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Texas adds more private sector jobs than any other state in August

Texas added more non-farming private sector jobs than any other state last month, but still is falling short of the six-month average.

Senator: State not moving to make Voter IDs available

More than a week ago, Texas Senate Democrats put Texas Secretary of State Nandita Berry on notice: They wanted

SOTX announces events for Eunice Kennedy Shriver Day

For the fifth-straight year, Special Olympics will celebrate the life, mission and accomplishments of its founder, Eunice Kennedy Shriver, around the world by designating Saturday, September 27 as EKS Day.

Despite huge warchest, Abbott still fundraising

*Correction appended

Willie Tyrone Trottie faces execution

*Correction appended A Texas death row inmate who fatally shot his estranged girlfriend and her brother in 1993 is scheduled to be executed Wednesday night in Huntsville.

Despite huge warchest, Abbott still fundraising

 

Could Cruz's immigration move lead to shutdown fight?

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, said Tuesday Congress should "use all means necessary" to prevent President Barack Obama from granting what Cruz considers amnesty to more immigrants who are in the country illegally.

Death Row Appeal Alleges Execution Drugs Have Expired

Editors note: This story has been updated throughout.

Rice University stays in Top 20 in U.S. News rankings

Despite falling a spot in this year’s U.S. News & World Report college rankings, Rice University remained the only Texas university to crack the top 20.

Texas Tuition Promise Fund open for enrollment of college tuition

Open enrollment in the Texas Tuition Promise Fund®, the state’s prepaid college tuition program, began Sept. 1, and runs through Feb. 28, 2015.

Texas Sheriff's Office attacked

A gunman is is dead after ramming his truck into a Texas sheriff's office, then opening fire. The gunman, Benito Gonzalez, was shot several times by deputies at the San Patricio County Sheriff's Department.

Joe Allbaugh gets piece of pot business

Former FEMA director Joe Allbaugh, who took the reins of Gov.

Cuban immigrants who fled to Central America now crossing border illegally in South Texas

A Catholic Charities shelter in Brownsville said it is helping more and more undocumented immigrants from Cuba. The shelter provides food and clothing to immigrants before sending them on buses to reunite with their families.

Lawyers File Motion To Quash Perry's Indictment

Gov. Rick Perry’s lawyers have filed a second challenge to the governor’s indictment on Monday, asking a judge to dismiss the charges against him on the grounds that the charges are unconstitutional.

"3-Strikes" plan spurs nursing home regulation debate

At a hearing in August to evaluate the state agency responsible for Texas’ elderly residents, State Sen.