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Monday, February 6th, 2017

Dan Patrick calls on Texas Rangers to locate Tom Brady’s missing Super Bowl jersey

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick asked the Texas Rangers and Houston Police Department to team up in finding New England Patriots Quarterback Tom Brady's football jersey which was stolen Sunday night after the Super Bowl, according to an emailed news release.

Friday, January 20th, 2017

Travis County sheriff announces new ‘sanctuary’ policy

A Friday announcement by newly-elected Travis County Sheriff Sally Hernandez that her office would reduce cooperation with federal immigration authorities will set up a showdown with Texas Republican leaders, especially Gov. Greg Abbott and Lt. Gov. Dan...

Wednesday, August 17th, 2016

Texas facing hurricane season with drained disaster fund

As Texas takes on another hurricane season, Gov. Greg Abbott’s office has nearly committed all of the 2016-17 emergency funds reserved for state disaster recovery efforts in the aftermath of floods and other natural disasters.

Tuesday, February 16th, 2016

Isaac endorses Rubio for president while Campbell backs Cruz

ELECTION 2016 | Bucking a majority of his colleagues in the Legislature, State Rep. Jason Isaac is urging Republican voters to choose U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio over U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz in the March...

Thursday, February 11th, 2016

Hays marks flood recovery milestones with new Fischer Store bridge, reforestation plan

Less than nine months after a wide swath of Hays County was devastated by a flood of nearly biblical dimensions, San Marcos and Wimberley area residents are marking major milestones in the recovery effort.

Wednesday, January 6th, 2016

Texas officials criticize Obama’s executive order on guns

Texas' elected leaders lashed out Tuesday at President Obama's executive orders prompting more background checks during gun purchases. But those officials offered no specifics on how they planned to fight Obama's actions.

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015

Key legislators cut deal to fund Texas Racing Commission for 90 days

Racetracks in Texas are able to resume operations Wednesday after state officials agreed to temporarily fund the Texas Racing Commission. But discussions continue over a long-term resolution for the commission.

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015

Retama Park, other Texas race tracks reopen after legislators okay stopgap

UPDATE 11:52: a.m. SEPT 2 | The state’s racetracks, including Retama Park in Selma, were shuttered on Tuesday but reopened Wednesday morning after key legislators agreed to temporary administrative funding for the Texas Racing Commission.

Sunday, June 7th, 2015

Commentary: Why Texas universities scored big during this legislative session

Texas State University Chancellor BRIAN McCALL writes that lawmakers made a firm commitment to higher education at a time when other states are struggling to keep their colleges and universities open, accessible and affordable.

Thursday, January 15th, 2015

Dream Act supporters rally against efforts to repeal

During a rally at the Texas Capitol on Wednesday, supporters of the Texas Dream Act said they were ready to challenge any efforts this legislative session to repeal the 2001 law.

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