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.
Rick Perry has been a reliable conservative as Texas’ longest-serving governor, becoming an early adopter of tea party values and leaving the state further to the right than when he took office in 2000.
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.
Open Carry Gun activists wandering the hallways of the Capitol building in Austin have some state lawmakers calling for heightened security.
In front of the state capitol, gun rights advocates with the group Come and Take it Texas, used a machine to make the lower part of a gun and a point.
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.
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.
The constitutionality of a Texas law that could force some women to travel hundreds of miles or cross state lines to get a legal abortion were debated Wednesday before a federal appeals court
One Texas lawmaker’s proposal to make the cowboy hat the official state hat is quickly building support.
New historically accurate carpet for the Texas Senate comes from England as part of a more than $500,000 update to the chamber in Austin.
he University of Texas System owns 2.1 million acres of land, most of it in oil-rich West Texas where royalty payments have soared past $1 billion each year.
Drug testing for welfare recipients and another crack at a statewide texting-while-driving ban are among bills lawmakers are filing ahead of the first legislative session under Gov.-elect Greg Abbott.