The right-leaning Texas Legislature is struggling to deliver on promises, saying they’re being torn in multiple directions while trying to represent a Tea Party-fueled base. From libertarians to “rock-ribbed Republicans,” there is a fracture over countless agendas.
Gov. Greg Abbott vetoed a myriad of bills Saturday; 42 in all. Among them, softer penalties for prostitution, and a bill that would give state employees more flexibility to work from home. It’s the most bills vetoed since former Gov. Rick Perry rejected 56 bills in 2007.
The University of Texas will start selling beer and wine to fans at home football games beginning this fall.
As Tropical Depression Bill and its remnants blow through Texas, Gov. Greg Abbott is sending an urgent message to residents.
Businesses along Lamar Blvd. in downtown Austin are keeping a close watch on Shoal Creek.
Several Texas cities have made a new list highlighting the nation’s best places to live if you’re under 35 — and one North Texas city is at the top. Those who compiled this list reportedly took into account employment rates, crime, weather, and cost of living.
On Saturday night alone, authorities in Austin reportedly handled 14 suffering from the side effects of K2. Although the synthetic drug is still legal under Texas state law until September 1st, Austin police are working to tamp down street-level dealers.
Gov. Greg Abbott has signed a ‘pastor protection’ bill into law, which allows clergy members to refuse officiating same-sex marriages that violate their religious beliefs.
Whole Foods will name its new chain of smaller stores with lower prices after its ‘365 Everyday Value’ brand. The new chain is slated to begin opening next year.
Abortion providers want strict new Texas regulations to remain on hold until the U.S. Supreme Court can review their latest challenge. The request was filed on Wednesday.
Gov. Greg Abbott has signed into law an $800 million border security package that will mean more state troopers, cameras and a spy plane to patrol the Texas border with Mexico.
Some residents in Texas are musing over what to do with streets named ‘Bruce Jenner’ after the Olympic champion revealed last week that her new name is Caitlyn Jenner.