UT's Cigarroa: 'Breakdown of communication,' fractured relationship led to ultimatum for Powers
It appears to be a matter of "when" not "if" in regard to University of Texas President Bill Powers ' much reported departure from the school .
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US News & World Report
How Ted Cruz Could Turn Texas Blue
Some of Texas' moderate Republicans say the state's far-right turn since Sen. Ted Cruz's political ascendancy could have unintended consequences.
Tue Jul 01, 2014
The Clifton Record Online
Detention facilities swell with young border crossers
Streams of unaccompanied Central American children continued to make their way north, crossing the United States border into Texas where federal custody awaits.
Mon Jun 30, 2014
Times Record News
Texas OKs limits on use
Photos by Christopher Walker/Times Record News Fireworks stand employee, T.J Meissnier displays one of several popular large sky display fireworks.
Sat Jun 28, 2014
Ken Herman: A rough night for democracy
Sometimes, time affords a fresh perspective not available at the time of an event.
Fri Jun 27, 2014
What does $1.3 million per week buy Texas taxpayers in border security?
No one disputes something needs to be done about the growing crisis of undocumented immigrants coming into Texas, but it's uncertain exactly what the Department of Public Safety's so-called "surge funds" are buying Texas taxpayers.
Thu Jun 26, 2014
The Orlando Sentinel
GOP stands as Reagan heir, but upstarts still formidable
As most were writing off the tea-party candidates as also-rans, recent results in Virginia, Mississippi, Texas and Nebraska show they're not gone by a long shot.
One last adventure, for Texas
Gov. Rick Perry and Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst should take the lead in launching a cooperative effort with Mexico and the U.S. government to address immigration woes on the border.
Wed Jun 25, 2014
The Austin Chronicle
Will Border Crisis Spur a Special Session?
Spurred by an online petition voicing concerns about a recent rise in undocumented immigrants, on June 18 Gov. Rick Perry , Lt.
Tue Jun 24, 2014
Recent editorials from Texas newspapers
The recent surge in unauthorized border crossings - many of them by unaccompanied children - sparked calls for a new surge of law enforcers to the Mexican border.
Dallas Morning News
Rep. Michael McCaul demands federal government step up in child immigration crisis
Austin Rep. Michael McCaul called for the National Guard to help with the "escalating refugee crisis" at the border, during a House hearing Tuesday.
Mon Jun 23, 2014
Davis Calls for Special Session on Border Surge
In doing so, she joins hardline Republicans who demanded last week that the state's leadership call lawmakers back to Austin.
Expecting 'Excess Funds,' Texas Looking to Cut Taxes
Republican lawmakers in Texas are pushing for tax cuts as the Lone Star State is expected to have a cash surplus by the end of the year, the Dallas Morning News reports.
Sat Jun 21, 2014
Burnt Orange Report
Sen. Juan "Chuy" Hinojosa Lauds DPS Funding to Address Influx of Immigrants in Rio Grande Valley
The Rio Grande Valley has always been home to many immigrants, but in recent weeks the region has seen a massive influx of immigrants, primarily from Central America.
Fri Jun 20, 2014
Greg Abbott supports more DPS border protection
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott said yesterday he supported the decision by Texas leaders to authorize the Texas Department of Public Safety to spend an additional $1.3 million each week to protect the Texas border, according to a press release from the Office of the Texas Attorney General .
Thu Jun 19, 2014
Rick Perry Jabs Ted Cruz's Impact in Texas
Texas Gov. Rick Perry needled GOP Sen. Ted Cruz, saying he was skeptical a "junior senator" could have made a big difference in state politics.
Texas leaders OK millions for new border surge
Texas' top three lawmakers agreed Wednesday to spend tens of millions dollars to fund a surge operation along the border to deal with the influx of Central American children pouring into Texas.
Wed Jun 18, 2014
Dallas Morning News
Texas' GOP leaders announce 'surge' of funds to fight illegal immigration
The state's Republican leadership has authorized the Texas Department of Public Safety to spend about $1.3 million per week to fund operations to fight what they describe as a surge of illegal immigration along the Texas-Mexico border, the GOP leaders announced Wednesday evening.
AUSTIN Gov. Rick Perry, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst and Speaker Joe Straus today directed the Texas Dept.