John Carona

John Carona shaking hands after Texas primary election. (credit: CBSDFW.COM)

Texas Tea Party Flexes Political Muscle In State Primary

Analysts say despite persistent attacks against it, the Tea Party here in Texas flexed its political muscle in the state primary Tuesday.

CBS 11–03/05/2014

Close-Up Of Mosquitoes

Mosquito-Fighting Plan Allows Access To Private Property With No Warrant

With West Nile season approaching soon, there’s a controversial bill in the state legislature that would give the government more power to kill mosquitoes

CBS 11–02/08/2013

Police officers stop cars at roadblock (AP Photo)

Sobriety Checkpoints Likely To Cause Legislative Divide, Again

A bill slated to be introduced to the Texas Legislature next year may crack down on drunken drivers, but some believe it will be at the cost of constitutional freedoms.


A man on a repair crew uses a chain saw to clear a tree downed on a power line. (credit: Getty Images/Stan Honda/AFP)

Oncor To Modify Residential Tree Trimming Policy

An agreement between Sen. John Corona (R – Dallas) and Oncor may soon end a longtime battle between Texas homeowners and the electric company over what some perceive as excessive tree trimming.