Austin Texas

A customer looks over a .45-caliber pistol in suburban Chicago on July 12, 2010. (credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Texas House Overwhelming For Guns-In-Parking-Lots Bill

Texas businesses could soon be forced to allow their employees to bring their guns to work. The bill would allow individuals that have the proper license to keep guns in their locked cars.

05/27/2011

A teacher joins a protest against possible cuts in funding for public schools. (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Education Advocates Rally Outside House Chamber

A loud group of parents, teachers and education advocates rallied outside the House chamber in the Texas Capitol to protest a state budget that will cut $4 billion from education.

05/21/2011

Texas Governor Rick Perry addresses a U.S. Chamber of Commerce summit. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Teacher Layoffs Would Hamper Some Local Economies

Plans for teacher layoffs are stirring panic from Houston to far West Texas.

03/06/2011

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