Gov. Rick Perry is delivering a farewell address to the Texas Legislature in Austin on Thursday, capping his 14-year term with a final tribute to his own accomplishments.
Governor-elect Greg Abbott raised a lot of eyebrows when he criticized locally-approved ordinances such as Denton’s ban on fracking and Dallas’ ban on plastic bags — calling it the “Californication” of Texas.
Open Carry Gun activists wandering the hallways of the Capitol building in Austin have some state lawmakers calling for heightened security.
Without Gov. Rick Perry at the helm for the first time in 14 years, the Texas Legislature returned Tuesday under new Republican leadership that vows lower taxes and looser gun laws but is also confronting party infighting and plunging oil prices that threaten conservative promises.
Texas lawmakers are feeling upbeat as they convened the 84th legislative session.
The Texas Legislature is rumbling back with Republicans set to tackle tax cuts, gun rights, education and immigration, while watching collapsing oil prices that threaten the economy.
The start of Texas’ 140-day legislative session Tuesday may answer some key questions on several important topics, but it is sure to raise many others.
Plunging oil prices are expected to dampen how much money state lawmakers will have to spend when the Texas Legislature returns to work in Austin this week.
An apparent cookie caper in Austin has led to theft charges against two men stopped with a trailer packed with $18,000 worth of treats.
Gov. Rick Perry and old friend and former 2012 presidential rival Newt Gingrich are set to share a stage in Austin.
Patrick pledged hefty property and business tax cuts, as well pushing to scrap a popular 2001 Texas law offering in-state university tuition to the children of people who came to the U.S. illegally.
Incoming Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick is set to detail promises of tax cuts and other priorities for the legislative session during a media address scheduled for next week in Austin.