The investigation into influence peddling in admissions at the University of Texas System’s flagship campus found applicants approved by outgoing President Bill Powers typically were recommended by state lawmakers, university donors, alumni and at times by regents themselves.
A spokeswoman for Gov. Greg Abbott says he encourages all parents to have their children vaccinated but supports Texas law allowing families to opt out of them.
The Republican-controlled Congress approved a bill Wednesday to construct the Keystone XL oil pipeline, setting up a confrontation with President Barack Obama, who has threatened to veto the measure.
The Lieutenant Governor says state leaders no longer want the Texas National Guard off the border with Mexico next month as originally planned.
In an online video Wednesday, a gun rights activist pushing for legislation allowing Texans to openly carry handguns tells state legislators that ‘treason is punishable by death.’
If passed by the Legislature and approved by voters, Nichols’ plan wouldn’t touch the first $2.5 billion generated annually, but would divert the rest for transportation infrastructure beginning in the 2018-2019 state budgetary cycle.
Freshman state Rep. Molly White, R-Belton, has some very specific instructions for staff in Austin on how to deal with Texas Muslim Capital Day – and she shared them on Facebook.
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.