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Wednesday, July 1st, 2015

Texas sues EPA over reach of Clean Water Act

Texas is challenging the EPA's new "Waters of the U.S." rule, which is aimed at better defining the the scope of bodies of water protected under the Clean Water Act. Critics say the rule will lead to more regulation and a takeover of private property.

Thursday, June 25th, 2015

Some convicted felons eligible for food stamps

If they finish their sentences and comply with any terms of parole, Texans convicted on felony drug charges soon will be able to receive food stamps, though another strike will put them back under a lifetime ban....

Wednesday, June 24th, 2015

Toll road projects in limbo following legislative session

Texas' network of tolled highways stretches for more than 500 miles, but its growth was curtailed this session as lawmakers passed several measures that make it tougher for toll projects to move forward.

Wednesday, June 24th, 2015

After vandalism, UT to weigh Confederate statues’ future

On the same day that three statues commemorating Confederate leaders were vandalized at the University of Texas at Austin, campus leaders said they may soon decide whether to remove the statues.

Sunday, June 21st, 2015

Texas farmers skeptical about trade future with Cuba

They are not particularly optimistic that Congress will lift the trade embargo

Sunday, June 21st, 2015

Lamar Smith among Texas GOP congressmen expecting a Tea Party challenger in 2016

Mark one potential challenger off the list: State Sen. Donna Campbell says she’s not interested in the veteran San Antonio lawmaker’s seat in the U.S. House of Representatives

Sunday, June 21st, 2015

In pockets of Texas, prosecutors just say no to marijuana prosecutions

Texas lawmakers may be reluctant to ease up on punishing small-time pot smokers, but local prosecutors across the state are increasingly looking for ways to keep two-bit toking cases from clogging court dockets.

Saturday, June 20th, 2015

Capitol may finally get African-American monument

After more than 20 years of efforts to place a monument to African-Americans on Capitol grounds "littered" with Confederate tributes, state lawmakers have approved $1.5 million that should bring the African-American Texans memorial monument to fruition.

Monday, June 15th, 2015

Soggy Central Texas under flash flood watch as tropical system approaches coast

VIDEO UPDATED 5:30 a.m. JUNE 16 | Twenty counties in saturated Central Texas — including Hays, Caldwell, Guadalupe and Comal counties — are under a flash flood watch issued today by the National Weather Service...

Friday, June 12th, 2015

State budget includes $500K to keep Texas Almanac in print

Tucked in the $209 billion budget lawmakers passed last month is a budget rider allocating $500,000 for a nonprofit to publish the Texas Almanac, a reference guide that had gotten by for over a century as a...

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