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Tuesday, October 8th, 2013

George P. Bush to raise funds at Dripping Springs reception

Texas Land Commissioner candidate George P. Bush will pick Hays County pockets for campaign contributions at a Nov. 1 fundraiser thrown by former County Judge Jim Powers and Hays County Commissioners Will Conley and Mark Jones.

Tuesday, October 8th, 2013

Video: Comparing Davis’ and Abbott’s announcement speeches

Now that both Republican Attorney General Greg Abbott and state Sen. Wendy Davis, D-Fort Worth, have launched their respective bids for governor, here's a look back at the party front-runners' full announcement speeches.

Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013

Perry pushes water plan funding in San Angelo

The persistent drought afflicting West Texas has essentially turned some of the region’s lakes and reservoirs into oversized puddles, unfit for any kind of recreation.

Monday, September 30th, 2013

Dan Morales, an unreliable narrator with a story

Dan Morales wants Texas to reopen its multibillion-dollar tobacco litigation, suggesting the state might be able to claim all or some of the $3.2 billion awarded to outside attorneys in that case. So far, nobody seems to...

Friday, September 27th, 2013

Lawyers, policy experts weigh in on groundwater case

Last month, a Texas appeals court fueled the debate over state regulation of groundwater resources. Here's the ruling with comments from four water lawyers and policy experts.

Monday, September 23rd, 2013

Poverty rate declines for first time since recession

Texas is one of two states in which the poverty rate declined between 2011 and 2012, according to data released late Wednesday from the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey.

Wednesday, September 18th, 2013

As Austin’s lakes dwindle, gulf coast may also suffer

As the Highland Lakes that supply Austin's water continue to dwindle, the Lower Colorado River Authority may take the unprecedented step of cutting off freshwater flows it normally releases from the lakes into Matagorda Bay.

Thursday, September 12th, 2013

DPS expands surcharge relief for poor

The Texas Department of Public Safety announced Wednesday the start of a second program to help poor drivers pay off expensive surcharges and get their driver’s licenses back.

Wednesday, September 11th, 2013

Biosecurity leader to head A&M Health Science Center

After helping to landing a high-profile federal contract as Texas A&M University System’s vice chancellor for strategic initiatives, Brett Giroir is being named interim executive vice president for the Texas A&M Health Science Center, officials announced on...

Friday, September 6th, 2013

Morales wants AG to examine sealed tobacco lawsuit docs

Former Texas Attorney General Dan Morales wants the state to reopen the tobacco litigation that ended his public career and landed him in federal prison, saying the state might be entitled to some of the billions of...

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