1 hr ago | AlertNet
Texas came a step closer to requiring some applicants for unemployment benefits to first undergo drug testing, when lawmakers gave final approval to a Republican-backed bill mandating such checks on Wednesday.
6 hrs ago | KMID
About two dozen protesters who want Texas to expand Medicaid loaded in a van headed to a meeting with Gov.
7 hrs ago | Dallas Morning News
Gov. Rick Perry gets most of the credit or blame, depending on your point of view, for Texas' refusal to expand Medicaid.
8 hrs ago | Austinist
In a positively Bloombergian piece of legislation, a bill that would ban the sale of sugary drinks in Texas elementary and middle schools is off to be possibly signed by Governor Rick Perry.
12 hrs ago | KHOU-TV Houston
Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst says he takes House leaders at their word, and that delicate pieces of a complicated budget deal will be passed.
16 hrs ago | World Magazine
Joshua Kusterer, 12, Nach Mitschke, 6, and Wyatt Mitschke, 4, salute as they recite the pledge of allegiance during the "Save Our Scouts" prayer vigil and rally in Dallas.
A bill that would allow the city of Blue Mound to take over a troubled, privately-owned water system cleared a major hurdle Tuesday during the final days of the legislative session.
"We can't even bring red and/or green paper goods at our school for our kids' 'Holiday Parties'. Enough is enough!" "Teachers have enough on their plate to worry about [whether] the school district's going to be sued or if they can call a Christmas tree a Christmas tree." So says Republican State Representative Dwyane Bohac of Houston.
This 2011 file photo shows a flooded road on Hatteras Island, N.C., after Hurricane Irene swept through the area the previous day cutting the roadway in five locations.
A resolution endorsing the expansion of Medicaid was approved by Texas Medical Association delegates Saturday at the group's annual meeting in San Antonio.
A half-dozen public universities in North Texas, straining under record enrollment growth, would receive more than $350 million for brick-and-mortar expansion projects under a state bond package that won preliminary approval in the Texas House Monday night.
Members of an elite search and rescue team from Texas have been dispatched to Oklahoma to help with recovery following a deadly tornado.
This Thursday, the Boy Scouts of America will teach its young men a lesson as indelible as any they're likely to learn from a scoutmaster.
The House has approved requiring any decision by a future Texas governor to expand Medicaid first be approved by the Legislature.
In the span of a few minutes on Monday, the Texas House gave the green light to pension increases for state elected officials and then watched the effort to ban "double dipping" by politicians crash and burn without a vote.
The appointees have to wait till they are confirmed by the senate before they can begin serving.
A package - or perhaps we should say a proper pint - of beer legislation has officially passed the Texas House , and will go on to Governor Rick Perry for approval.