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Politics

Attorney general calls for stay on marriage ruling

Attorney general calls for stay on marriage rulingThe Texas Office of the Attorney General has filed paperwork to put a stay on a Travis County judge's ruling deeming the state's ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional and has requested the court overturn the judge's ruling, according to court documents.
  • Politics
  • 1 week, 3 days ago
Education

High school seniors who fail exams may still graduate

High school seniors who fail exams may still graduateThe roughly 28,000 public high school seniors who still need to pass a state exam to get their diplomas this May could get a lifeline from Texas legislators.
  • Education
  • 1 week, 4 days ago
Health

Resignations could follow Irving smoking ordinance vote

Resignations could follow Irving smoking ordinance voteIf the ordinance passes, exempting certain restaurants and establishments, three members hope to make a statement.
  • Health
  • 1 week, 4 days ago
Texas News

Rigs go up for auction as companies raise cash

Rigs go up for auction as companies raise cashNext week, 16 rigs and almost 1,100 other pieces of equipment go up for auction as oil companies raise cash.
  • Texas News
  • 1 week, 4 days ago
Politics

Texas leaders say state will win immigration case

Texas leaders say state will win immigration case"I am confident that as this case works its way up through the appellate process we will continue to win," Abbott said.
  • Politics
  • 1 week, 4 days ago
Crime

Farmers Branch council member faces theft charge

Farmers Branch council member faces theft chargeJeffrey Fuller is charged with stealing from the city's Parks & Recreation Department
  • Crime
  • 1 week, 4 days ago
National News

President Obama reacts to judge's immigration ruling

President Obama reacts to judge's immigration rulingPresident Obama said the government will continue preparations for his executive order offering deferred deportations
  • National News
  • 1 week, 5 days ago
Texas News

DREAMer reacts to halting of immigration plan

DREAMer reacts to halting of immigration planLiz Maganalles emigrated to the U.S. from Ciudad Juarez with her parents 13 years ago. But thanks to a 2012 immigration initiative called Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, she no longer fears deportation and has a work permit.
  • Texas News
  • 1 week, 6 days ago
Texas News

State of the State: Abbott lists 5 emergency items for session

State of the State: Abbott lists 5 emergency items for sessionCalling Texas a "beacon of individual liberty and economic opportunity," Gov. Greg Abbott used his first State of the State address to list five emergency items the Legislature must take up to keep the state's success moving forward.
  • Texas News
  • 1 week, 6 days ago
Texas News

Abbott: Judge halts Obama's immigration order

Abbott: Judge halts Obama's immigration orderU.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen ruled that the administration did not "comply with the Administrative Procedure Act"
  • Texas News
  • 1 week, 6 days ago
Texas News

Despite oil layoffs, Permian Basin still needs workers

Despite oil layoffs, Permian Basin still needs workersDespite the downturn in drilling, Midland's unemployment remains among the lowest in the nation. Jobs exist here.
  • Texas News
  • 1 week, 6 days ago
Politics

Inside Texas Politics (2/15/15)

Inside Texas Politics (2/15/15)Who decides whether Dallas will demolish a major downtown freeway in hopes that it leads to new development?
  • Politics
  • 2 weeks, 1 day ago
News 8 Investigates

Dallas Council candidate faces ethics questions

Dallas Council candidate faces ethics questions"City employees are not waiters, they do not take tips."
  • News 8 Investigates
  • 2 weeks, 2 days ago
Texas News

Open, campus carry bills pass Senate panel

Open, campus carry bills pass Senate panelA crowd of Second Amendment rights activists, survivors of gun violence, students, concerned parents, and law enforcement officers showed up at the Texas Capitol on Thursday to give lawmakers their views on two high-profile gun bills.
  • Texas News
  • 2 weeks, 3 days ago
Dallas County

Street name change honors Dallas civil rights leader

Street name change honors Dallas civil rights leaderDallas City Council votes to change the name of Grand Avenue to "Al Lipscomb Way".
  • Dallas County
  • 2 weeks, 4 days ago
Politics

Vague law gives Dallas incumbents re-election advantage

Vague law gives Dallas incumbents re-election advantageA poorly written city ordinance gives an unfair advantage to incumbents and discriminates against their challengers.
  • Politics
  • 2 weeks, 6 days ago
Politics

Inside Texas Politics (2/8/15)

Inside Texas Politics (2/8/15)Special guest State Sen. Jason Villalba discusses a renewed effort to bring home rule to the Dallas public school system.
  • Politics
  • 3 weeks, 1 day ago
Politics

Abbott signals a break from the Perry era

Abbott signals a break from the Perry eraGov. Greg Abbott has already taken a machete to several of the former governor's policies
  • Politics
  • 3 weeks, 2 days ago
News

Families urge support for texting-while-driving ban

Families urge support for texting-while-driving banMore than 30 families who have lost someone to distracted driving gathered Tuesday at the state Capitol to rally support for twin bills that would ban texting while driving in Texas.
  • News
  • 3 weeks, 5 days ago
Texas News

Florida politician stirs up hornet's nest by calling Texas 'crazy state'

Florida politician stirs up hornet's nest by calling Texas 'crazy state'Rep. Alcee Hastings, D-Fla., found that out when he said Monday night at a Rules Committee hearing that Texas is a "crazy state" and Rep. Michael Burgess, R-Lewisville, took it personally.
  • Texas News
  • 3 weeks, 5 days ago
Health

Steroid testing on Texas teenagers likely to be canceled

Steroid testing on Texas teenagers likely to be canceledLast school year, 2,633 high school athletes were checked for steroids. Only two tested positive.
  • Health
  • 3 weeks, 5 days ago
Dallas County

Dallas County Judge: Respect the fath of others

Dallas County Judge: Respect the fath of othersA Muslim Imam who says he was asked to cancel prayer at Ft. Worth Stock Show and Rodeo gets support from Dallas Co. Judge
  • Dallas County
  • 3 weeks, 5 days ago
Health

Rowlett girl needing cannabis oil leaving Texas

Rowlett girl needing cannabis oil leaving Texas"Medical cannabis will help me," said Alexis Bortell, 9. "It's illegal in Texas and we're trying to change that."
  • Health
  • 3 weeks, 6 days ago
Texas Tribune

Analysis: Lobbyists can split tabs, hide names

Analysis: Lobbyists can split tabs, hide namesYou've split the check before, right? Gone into a restaurant with someone and cut the bill in half to share the expense? That's not how splitting works for lobbyists when Texas lawmakers and other state officials are at the table.
  • Texas Tribune
  • 4 weeks ago
Politics

Inside Texas Politics (2/1/15)

Inside Texas Politics (2/1/15)Republican Sen. Rand Paul is looking very much like a candidate for president.
  • Politics
  • 4 weeks, 1 day ago
Homepage

Texas GOP chair chooses Rand Paul over Ted Cruz

Texas GOP chair chooses Rand Paul over Ted CruzTexas GOP Chairman said he turned down work for Ted Cruz in favor of a potential presidential run by Rand Paul.
  • Homepage
  • 1 month ago
Politics

Is Patrick reconsidering stance on open-carry bill?

Is Patrick reconsidering stance on open-carry bill?The new lieutenant governor was the target of backlash from open-carry advocates
  • Politics
  • 1 month ago