The state’s top education official says he will direct Texas to rate schools and school districts based on letter grades A through F starting next year.
The Texas Legislature may not be spending quite like a drunken sailor, but lawmakers have certainly got the checkbook out as they work on the next state budget.
The GOP-controlled Texas Senate has passed a bill to remove employer information from Texas’ online sex offender registry.
AUSTIN (AP) – The math class of exponents and imaginary numbers – and a potential predictor of a student’s success in college and in life – has become a key point of contention as the […]
House bill 1706 in the Texas Legislature would legally prohibiting anyone from interfering with a nursing mother in public, a protection breast-feeding advocate Michelle Hickman feels new mothers need.
Hundreds of people are in Austin to lobby Texas lawmakers to support equality for lesbians, gays and the transgendered, including the right to marry.
More than 370 members of the clergy asked the Texas Legislature to boost funding for women’s health programs. Leaders of Methodist, Buddhist, Presbyterian, Jewish, Baptist and Unitarian congregations lobbied lawmakers for more spending.
Texas Insurance Commissioner Eleanor Kitzman could have trouble winning Senate confirmation to keep her job, as Democrats with enough votes to defeat her nomination question her credentials.
A Democratic lawmaker has introduced a bill to legalize same-sex marriage in Texas, 10 years after the Legislature proposed a constitutional amendment banning it.
How the state will pay for public schools will take center stage this week in the political theater known as the Texas Legislature. And it will likely remain there throughout the session.
The mass shooting at a Connecticut school has sparked a federal effort to crack down on firearms. But in Texas — where packing heat is as much a part of a frontier image as the Alamo — lawmakers are sticking to their guns.
The Texas agency responsible for fighting wildfires has asked the state Legislature for an additional $27.2 million to add some 90 firefighters and buy equipment as it faces the threat of more devastating fires in the future.