North Texas Lawmakers, School Board President Encouraged By New Report On Public School FinancesThe Texas Commission on Public School Finance, consisting of mostly state legislators and educators, had spent nearly one year compiling the report.
Highlights From First, Only Texas Governor's DebateGov. Greg Abbott is heavily favored to win a second term against Lupe Valdez, the former Dallas County Sheriff who is the daughter of migrant farmworkers and would become Texas' first Hispanic, openly gay governor if elected.
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.
Texas So Far Not Raiding $10B 'Rainy Day' Fund After HarveyRepublican Gov. Greg Abbott has said the costs of Harvey could exceed more than $150 billion.
Texas Officials Approve $3.9B For Water ProjectsThe Texas Water Development Board agreed on the funding Thursday. The money is meant for 32 projects spread over 10 years, with $1 billion being disbursed this year.
Texas Officials To Vote On $1B For Water ProjectsState officials will vote later this week on approving $1 billion in loans and financial help to fund future water projects across Texas.
Texas Officials Begin Evaluating 48 Water Plan ApplicationsTexas water officials will start to evaluate applications seeking $5.5 billion for projects as part of the state's water plan.
Transportation Official: Gridlock, Growth Overwhelming Texas HighwaysWhile Texas has bragging rights to a network that includes the most highway lanes in the nation, everything is not rosy.
More Than $1.7B Meant For Texas Highway ProjectsMore than $1.7 billion will be available for Texas highway projects because of a constitutional amendment that allows more money for roads, lawmakers said this week.
Texas Officials Approve Water Funding RulesTexas officials have approved final rules for implementing the state's $2 billion plan for water projects.
State Officials To Vote On Water Funding RulesTexas officials are poised to consider final rules for implementing the state's water funding plan on Thursday. Texans needs an additional 2.7 trillion gallons of water by 2060.
Voters OK Billions From Rainy Day Fund For RoadsVoters have approved referendum taking billions of dollars from Texas' Rainy Day Fund for roads
Texas Voters OK Spending $2B On Future Water ProjectsTuesday's ballot measure was widely expected to pass. It had the backing of environmental groups and most of the state's top elected officials, including Republican Gov. Rick Perry.
Final Day For Early Voting Across TexasVoters have a final day to cast ballots early for Tuesday's election on nine proposed amendments to the Texas Constitution.
Gov. Perry Says Prop. 6 Will Bring More Water To TexasGovernor Rick Perry brought his campaign for a statewide water plan to North Texas.