Wednesday, May 28th, 2014
After 16 years in statewide office, Republican Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst lost a bitterly fought battle to State Sen. Dan Patrick of Houston. In the GOP attorney general race, state Sen. Ken Paxton prevailed over State Rep. Dan Branch
Thursday, May 22nd, 2014
More attention is being paid to the quality of care at VA medical centers in Texas. Though the state is limited in what it can do to assist the federal facilities, legislators are still proposing possible methods...
Tuesday, May 20th, 2014
Funding for transportation could draw an unusual amount of attention in coming months as federal highway dollars threaten to dry up and Texans prepare to vote in November on a measure to increase road funds
Wednesday, May 14th, 2014
A $5-per-patron fee is not an unconstitutional occupation tax and must be paid by Texas strip clubs that serve alcohol, an appeals court ruled Friday.
Wednesday, May 7th, 2014
A controversial strip club fee that lawmakers approved in 2007 is still winding its way through the courts, but Comptroller Susan Combs is pressing the clubs to pay six years' worth of “pole taxes.”
Sunday, May 4th, 2014
Two days after the candidates’ white-hot debate in Houston, Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson endorsed Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst for re-election, saying challenger Dan Patrick has “consistently proven to be unable to tell the truth.” | WITH VIDEO...
Friday, April 4th, 2014
The 2013 legislative session was viewed by many observers as a watershed moment for craft brewers in Texas. But at a Thursday hearing, the House Economic Development Committee was encouraged to do more
Thursday, February 27th, 2014
Most Texans would support the legalization of marijuana for medical use, and close to a majority would support legalization for any use, according to the latest University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll.
Monday, February 17th, 2014
Gov. Rick Perry's recent remarks about states’ rights and marijuana laws drew national attention, though his staff said they were nothing new. Despite the clamor over the remarks, Texans shouldn't expect marijuana laws to change anytime soon
Thursday, February 13th, 2014
Citing new federal guidelines and recent violent incidents between school police officers and students, a coalition of interest groups has asked the Texas Education Agency to ban the use of “less lethal” weapons, including Tasers and pepper...