwest Airlines flight from Los Angeles to Austin, Texas, resulted in the plane being diverted to Phoenix on Monday afternoon, the FBI said.
A proposal to ban plastic bags in the city will be considered by Dallas City Council in the next few months.
Rock stars aren’t the only ones who go on tour. The “Nuns On The Bus” campaign started its bus tour in Houston, making a stop in Dallas on the way to the state Capitol in Austin.
Texas lawmakers are inviting the public to weigh-in on the state’s political districts at hearings in both Dallas and Austin. The hearings are scheduled for Thursday.
Racism and discrimination allegations are troubling the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, where employees bemoaned “a legacy of intolerance” in a report.
The University of Texas at Austin has acquired a letter handwritten by George Washington that school officials say “sheds light” on the first president’s view on Native Americans.
The Texas Lottery has temporarily suspended the popular All or Nothing game after a “design issue” has led to higher than expected payouts to players.
Gov. Rick Perry plans to pay a visit to an emergency preparedness exercise at the Austin airport ahead of hurricane season.
The Texas House plans to begin hearings on adopting new political maps, with Republicans wanting to ratify those drawn by a federal court.
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