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Texas News

Bill would keep children in rear-facing car seats longer

Bill would keep children in rear-facing car seats longerThe measure would align Texas laws with 2011 car seat safety recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics.
  • Texas News
  • 2 weeks, 2 days ago
Politics

Inside Texas Politics (4/5/15)

Inside Texas Politics (4/5/15)Democratic National Committee chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz blasts potential presidential candidates from the GOP
  • Politics
  • 2 weeks, 2 days ago
Politics

'Bathroom Bills' pit transgender Texans against GOP

'Bathroom Bills' pit transgender Texans against GOPTwo bills filed this year would make it a crime to enter a public restroom or locker room not designated for a person's biological sex
  • Politics
  • 2 weeks, 2 days ago
Politics

DNC chair says GOP has a 'clown car of candidates'

DNC chair says GOP has a 'clown car of candidates'"They all have focused on taking care of the wealthiest, most fortunate Americans"
  • Politics
  • 2 weeks, 3 days ago
Texas News

Houston, Dallas would be largest cities to allow open carry

Houston, Dallas would be largest cities to allow open carryTexas lawmakers hoping to make it legal to openly carry handguns in the state often point to a surprising statistic: Texas is one of just six states that prohibit it. That may soon change, if a measure lifting some of the state's handgun restrictions continues to...
  • Texas News
  • 2 weeks, 4 days ago
Politics

Residents suspect scandal as Richardson mayor resigns

Residents suspect scandal as Richardson mayor resignsResidents say there is more to the story and they are asking the city attorney to open an investigation into her actions.
  • Politics
  • 2 weeks, 5 days ago
Health

Lawmaker defends $3 million HIV prevention cut

Lawmaker defends $3 million HIV prevention cutState Rep. Stuart Spitzer spearheaded the move to shift $1.5 million to an abstinence education program
  • Health
  • 2 weeks, 6 days ago
Politics

No joke? George P. Bush takes aim at trendy typeface

No joke? George P. Bush takes aim at trendy typefaceBush announced an immediate agencywide ban on the use of the font, according to a news release.
  • Politics
  • 2 weeks, 6 days ago
Politics

Inside Texas Politics (3/29/15)

Inside Texas Politics (3/29/15)Sen. Ted Cruz sits down with WFAA's Jason Whitely to discuss the challenges ahead in his presidential campaign
  • Politics
  • 3 weeks, 2 days ago
Politics

Gov. Abbott calls for reform of child protection in Texas

Gov. Abbott calls for reform of child protection in TexasAbbott asked for $40 million more in new funding for the chronically underfunded and understaffed department.
  • Politics
  • 3 weeks, 5 days ago
Politics

Texas House OKs ban on texting while driving

Texas House OKs ban on texting while driving"It is a safety issue in this state — driving is not a privilege"
  • Politics
  • 3 weeks, 6 days ago
Politics

Texas Senate passes Patrick's tax cut package

Texas Senate passes Patrick's tax cut package'The Senate has voted to return $4.6 billion to Texas homeowners and businesses over the next two years'
  • Politics
  • 3 weeks, 6 days ago
Elections

Ted Cruz: I'm no back bencher, but Obama was

Ted Cruz: I'm no back bencher, but Obama was"Unlike Barack Obama, before I was in the Senate, I wasn't a community organizer"
  • Elections
  • 3 weeks, 6 days ago
Elections

Border voters react to Cruz candidacy

Border voters react to Cruz candidacyAngela Kocherga samples voter sentiment at an El Paso restaurant
  • Elections
  • 4 weeks ago
Politics

Ted Cruz is signing up for Obamacare

Ted Cruz is signing up for Obamacare"We'll be on the federal exchange with millions of others on the federal exchange"
  • Politics
  • 4 weeks ago
Consumer

Toll road opponents push for free highways

Toll road opponents push for free highways'My constituents tell me we are facing a rebellion against tolls in Collin County'
  • Consumer
  • 4 weeks ago
Elections

Ted Cruz on experience, fundraising goals

Ted Cruz on experience, fundraising goalsSen. Ted Cruz hopes to capitalize this week off the buzz generated from his presidential announcement in Virginia.
  • Elections
  • 4 weeks ago
Politics

Analysis: Anonymous 3 years ago, Cruz now a candidate

Analysis: Anonymous 3 years ago, Cruz now a candidateTed Cruz's problem now — as it was then — is his lack of experience.
  • Politics
  • 4 weeks, 1 day ago
Elections

Cruz to declare presidential hopes before 11,000 people

Cruz to declare presidential hopes before 11,000 peopleU.S. Sen. Ted Cruz will declare his candidacy for president at Liberty University this morning.
  • Elections
  • 4 weeks, 1 day ago
Elections

Sen. Ted Cruz to become first GOP presidential candidate

Sen. Ted Cruz to become first GOP presidential candidateAfter two years as the junior U.S. Senator from Texas, Ted Cruz will announce his intentions for the White House.
  • Elections
  • 1 month ago
Politics

In Legislature, toll roads facing strong opposition

In Legislature, toll roads facing strong oppositionAnti-toll sentiment at the Capitol is at its highest level in at least a decade.
  • Politics
  • 1 month ago
Politics

Inside Texas Politics (03/22/15)

Inside Texas Politics (03/22/15)Inside Texas Politics host Jason Whitely discusses rising statewide issues with reporters and newsmakers.
  • Politics
  • 1 month ago
Politics

Ted Cruz sets off 2016 buzz with speech announcement

Ted Cruz sets off 2016 buzz with speech announcementMultiple sources close to Cruz said the senator was days away from making an announcement about his political future
  • Politics
  • 1 month ago
Politics

Lawmaker proposes mandatory audit of all forfeiture funds

Lawmaker proposes mandatory audit of all forfeiture fundsThe legislation would tighten restrictions on how DAs can spend their criminal forfeiture funds.
  • Politics
  • 1 month ago
Politics

Villalba faces death threats, amends controversial bill

Villalba faces death threats, amends controversial billDespite death threats, State Rep. Jason Villalba will not withdraw a bill that puts limits on photographing police.
  • Politics
  • 1 month ago
Politics

Former DA's use of public funds to see unprecedented review

Former DA's use of public funds to see unprecedented reviewThe state auditor will conduct an audit of the DA's state forfeiture fund to detect "potential noncompliance, fraud and abuse."
  • Politics
  • 1 month ago
Texas News

Tempers flare, debate over guns on college campuses continues

Tempers flare, debate over guns on college campuses continuesThe Texas Senate will take up the debate Wednesday on whether to allow guns on college campuses. But so far the debate has been contentious and tempers flared during house hearings on the issue.
  • Texas News
  • 1 month ago