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Abbott: Immigration Lawsuit Could Come in Two Weeks

A state lawsuit challenging President Obama’s executive order shielding as many as 5 million undocumented immigrants from deportation could come from Texas in the next two weeks, Gov.-elect Greg Abbott said during a Monday press conferenc

Analysis: Election Season Headed for Overtime

  The Texas Legislature will start the 2015 session with a handful of empty chairs and unfinished elections.

Cross-country kitty

How did a kitten travel all the way from New Mexico to Maine? It's a mystery to her owner and the shelter where she's been staying.

Abbott: Obama's Order Violates Constitution

Minutes after President Obama doubled down on his promise to change the country’s immigration system through executive action, Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott made a vow of his own: Expect a lawsuit from Texas.

Supreme Court declines to peek at "Pole Tax"

The Texas Supreme Court on Friday declined to review whether a $5-per-patron fee at live nude entertainment clubs is an occupation tax in disguise, letting stand a lower appeals court ruling that found alcohol-serving Texas strip clubs must pay

Texas approves new Social Studies texts — with changes

After adopting hundreds of pages in last minute updates and corrections, the Texas State Board of Education approved new social studies textbooks Friday.

Expansion of Katie's Law in NM leads to increase in DNA case matches

The State of New Mexico expanded Katie's Law in 2011, which has led to the arrest of hundreds of suspects in DNA-linked cases across the state, according to Governor Susana Martinez.

Publisher pulls textbook from SBOE consideration

  A major publisher has decided to withdraw a social studies textbook under consideration for approval in Texas amid ongoing controversy over last-minute content changes.

New Mexico Spaceport in jeopardy?

New Mexico's Spaceport America project is struggling for money and survival in the aftermath of the Virgin Galactic rocket crash in California's Mojave Desert last month.

Obama immigration plan could affect thousands in Texas

  *Editor's note: This story has been updated throughout.

Obama Immigration Plan Could Affect Thousands in Texas

President Obama on Thursday made good on his promise and said he will use his executive authority to grant millions of undocumented immigrants a work permit and a reprieve from deportation proceedings.

DuPont Tragedy One of Many Toxic Gas Releases

A Saturday morning tragedy introduced Texans to an invisible killer.

EPA Power Plan Would Save Texas Water

As state regulators fret about how President Obama’s effort to combat climate change would affect the Texas power grid, a new study says the rules would be simpler to adopt than those regulators suggest – and that it would save the

Families say goodbye as Iron Knights deploy for West Africa

It was mixed emotions for Lt. Col. Whitney Gardner, commander of the 2nd Battalion, 501st Aviation Regiment. 

Obama to announce immigration executive action in prime time address Thursday

President Barack Obama will unveil his long-awaited immigration plan Thursday evening, changing rules governing deportations that could affect millions of undocumented immigrants and setting off an explosive battle with Republicans.