Gov. Rick Perry says the Texas Legislature must pass tax relief, and Texas House Republicans are ready to try.
The deadly explosion in West is the focus of a special hearing at the Texas Legislature. Lawmakers are expected to press investigators and regulators for answers about the blast.
The Texas House has approved and sent to the Senate a bill reducing standardized testing for elementary and middle school students.
A Texas House education panel plans to take up — and could approve — a key proposal to expand the number of charter schools allowed to operate in Texas.
Governor Rick Perry revved up for a presidential bid in 2011 by showing the country who’s boss in Texas: He slashed spending, tightened abortion restrictions and declared illegal immigration a state emergency. He’s not calling the shots anymore.
An $875 million spending bill that includes $500 million extra for public schools heads for a major vote in the Texas Legislature.
Top education leaders in the Texas House began discussing a major proposal late Tuesday to increase the number of charter schools allowed to operate statewide. The plan sailed through the Senate but may face a tougher road in the lower chamber.
The Justice Department laid out its case in a lawsuit against Lance Armstrong on Tuesday, saying the cyclist violated his contract with the U.S. Postal Service and was “unjustly enriched” while cheating to win the Tour de France.
The Texas Senate is reviewing the Railroad Commission on Tuesday, and will consider a name change for the agency that now has very little to do with railroads.
Depending on how you look at it, a Texas man is either one of the luckiest people in the world, or one of the unluckiest. Texan Joe Berti ran the Boston Marathon was on I-35 when the West explosion happened.
Texas Republicans proposed legislation on Thursday that would adopt the current political maps, but Democrats promised to fight the effort.
The latest push to ban texting while driving in Texas could set off another showdown at the Capitol. Texas is one of less than a dozen states where texting while driving remains legal.
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