2 hrs ago | NewscastMedia.com
Newscast Media AUSTIN-Texas' "Merry Christmas Bill," which is intended to defend free speech on the issue of "traditional holidays," reached Governor Rick Perry's desk on Wednesday, and he is expected to sign it despite critics saying that the bill violates the separation between church and state.
3 hrs ago | GPB.org
The state of Texas is turning down billions of federal dollars that would have paid for health care coverage for 1.5 million poor Texans.
4 hrs ago | KCBD-TV Lubbock
State lawmakers have given final approval to a bill requiring an audit of Gov. Rick Perry's deal-closing Texas Enterprise Fund.
8 hrs ago | Austin American-Statesman
Health care protesters interruped Gov. Rick Perry's keynote address at Governor's Small Business Forum's 2013 Texas Global Business Summit on Wednesday, May 22, 2013.
12 hrs ago | Texas Tribune
Gov. Rick Perry hasn't yet said whether he's running for re-election - but Attorney General Greg Abbott doesn't appear to be waiting for him to make up his mind.
A group pressing for health care expansion got some face time with Gov. Rick Perry on Wednesday, after dogging him for months and disrupting a luncheon speech.
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.
About two dozen protesters who want Texas to expand Medicaid loaded in a van headed to a meeting with Gov.
Gov. Rick Perry gets most of the credit or blame, depending on your point of view, for Texas' refusal to expand Medicaid.
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.
Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst says he takes House leaders at their word, and that delicate pieces of a complicated budget deal will be passed.
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.