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Details yet to emerge in Patrick's tax proposal

Since beginning his campaign for lieutenant governor, state Sen. Dan Patrick, R-Houston, has made clear that he wants to lower property taxes.

Lawmakers might address graduation hurdles

In December, roughly 47,000 high school seniors who still need to pass at least one standardized exam will have a final opportunity to clear a hurdle to their diplomas.

A day in the life of Sam Houston

It is 11:03 a.m. and the press conference is about to begin. Sam Houston, the famously named but mostly unknown Democrat running for Texas attorney general, shoots a nervous glance toward the door, then looks down at his phone.

Several New Mexico transportation workers fired after rowdy party

It started as an annual convention and turned into an out of control party - a gathering of state Department of Transportation workers in Roswell got rowdy, and now a few of them are former state Department of Transportation workers because of

Report: Utility Regulators See Rise in Complaints

After four years of growing satisfaction, Texans are starting to complain more about their electrical providers, according to a consumer advocacy group's analysis released Tuesday. 

Villegas rally, hearing set for tomorrow

"It's very nerve-wracking, it makes me want to throw up when I think about it," says Daniel Villegas.

Judges: Texas Should Use Voter ID in Current Election

Texas should require photo voter identification in this year’s general election, the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday, overturning an earlier ruling by a federal district judge in Texas.

U.S. Supreme Court puts abortion law provision on hold

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

Texas football coach's Facebook rant draws fire

A history teacher who is also the head coach of the freshman football team at Goose Creek Memorial High School in Baytown, Texas is on paid leave because of a Facebook rant administrators say he posted.

TX nurse who contracted Ebola releases statement

The Dallas nurse who contracted Ebola has spoken out saying she is doing well.

When firms missed job goals, Perry relaxed rules

Since 2003, Gov. Rick Perry’s Texas Enterprise Fund has given out more than $500 million to private firms in exchange for a promise to create jobs in Texas.

Analysis: The margins of history in top state races

The closest race for Texas governor in the last 20 years was George W.

When firms missed job goals, Perry relaxed rules


TX - Wright Amendment Lifted

DALLAS (KDAF) -- DALLAS --  Looks like it's the "Wright time" for flights leaving from Love Field Airport in Dallas.

Judge: Perry Must Attend Oct. 31 Court Hearing

Gov. Rick Perry will have to make a Halloween appearance in an Austin courtroom, a judge ruled Monday.