Texas lawmakers grilled Uber executives over safety concerns during a hearing for a bill that would set statewide regulations for ride-hailing firms.
The Texas Food and Beverage Commission approved bitcoin as an acceptable form of payment for food and alcohol, and Gov.-elect Greg Abbott accepted bitcoin campaign donations.
In just the past few months, Richardson city leaders say one kind of business seems especially interested in setting up shop — e-cigarette retailers. Currently there are eight of the stores in the city.
A few hundred marchers peacefully made their way through downtown Fort Worth on Saturday supporting the Global Marijuana March.
There were no sprinklers. No firewalls. No water deluge systems. Inspections were rare at the fertilizer company in West that exploded and killed at least 14 people. This is not unusual.
Some state GOP leaders vow to keep fighting the feds over what they call “aggressive” regulations in the energy sector that drives the Texas economy.
A payday lending reform bill, dealing with limited state regulation of the industry for the first time, is already sitting on Governor Perry’s desk. Now, a second bill, calling for full disclosure of all of the loan terms, is headed his way.
Some payday lenders say they will leave the state if new regulations are passed. There are several proposed Senate bills that would put limits on interest rates and fees charged by the lenders.