Texas Lawmakers Champion Local Control, But Reign Over CitiesTexas leaders have sued the federal government dozens of times for what they contend are policies that infringe on local control and states' rights. But when cities have attempted to pass laws on issues state lawmakers have moved to quash those efforts.
Stricter Rules Unveiled For Brokers Giving Retirement AdviceThe Obama administration is unveiling rules that will require brokers who recommend investments for retirement savers meet the stricter standard that now applies to investment advisers.
North Texas Ministry Draws Questions About Finances, Treatment of MembersAt first glance, the new, 280-acre development in far eastern Kaufman County looks like just another well-manicured neighborhood, with newly-paved roads and an elaborate community center. But it's not.
DPS Trooper Seizes More Than 44 Pounds Of PotThe Texas Department of Public Safety conducted a traffic stop Monday on US-287, yielding more than 44 pounds of marijuana valued at over $268,000.
Abbott: No Decision Yet On Obama Immigration Suit Republican Gov.-elect Greg Abbott says 'odds favor' that Texas will sue the Obama administration over executive actions on immigration but is stopping short of his earlier vow to file a lawsuit.
President Obama Crafts Legal Rationale For Next Immigration StepsThe White House is crafting a blame-it-on-Congress legal justification to back up President Barack Obama's impending executive actions on immigration.
High Court Ends Okla. Bid To Limit Drug AbortionsThe Supreme Court will not review an Oklahoma court ruling that struck down a state law limiting drug-induced abortions.
Planned Parenthood Wants Supreme Court To Block New Texas Abortion LawsPlanned Parenthood asked the Supreme Court Monday to place Texas' new abortion restrictions on hold.
U.S. Attorney General Takes Texas To Task Over Voting RightsU.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is asking a federal court in San Antonio to require the state to get federal approval or "pre-clearance" before it makes any changes to its voting laws.
Gov. Perry Calls Special Session To End Controversy Over Voting DistrictsGovernor Perry wants lawmakers to approve the voting maps drawn by a federal court in Washington, DC that were already used for Congressional and state legislative districts last year.
Recapping The 83rd Texas Legislative SessionState lawmakers are sending Gov. Rick Perry a slew of new bills to sign, after pushing through several proposals before the end of the regular legislative session.
Texas House Approves 12 Bills To Ease Gun LawsThe Texas House approved a batch of bills Saturday to further soften gun laws that were already among the country's most firearms-friendly.