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Judge Refuses To Throw Out Case Against Ex-Gov. Rick Perry
A Texas judge Tuesday refused to throw out an abuse-of-power case against former Gov. Rick Perry.
Draft Texas Senate Budget Promises $4 Billion In Tax Cuts
The Texas Senate Tuesday unveiled a draft budget that promises $4 billion in tax cuts.
Perry To Visit With South Carolina Republicans
Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry is headed to South Carolina.
Central Texas Senators Say Campus Gun Bill Has Votes To Pass
Two Central Texas state senators say their campus gun bill has the votes it needs to pass.
Gun Rights Activists Rally In Austin
Gun rights activists rallied Monday in Austin.
Open Carry, School Choice On Tap In Austin
Open carry and school choice are two issues on tap in Austin.
Abbott Rewards Donors, Patrick Chalks Up A Victory
Newly-inaugurated Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has rewarded some of his major donors and Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick scored a victory as he made good on a campaign promise.
Patrick Appoints Senate Committees; Pushes Democrats Aside Further
Newly inaugurated Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick announced committee appointments Friday that further shove aside Senate Democrats.
Texas Supreme Court Will Hear School Finance Case
The Texas Supreme Court will hear the state’s sweeping school finance case.
Republicans End 70-Year-Old Texas Senate Rule, Strengthen Power
Republican lawmakers ended a 70-year-old tradition Wednesday in a vote that ensures they’ll control nearly every major vote in the Texas Senate.
Abbott Inaugurated Tuesday; Ceremony Kicks Off $4.5M Party
Gov.-elect Greg Abbott took the oath of office Tuesday morning in Austin in a ceremony that kicks off $4.5 million worth of festivities.
Bible Used In Texas Inaugurations Under Scrutiny
The bible long used to swear in Texas governors may not have belonged to Sam Houston, evidence suggests.
Inauguration, Senate Rules Top Texas Legislature’s Agenda
The inauguration of a new governor and a tough Senate rules fight top the Texas Legislature’s agenda this week.
Painkiller-Addicted Infants Pose Painful, Costly Problem
The growing number of newborns addicted to painkillers poses a painful and costly problem in Texas and around the U.S.
Nearly 10 Percent Of Texas HS Seniors Not On Track To Graduate
Nearly 10 percent of Texas high school seniors aren’t on track to graduate this spring.
Gridlock, Growth Overwhelm Texas Highways, Official Says
Gridlock and growth are overwhelming the state’s highways, a Texas transportation official said Thursday.
Perry Strikes Moderate Tone In Farewell Speech
Texas Gov. Rick Perry struck a moderate tone in his farewell speech Thursday.
Texas House Makes It Easier For Lawmaker To Get Panic Buttons
The Texas House approved a measure Wednesday that will make it easier for state lawmakers to get office panic buttons.
Abbott Wants Review Of State’s Sprawling Health Agency
Gov.-elect Greg Abbott announced Wednesday he wants a review of the Texas Health and Human Services Commission after revelations about a $110 million no-bid state contract.
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.
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