Democrats in the Texas Senate were shoved further aside by the Republican majority Friday as Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick announced committee appointments with the minority party in charge of only two panels.
As American tourists rejoice in easier rules for traveling to Cuba, some business owners are hoping to benefit as well.
While Texas has bragging rights to a network that includes the most highway lanes in the nation, everything is not rosy.
Billionaire political donors and other special interest heavyweights are among ‘citizen advisory’ members named by incoming Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick to help Texas lawmakers write bills over the next five months.
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.
Open Carry Gun activists wandering the hallways of the Capitol building in Austin have some state lawmakers calling for heightened security.
The House has passed legislation to overturn President Barack Obama’s immigration actions and remove protections for immigrants brought illegally to the country as children.
A former top deputy of Republican Gov.-elect Greg Abbott is taking over the Texas Department of Insurance.
The start of Texas’ 140-day legislative session Tuesday may answer some key questions on several important topics, but it is sure to raise many others.
The first legislative session under Republican Gov.-elect Greg Abbott will begin with lawmakers having a so-called budget surplus of $7.5 billion.
Patrick pledged hefty property and business tax cuts, as well pushing to scrap a popular 2001 Texas law offering in-state university tuition to the children of people who came to the U.S. illegally.
Rick Perry is a giant in Texas politics. And after serving 14 years as Governor, he’s spending his final days in office.