Texas moved Monday to ban its own cities from imposing prohibitions on hydraulic fracturing and other potentially environmentally harmful oil and natural gas drilling activities within their boundaries.
The Texas House has overwhelmingly voted to prevent “double dipping,” or elected officials who retire on paper to begin drawing state pensions while still in their jobs.
Cities and counties statewide could no longer prohibit hydraulic fracturing under a sweeping, oil and gas industry-backed bill that has cleared the Texas Legislature.
Jonathan Stickland is accused of faking support for one of his own bills.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A Texas trooper has sued his bosses after he was reprimanded for taking a picture with rapper Snoop Dogg at South by Southwest.
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.
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.
University of Texas System regents have formally appointed Greg Fenves as the new president for the flagship campus in Austin.