Social Issues Could Take Back Seat In New Texas LegislatureThe Texas Legislature opens today with lawmakers expected to tackle such matters as fixing the state's school finance system, cutting property taxes and paying for Hurricane Harvey recovery.
Health Care, Schools Top Finance-Heavy Agenda In StatesBig-dollar decisions about health care and education will top the agenda in many state capitols as lawmakers convene for their 2019 sessions.
Officials Offer Plan To Protect Texas From HurricanesState and federal officials on Friday recommended a plan to protect the Texas coast from hurricanes with a barrier system made up of floodwalls, floodgates and seawall improvements.
Houston Mayor: Recovery From Harvey Not Fast EnoughThousands of people still need help as they continue living either in hotels or in damaged homes, said Mayor Sylvester Turner.
Houston Mayor, Texas Governor Clash Over Harvey CostsGov. Greg Abbott accused the mayor of holding the state "hostage" by pushing a local tax increase unless an emergency Texas piggybank of nearly $10 billion is cracked open.
Trump Heads To Florida To Survey Irma RecoveryPresident Donald Trump will hear directly from people affected by Irma's fury as he makes his third visit in less than three weeks to the storm-wracked South.
Trump Signs $15.3 Billion Harvey Aid PackageThe bill also extends America's borrowing authority and funds the government through December 8.