Local sales tax distributions in Grayson County were relatively flat for February, while Fannin County had strong growth. Cities in Grayson County experienced a 1.89 percent increase overall and Fannin County cities a 18.01 percent increase. Sales tax revenue growth for the state remained steady. The statewide sales tax revenue in January was $2.3 billion, up 8.3 percent compared to January 2013.
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Pressed by the leader of a major Texas business organization, the four candidates seeking the Republican nomination for lieutenant governor Wednesday abandoned the hot-button social issues that have dominated the campaign to discuss infrastructure issues such as highway construction and water needs.
Across the nation, same-sex couples and their lawyers are engaged in a mostly friendly competition to get a gay marriage case back to the U.S. Supreme Court. On Wednesday, Texas will jump further into the race.
A former owner of The Washington Post has joined a prominent Democratic fundraiser and former Republican Cabinet secretary to launch the nation’s largest college scholarship fund for students who entered the United States illegally when they were children.
WASHINGTON — A State Department report has concluded that the Keystone XL pipeline will not significantly worsen climate change, according to congressional aides briefed on the study, in a setback for opponents of the project.
NUEVA ITALIA, Mexico — At a heavily fortified checkpoint, one of 600 in the area, Leonardo Quintero demanded that the driver of the Hummer not just hand over his cellphone but also open his most recent text messages.
AUSTIN — Down to the final five weeks of their hotly contested primary race, the four Republican candidates for lieutenant governor of Texas took staunchly conservative positions on abortion, illegal immigration and education in a televised debate Monday.
FORT WORTH — Life support was removed from a pregnant brain-dead Texas woman shortly before noon Sunday after John Peter Smith Hospital said it would not appeal a state district judge’s ruling to remove life-sustaining measures.
HOUSTON — Secretary of State John F. Kerry and a former Texas governor are part of an international coalition trying to halt Texas’ execution of a Mexican citizen this week.
AUSTIN — Taking advantage of a newly favorable legal climate, gay-marriage advocates have taken their fight to federal courts in Texas and at least 16 other states, winning recent rulings in Oklahoma and Utah that could spell trouble for the Lone Star State’s ban on same-sex spouses. Gay couples have filed three federal lawsuits in Austin and San Antonio asking judges to void the Texas law and constitutional amendment limiting marriage to opposite- sex couples.