WASHINGTON — Nearly two years ago, Rep. Kevin Brady made a play for one of the most powerful spots in Congress, only to see his ambitions run smack into a wall named Paul Ryan.
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The federal government is officially warning governors in states like Texas that they do not have the power to reject Syrian refugees.
Lawyers for former Gov. Rick Perry fought Wednesday before the highest criminal court in Texas to finish off the 15-month-old indictment against him, while prosecutors argued it was far too early to let Perry off the hook.
HOUSTON — Houston voters rejected a controversial measure Tuesday that would have barred discrimination against gays and transgender people in the wake of an 18-month battle that pitted advocates of gay rights against those who believed they were defending religious liberty.
With more than 90 percent of all precincts counted, statewide measures aimed at cutting property taxes, boosting funding for road projects and reiterating Texans’ right to hunt and fish appeared headed toward easy passage Tuesday evening.
Propositions carried the day in Fannin County where voters supported the new additions to the state constitution. The folks in Bailey decided against the sale of alcohol and those in the Savoy Independent School District voted in favor of the tax ratification.
MIAMI — The longest-serving Cuban-American in Congress may be easing her staunch support for the preferential immigration law for Cubans.
The Texas Supreme Court ruled Friday that the secretary of state’s office properly declined to reimburse Democrats for almost $26,600 in legal fees over a Republican candidate’s failed lawsuit to kick Wendy Davis off of the 2008 ballot for state senator.
Election Day is Tuesday.
Time is running out.