Touting Texas’ low taxes and light regulations, Gov. Rick Perry has relished trying to poach jobs from other states. In February, he described building a business in California as “next to impossible.” Last month, he warned Illinois entrepreneurs to “get out while there’s still time.”
Hays County’s two heavy-hitting congressmen — political polar opposites who find agreement on high-profile national issues as rarely as their respective parties do — have both waded into the fray over the extent of an Internal Revenue Service operation that targeted tea party and other conservatives groups for extra scrutiny.
The Lost Pines Groundwater Conservation District on Wednesday heard from a coalition of residents and businesses opposed to new water permitting. The dispute, some say, foreshadows fights the rest of the state will face in the future.
Even the clouds wept when Richard Coke passed on in Waco
After hearing testimony from faculty, students and law enforcement officers Tuesday, a panel of state senators passed along a bill allowing college students, faculty and staff to carry concealed handguns on college and university campuses around the state.
Get out your Western Swing dancing duds for the 21st annual Texas Natural and Western Swing Festival taking place on Sat. May 18th in downtown San Marcos on Courthouse Square, 111 East San Antonio Street. The festival celebrates Texas, Texas music and Texas History with a variety of activities and new inductees will be added to the Western Swing Hall of Fame.
President Obama’s visit to Austin on Thursday has again highlighted Texas’ economic growth. But the renewed focus on the “Texas miracle” has also underscored a persistent concern in the state: higher rates of unemployment among Hispanics.
Watch the President Obama’s speech at Applied Materials in Austin on manufacturing and technology.
Gov. Rick Perry this week appointed Matthew Russell, a Texas State public administration senior, as the Texas State University System student regent. His one-year term begins June 1.
State Rep. Lance Gooden’s bill to prevent unmanned drones from capturing indiscriminate surveillance — a measure that has more than 80 co-authors in the House — won preliminary approval in the lower chamber on Thursday.