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Prosecutors lift veil on Perry's alleged crimes

 

Democrats push to repeal abortion waiting period

  *Editor's note: This story has been updated with comment from Joe Pojman, executive director of Texas Alliance for Life.

Walmart sues Texas for right to sell liquor

Walmart is suing the Texas Alcoholic Vervarge Commission in hopes of some day selling liquor in its stores across Texas.

With new evidence, lawyers challenge death sentence

 

Hegar Suggests Shift in Rainy Day Fund Strategy

With state leaders sitting on a savings account that could soon surpass $10 billion, Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar is urging lawmakers to consider allowing his office to invest a por

Hegar Suggests Shift in Rainy Day Fund Strategy

With state leaders sitting on a savings account that could soon surpass $10 billion, Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar is urging lawmakers to consider allowing his office to invest a portion of the Rainy Day Fund more aggressively — but also

Analysis: Shooting the messenger, ignoring the message

    There are two responses to a pain in the neck: Complain about it, or investigate the discomfort.

More than $220 million in improvements planned for Texas rail

More than $220 million will be spent this year improving rail service for freight trains in Texas. The improvements are all apart of Burlington Northern Sante Fe's capital improvement program.

Dallas High-speed chase ends with shocking melee

A high-speed police chase came to a dramatic end Wednesday in Dallas when the driver rear-ended a minivan and was then dragged into the street and beaten by a woman and man inside.

Otto Touts Plan to Consolidate School Districts

The House’s chief budget writer on Thursday praised a proposal to consolidate the state’s 1,026 regular school districts into a few dozen super-districts — a tax move aimed at equalizing per-student funding statewide. 

Virtual Doctors Making Medical Board Really Nervous

The Texas Medical Board will meet Thursday to consider a 21st-century question: How should the state regulate doctor-patient relationships when they exist only in cyberspace and, in some cases, across state lines?

$564.1 million Powerball jackpot winning ticket sold in Texas

A winning ticket for Wednesday night’s $564.1 million Powerball® jackpot was sold in Texas at the Appletree Food Mart located at 893 E. Princeton in Princeton.

Texas Gun Bills to Get Their First Capitol Hearing

Between two armed rallies, countless emails and phone calls, and at least one social media thrashing of the lieutenant governor, gun rights activists have made their presence felt in the Capitol since the opening day of the Legislature.

Texas woman high on drugs calls 911 for a ride, police say

A Lufkin woman was booked into jail Wednesday morning for allegedly calling 911 for a ride while high on an unknown intoxicant.

Over 55,000 tickets sold for USA-Mexico in San Antonio

The U.S. Men's National Team will be playing in front of a record crowd for soccer in San Antonio on April 15 for USA-Mexico, Presented by AT&T.