Unless a federal judge intervenes, the South Texas city of Edinburg could be the first to enforce a new voter ID law next week, and lawyers will likely use the special election to gather evidence to strengthen lawsuits to block it in the future.
Friday was the first day package liquor stores could open in Plano after last month’s municipal election making them legal in the city.
Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus is leading the American League voting at his position for the MLB All-Star Game in the first update of fan balloting released Monday.
Texas Republicans have spent two years and at least $1 million fighting to restore voting maps drawn by the GOP-dominated Legislature that were declared illegal in court.
History could be made Thursday at the Boy Scouts of America annual national convention held at the Gaylord Texan Hotel in Grapevine. The organization is set to vote on whether to allow openly gay scouts in their ranks. Right now gays are not allowed to either be scouts or adult leaders. A compromise proposal to allow gay scouts but not adult leaders is not sitting well with activists on either side of the issue.
A plan to spend $2 billion on a state water fund that met with conservative opposition has failed because it broke a parliamentary rule about when such a bill could be considered.
The Texas House has scheduled a vote this week on a bill allowing concealed handgun license holders to carry their guns into college classrooms.
Baseball’s best players will parade past Grand Central Terminal and a convention center will be transformed into a baseball-theme park as part of the festivities for the first All-Star game at the Mets’ stadium.
Republicans in Congress who took the politically risky step of voting to raise taxes now find themselves trying to fend off potential primary challenges next year from angry conservatives.
Texas electors will gather at the State Capitol to cast the state’s 38 electoral votes for president and vice president.
The U.S. Supreme Court has cleared the way for a union-representation vote among passenger-service agents at American Airlines.