For the first time in 14 years, Texas will swear in a new Governor.
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.
A former top deputy of Republican Gov.-elect Greg Abbott is taking over the Texas Department of Insurance.
The longtime director of the Texas Music Office says Gov.-elect Greg Abbott has chosen not to keep him and already has a replacement in mind.
Gov. Rick Perry and U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz are among several powerful Texas Republicans scheduled to attend the swearing-in of new state Attorney General Ken Paxton.
Country stars Lady Antebellum and Pat Green are booked to perform at the inauguration ball for Republican Gov.-elect Greg Abbott.
Texas is one of the few states with ban on the open carry of handguns that could change in 2015, with push for expanded gun rights.
The federal government has denied Texas in the state’s application for up to $120 million in grants that would have helped to pay for pre-kindergarten programs.
Four more states have joined a Texas-led coalition suing the Obama administration over executive action on immigration.
Gov.-elect Greg Abbott says his administration’s top priorities will be bolstering early education, securing the Texas-Mexico border, cutting taxes and pumping $4 billion annually into a traffic-clogged state road network.
Texas is leading a 17-state coalition in suing over the Obama administration’s recently announced executive actions on immigration.
Gov.-elect Greg Abbott appears poised to keep his promise and sue the Obama administration over executive actions on immigration — the 31st time he’s filed suit against the federal government since 2009.