Ray Farabee, who parlayed success as a Wichita Falls attorney into subsequent careers in the Texas Senate and the University of Texas System, died on Thursday. He was 81 years old.
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AUSTIN, Texas—Texas National Guard units will leave the Rio Grande Valley by early spring, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst said Wednesday, entrusting the extension of the so-called law enforcement surge along the border to state police and game wardens.
AUSTIN — Texas state Board of Education members postponed action Tuesday on new social studies textbooks and e-books after learning that several publishers were still making corrections and other changes to ensure final approval of their books later this week.
AUSTIN, Texas — Jaime Zaldana was driving to work on Interstate 35 through the San Antonio suburb of Schertz on a winter morning in 2010 when his red pickup passed a U.S. Border Patrol unit on the side of the highway. He was 150 miles from the nearest border crossing, in Eagle Pass.
This week alone, Texas Gov. Rick Perry spent two days in New Hampshire, the first presidential primary state, and two days in South Carolina, the second primary state.
There might still be two months before the 84th legislative session starts, but eager lawmakers aren’t waiting to get their legislation on the table.
AUSTIN, Texas — There was no grand entrance of the accused for the media horde to document. No stirring speech on the courthouse steps. In fact, the defendant never spoke during the sometimes plodding and technical proceedings.
A North Texas town on Tuesday became the state’s first to ban hydraulic fracturing, setting up a high-profile property rights clash likely to be fought in courtrooms and the Legislature.
Attorney General Greg Abbott , presiding over another GOP sweep Tuesday night, crushed state Sen. Wendy Davis in the Texas governor’s race and helped usher in a whole new crop of Republican leaders up and down the statewide ballot.
By an overwhelming majority, Texas voters decided in favor of Proposition 1, which would divert half of the annual oil and gas tax revenues from the Rainy Day Fund and to the State Highway Fund. This measure could see between $1.2 billion and $1.7 billion annually infused into the state transportation infrastructure for repair and maintenance for public roadways.