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UT Regents Name Sole Chancellor Finalist
University of Texas System regents Tuesday named a top U.S. military official as the sole finalist for the chancellor’s job.
Court Ruling Lets Texas Bingo Operators Use Proceeds To Lobby
A court ruling allows charitable bingo operators to use proceeds from their games to lobby Texas lawmakers.
New State Law Speeds Closure Of Troubled Charter Schools
A new state law has sped up the process of closing troubled charter schools in Texas.
Texas Attorney General Says Gay Marriage Ban In State’s Interest
The Texas Attorney General’s Office has filed a brief with a federal appeals court that argues that banning gay marriage is in the state’s interest.
Cruz Gets Answers About FAA Ban On U.S. Flights To Israel
U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas ended his hold on confirmation of nominees Monday after receiving a briefing from the FAA about the agency’s temporary ban on U.S. flights to Israel.
California Gov. Takes Dig At Perry’s Decision To Deploy Guard
California’s governor took a dig Monday at Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s decision to send National Guard troops to the border.
Repeal Vote Still Possible On Houston Anti-Bias Ordinance
Houston officials don’t know whether opponents of the city’s new anti-bias ordinance have gathered enough signatures to force a repeal vote this fall.
FBI Arrests Longtime Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price
FBI agents arrested longtime Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price Friday on warrants stemming from a bribery scheme in which Price is accused of accepting nearly $1 million.
Central Texas State Senator Named To Finance Committee
Republican Central Texas State Sen. Brian Birdwell has been named to the chamber’s Finance Committee.
Texas DMV: Specialty Plate Maker Hit $25 Revenue Goal Early
The Texas Department of Motor Vehicles says a company hired to make specialty license plates hit its $25 million revenue goal early.
Cost Of UT Regent Probe Reaches Almost $600,000
The investigation of the actions of a University of Texas System regent has cost taxpayers nearly $600,000.
Special Election Set To Fill Vacant Texas Senate Seat
A special election to replace a longtime state senator has been scheduled.
Perry Orders As Many As 1,000 National Guard Troops To Border
As expected, Texas Gov. Rick Perry Monday directed the state’s adjutant general to prepare to deploy as many as 1,000 National Guard troops to the border.
Planned Parenthood Plans $3 Million Texas Campaign
Planned Parenthood plans an aggressive campaign to support Texas Democrats this fall.
Perry Returns To Iowa To Court Voters
Texas Gov. Rick Perry is on his fourth trip to Iowa in eight months.
Perry Tells Hispanic Group Border Must Be Secured
Texas Gov. Rick Perry has told a group of Hispanic ministers that the U.S. must boost its presence on the southern border.
Cruz To Visit Texas-Mexico Border
Texas Sen. Ted Cruz will visit the border Saturday.
Local Jobless Rates Rose Again In June
Local jobless rates rose for a second straight month in June while the statewide rate remained steady.
Woman Will Chair Texas Senate Finance Committee For First Time
State Sen. Jane Nelson, R-Flower Mound, was named Thursday to chair the powerful Senate Finance Committee.
Texas Medicaid Enrollment Grows By 80,000
The number of Texans enrolled in Medicaid has increased by 80,000, despite the state’s rejection of the program’s expansion under the health care law.
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