Posted on · The 92-year-old former president was admitted to Houston Methodist Hospital over the weekend for shortness of breath.
Posted on · Houston’s Green is the first Texan to join the boycott, which includes dozens of House Democrats.
Posted on · Donald Trump has named most of his cabinet choices, as well as his picks for some key ambassadorships. But he has yet to name any of the lower-level officials that perform much of the day-to-day work of running the executive branch.
Posted on · State leaders have pledged to keep Texas’ spending on border security at current levels over the next two years, even as other government services face steep cuts due to a budget shortfall.
Posted on · A federal judge threw out changes to Pasadena’s method for choosing city council members, saying the changes discriminated against Latino voters. Weeks remain before the city must print up ballots for its next election.
Posted on · Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick and House Speaker Joe Straus bring dueling priorities on social issues to the State Capitol. Lean coffers will make it difficult to pay for existing programs, let alone anything new.
Posted on · State Rep. Drew Darby says the Texas Legislature could be more than $5 billion short of funds needed just to pay for current services.
Posted on · With low oil and natural gas prices still hurting state revenues, and Congress poised to slash federal funds for social services, legislators in Austin may have little choice but to cut spending across the board.
Posted on · The judge ruled: "In Pasadena, Texas, Latino voters under the current 6–2 map and plan 56 do not have the same right to vote as their Anglo neighbors." City officials did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Posted on · Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick has made the bill a top priority for the legislative session. Opponents say it discriminates against LGBT individuals and could cost the state nearly 200,000 jobs.
Posted on · The Senate Foreign Relations Committee is expected to begin confirmation hearings for Tillerson as secretary of state next week.
Posted on · The president-elect wants to slap a 35-percent tariff on imports from U.S. companies that move jobs overseas. Top Republicans in Congress are lukewarm to the idea.
Posted on · State Senator Sylvia Garcia is hailing the decision by Judge Sam Sparks to grant a temporary injunction, pending a lawsuit challenging the rule's constitutionality.
Posted on · Christopher Suprun is the second Texas elector to balk at voting for the Republican nominee for president.
Posted on · Dena Marks of the Anti-Defamation League talks about what happened in Texas, which saw the largest number of incidents after California and New York.