The Texas House, after a several-hour debate punctuated by concerns about racial profiling, gave initial approval Wednesday to a proposed statewide ban on texting and emailing while driving.
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The fatal collapse Thursday of a highway bridge over Interstate 35 in the central Texas city of Salado likely will snarl traffic for days, if not weeks.
In a momentous turnabout, the Texas House’s lead public education policymaker said Wednesday the lower chamber will attempt to fix the way the state funds its public schools this legislative session rather than wait for a state Supreme Court ruling.
The Texas Senate approved a bipartisan, but divisive tax cut package Wednesday worth more than $4.6 billion, sending the four-part plan to the Texas House, where it looks to face significant opposition.
SAGINAW — Rancher Pete Bonds likes what he sees of the rain so far in 2015.
A bill seeking to continue Texas’ ban on gay marriage, no matter how the courts rule, received strong opposition during a late Thursday public hearing — much of it from religious leaders and believers who said conservative Christians do not have the sole perspective on marriage.
Dallas-Fort Worth added more new residents than almost anywhere else in the U.S. in the latest population estimates.
Many Texans are reaping the benefit of the state’s fast pace of job growth over the last few years with higher personal income and wages.
AUSTIN — After a scathing audit on yet another contracting problem at the Texas Health and Human Services Commission, House Speaker Joe Straus called on lawmakers Wednesday to develop a comprehensive solution to the state’s contracting woes.
AUSTIN — Following the recent deaths of three children, including a Dallas infant, Gov. Greg Abbott called for increased safeguards to protect children in foster care and those being monitored by Child Protective Services.