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Texas Lawmakers Mull Increasing Juvenile Criminal Age To 18

Texas lawmakers are considering changing the state’s definition of who is considered an adult in the criminal justice system, and even some who disagree with parts of the proposals say the policy should be changed.

04/01/2015

Texas Capitol Building (Photo J.Burkett, CBSDFW.COM)

Following 18-Hour Debate, Texas Budget Battle Has Only Begun

The budget plan bursts with big wins for Texas Republicans: more border security dollars, room for tax cuts and new jabs at abortion providers.

04/01/2015

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Texas Health Commissioner Still On Job After Scathing Report

A state contracting scandal that dealt Republican Gov. Greg Abbott the first crisis of his administration escalated Monday with a scathing state report about Texas’ health commissioner, who responded by giving no indication he would resign.

03/30/2015

A teenager looks down at her cell phone to read a text message as she drives. (credit: AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Texas House Passes Bill Outlawing Texting While Driving

For the third time, the Texas House has passed a bill outlawing texting while driving.

03/26/2015

US Senator Ted Cruz(R-TX) and his wife Heidi  (Photo Paul J. Richards/AFP/Getty Images)

Sen. Ted Cruz To Buy Insurance Via Obamacare, A Law He Vows To Scrap

Texas Senator Ted Cruz says he is signing up his family for health care coverage through the Affordable Care Act – a law the Republican presidential candidate has vowed to repeal should he win the White House.

03/24/2015

Golf legend Jack Nicklaus delivers remarks after acepting the Congressional Gold Medal during a ceremony in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda March 24, 2015 in Washington, DC.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Golf Legend Jack Nicklaus Awarded Congressional Gold Medal

Congress has awarded its highest civilian honor to golfing great Jack Nicklaus, who accepted the gold medal with a few tears, humility and humor.

03/24/2015

GOP Rep. Ed Whitfield of Kentucky (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

GOP Lawmaker Targets Obama Climate Plan

House Republicans targeted a key element of President Obama’s strategy for fighting climate change, releasing a bill to delay the Obama administration’s plan to limit carbon pollution.

03/24/2015

Texas Capitol Building (Photo J.Burkett, CBSDFW.COM)

Funding Battle Brewing As Billions Left Unspent In Texas House Budget

Billions of available dollars remain unspent under a House budget that sets up battles over tax cuts and extra money for roads and classrooms in the final two months of the Legislature.

03/24/2015

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Dallas Co DA Susan Hawk Makes Changes, Fires Staffer

For the second time in a few weeks Dallas County District Attorney Susan Hawk has shaken-up her office.

03/23/2015

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Supreme Court Justices Struggle With Free Speech Case Over TX Plates

In a dispute over a proposed Confederate battle flag license plate, the Supreme Court struggled Monday to balance worries about government censorship and concerns that offensive messages could, at worst, incite violence.

03/23/2015

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Groups For, Against Gay Rights Stage Rallies At Texas Capitol

Hundreds are gathering at the Texas Capitol for a rally against same-sex marriage, headlined by Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore.

03/23/2015

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Concerned Texans Gathering In Austin To Protest Toll Roads

People from across Texas are going to be in Austin today calling on elected officials for toll road reform.

03/23/2015

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