42 min ago | Common Dreams
All too often, instead of acting as a brake on runaway corporate power and greed, government becomes their enabler, undermining the very rules and regulations intended to keep us safe.
4 hrs ago | KCBD-TV Lubbock
Months after state lawmakers elevated a quiet feud with University of Texas System regents into a public spat, the Texas Senate is set to hold a confirmation hearing for new board members with just a week left in the session.
8 hrs ago | Star-Telegram.com
From Day One of the 2013 Legislature, outnumbered Democrats repeatedly committed themselves to an overarching goal: restoring billions of dollars in education cuts imposed by lawmakers two years ago.
10 hrs ago | KCTV5
A massive tornado moved along the ground in Edmond, OK - just one of several tornadoes reported in the area Sunday.
Deep cracks in what seemed to be monolithic momentum of the Republican election machine appeared here Saturday evening when Atlanta businessman Herman Cain swamped the established front-runners in a critical party straw poll that often predicts the Republican presidential nominee - and the next President of the United States.
New revisions to a major water bill calls for ousting the six-member Texas Water Development Board and its top official before the state embarks on a new $2 billion fund to provide low-interest loans for projects.
Gov. Brian Sandoval said Thursday he has held preliminary talks with other state governors on partnering with Nevada on Internet poker.
The last 30 animal shelters in South and West Texas will no longer end the lives of unwanted shelter dogs, cats, kittens, and puppies by gas chambers using carbon monoxide or carbon dioxide.
Recent media coverage of a citizen-proposed Farragut gun ordinance, and my support of it as an elected Farragut alderman, have a new twist with the May 2 headline of the Farragut Press: "Mayor ends in-home gun ordinance talk." Ensuing feedback demonstrates clearly that the town demands serious consideration of the proposal.
Rick Perry's Texas Enterprise Fund has granted $485 million in grants to private companies, allegedly to create jobs in Texas.
BRADENTON, Fla., Sept. 7, 2011, 10:38pm ET -- Americans watching the MSNBC GOP presidential candidate debate tonight could not have been very encouraged about their future under any of the seven men and one woman seeking election to the White House in 2012.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry, center, and Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, left, survey the tornado damage in the Rancho Brazos Estates subdivision near Granbury, Texas, on Friday, May 17.
With its ranks deeply divided, the Boy Scouts of America is asking its local leaders from across the country to decide whether its contentious membership policy should be overhauled so that openly gay boys can participate in Scout units.
After passing out of the Criminal Justice Committee yesterday, House Bill 2268 is now up for a full vote in the Senate.
With time running out, legislative negotiators on Friday forged a two-year spending plan that includes an additional $3.9 billion for education, offsetting deep cuts imposed in public school funding two years ago.
After having been voted out of the Texas Senate and out of committee in the House, the five craft beer bills permitting Texas brewpubs to distribute and small-production breweries to offer on-site sales direct to consumers have been scheduled for a full House vote today, Friday, May 17.