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Texas Black Caucus: Ferguson Ruling Sounds Alarm About Injustice
The Texas Legislative Black Caucus said Tuesday that a grand jury’s decision not to indict a white police officer who shot an unarmed black teenager to death in Ferguson, Mo., “is the latest incident to sound the alarm about injustice in our criminal justice system.”
Abbott: No Decision Yet On Obama Immigration Lawsuit
Texas Gov.-elect Greg Abbott said Monday “odds favor” a lawsuit by the state against the Obama administration over the president’s actions on immigration.
Texas Attorney General Promises Lawsuit Over Immigration Action
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, who becomes governor in January, is promising a lawsuit over the president’s action on immigration.
Publisher Withdraws Textbook Up For Approval In Texas
One of the nation’s largest publishers has withdrawn a government textbook up for approval in Texas that was the target of criticism.
Local, State Jobless Rates Drop
Unemployment rates dropped in October in Central Texas and statewide, according to figures released Friday.
Texas Immigration Groups Prepare For President’s Announcement
Attorneys and immigration groups in Texas are setting up telethons and hotlines to serve immigrants affected by the plan the president was expected to announce in a televised address Thursday night.
Judge Refuses To Toss Case Against Texas Governor
A judge Tuesday refused to quash two felony indictments against Texas Gov. Rick Perry.
State Board Of Education Mulls History Textbooks
The State Board of Education could be in for some heated debate as it takes up the issue of history and social studies textbooks for classrooms in Texas.
Indictments Against Texas Governor Unconstitutional, Attorneys Say
The two indictments against Texas Gov. Rick Perry are unconstitutional, Perry’s attorneys said in a filing Monday.
Perry Promoted Adviser With 3 Alcohol Offenses
Gov. Rick Perry, who pushed to remove Travis County’s district attorney from office after her DWI arrest, has promoted a top adviser with three alcohol offenses on his record.
Feds Audit Texas DA’s Use Of Forfeiture Money
Federal authorities are auditing a Texas district attorney’s use of federal forfeiture funds.
Gov. Perry Appears In Court For Pretrial Hearing
- Gov. Perry appears in court for first time for pretrial hearing.
Perry Won’t Greet Obama; Wants Meeting On Immigration
Texas Gov. Rick Perry won’t be on hand to greet the president when he arrives in Austin Wednesday, but says he does want to meet with him about the immigration crisis.
Pat Green, Clay Walker Headline Texas Inaugural Celebration
Waco’s Pat Green, Clay Walker and the Eli Young Band are among the musicians who will perform during the Texas Inaugural celebration in Austin.
Bush 41 Endorses Perry
Former President George H. W. Bush and his wife Barbara have endorsed Gov. Rick Perry.
Census: Hispanic Businesses Increase In Texas
Texas ranks third nationally in the number of Hispanic-owned businesses.
LBJ’s Daughter Remains Hospitalized
The youngest daughter of former President Lyndon Baines Johnson was still in the hospital Monday, but was doing better as doctors treat her for rare autoimmune disorder.
Hotly Contested GOP Race To Be Decided Tuesday
Central Texans head to the poles Tuesday to decide who will attempt to unseat District 17 incumbent Rep. Chet Edwards in the November election.
Students Throughout Texas Back Legalization Of High School Grads
Students throughout the state are rallying Wednesday in support of legislation that would allow high school graduates to join the military or to go on to higher education as a way to become legal immigrants.
Legislators File School Funding Bill
State legislators filed a bill Thursday that could change how school districts statewide receive funding.
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