Gov. Abbott Stresses School Safety, Teacher Raises And Property Tax Reform As Top Priorities In State Of The State AddressGov. Greg Abbott declared school safety an "emergency" issue of his second term Tuesday following one of the nation's deadliest mass shootings last year near Houston.
Gov. Abbott Touts School Funding Overhaul During Inauguration Speech: 'We Will Pay Our Teachers More, We Will Make Our Schools Safer'Governor Abbott did not say anything about needing a border wall in Texas during his inauguration speech despite some onlookers chanting, "Build a wall."
Ex-Texas Rep. Farenthold Quits Lucrative Port Lobbying JobA former Texas congressman who resigned last year amid sexual harassment allegations has quit his $160,000-a-year lobbyist position for a port authority.
2 Texas Democrats May Run For PresidentFormer San Antonio Mayor and HUD Secretary Julian Castro says he'll be making an announcement January 12.
Dallas Woman Who Worked In White House Remembers George H.W. BushMerrie Spaeth operates Spaeth Communications in Dallas, but back in 1984, she worked in the White House and was the Director of Media Relations for President Ronald Reagan.
Dallas County DA And DA-Elect Pledge Smooth TransitionJohn Creuzot, a Democrat, defeated Faith Johnson, a Republican, who was appointed to the post by Governor Greg Abbott about two years ago.
After Election Loss Texas Judge Randomly Releases Juvenile DefendantsJudge Glenn Devlin released nearly all of the juvenile defendants who appeared before him after asking them whether they intended to kill anyone.
Republicans Retain Statewide Offices, But Analyst Says Concerns Remain For GOPWhile Democrats haven't won a statewide office since 1994, some of the candidates came closer to winning on Tuesday night than some Republicans expected.