Cash Crunch, Bathroom Bill Battle Await Texas LawmakersA cash crunch and a potential policy showdown over a North Carolina-style transgender bathroom bill are raising tensions as Texas lawmakers return to work today.
Despite Attached Strings, City Ready To Accept Fire Grant $$The Fort Worth Fire Department is hoping Homeland Security in Washington D.C. will throw them a financial lifeline by way of grant money -- but that lifeline would come with serious strings attached.
Meals On Wheels Facing Critical Shortage Of FundsAn agency that helps provide meals to the elderly is itself in need of help. Meals on Wheels of Tarrant County is dealing with a critical shortage of funds. Executive Director Carla Jutson said state and federal budget cuts created a $400,000 shortfall.
Parents Begin Preparing For DISD School ClosingsNo amount of campaigning could save the 11 DISD schools set to be shut down due to massive state budget cuts.
Some Say Class Size Increases Result Of State Budget CutsWhile the state legislature hasn’t been in session for months, North Texas is starting to see some of the side effects from massive education budget cuts.
Keller ISD Still Looking For Students To Ride Buses Just days before school starts, some parents in Keller are still concerned about how their children will get there.
Public Invited To Dallas Budget Town Hall MeetingsThe Dallas City Council got its first in-depth look at the proposed city budget on Monday. Now, the public is being encouraged to give their input.
Filibuster Propels Wendy Davis Into SpotlightTexas Democrats never had much hope in this Legislature, where Republicans have a huge majority and an unshakeable drive to slash spending without raising taxes or dipping into the state’s giant savings account.
Budget Cuts Force Frisco ISD To Start Classes EarlierThe projected steep state budget cuts will force Frisco elementary school and middle school students to start classes earlier next fall.
Leaders Prepare For Dallas Budget Public HearingWhat is expected to be another long, public fight over next year's budget in the City of Dallas is about to get underway. Dallas is holding a public hearing on its’ budget shortfall.
State Leaders Discuss Tax Changes, Not HikesTop lawmakers are discussing changes to the troubled Texas business tax, but they promised Wednesday not to use any tax legislation to soak up a huge budget shortfall.
Texas Legislature Convenes Amid Budget ShortfallThe Texas Legislature opened its 2011 session Tuesday with a blast of conservative chest-beating, a fizzled leadership challenge and a gigantic budget shortfall that could change state government.