By Michael Barone | 03/10/14 09:00 AM
Embedded in the returns for last Tuesday's primary election in Texas is an interesting lesson on the difficulty of holding even a minority party's coalition together.
03/09/14 09:45 PM
The brother of a North Texas man who was aboard the Malaysia Airlines flight that went missing over the South China Sea said Sunday his family is leaning on their faith as they wait for news about the man they last saw about a week ago. (March 9) SHOTLIST: AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY...
By Charlie Spiering | 03/07/14 10:00 AM
Texas Gov. Rick Perry fired up grassroots activists at the Conservative Political Action Conference on Friday, opening up the second day of the conference with a bang.
03/07/14 08:15 AM
DALLAS (AP) — An employee of a Dallas-based financial firm has been sentenced to more than four years in prison for trying to embezzle nearly $1.3 million. A federal judge in Dallas on Thursday sentenced Steven Chen Yu of Allen to 51 months behind bars. Yu, who last July pleaded guilty to...
03/06/14 01:15 PM
SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. (AP) — A Texas-based mortgage company has announced it will be eliminating 105 jobs at its Scottsbluff office in western Nebraska. Nationstar Mortgage spokesman John Hoffmann says the cuts will begin on March 28 and will leave 215 Nationstar workers at the loan servicing...
By Charlie Spiering | 03/06/14 11:51 AM
Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, took the CPAC stage early Thursday morning to fire up grassroots activists for conservative principles.
03/06/14 11:31 AM
CONROE, Texas — A Texas man accused of dousing a boy with gasoline and setting him on fire when he was a teenager can be tried as an adult for murder after the victim died from his burns nearly 13 years later, a judge ruled Thursday. Authorities allege that Don Willburn Collins was 13 when...
By Mark Flatten | 03/05/14 09:00 PM
A Texas congressman joined demands that Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki explain the mass purge of medical appointments disclosed last week by the Washington Examiner. Rep. Pete Olson, R-Texas, wants to know who allowed backlogged orders for medical tests or other procedures to be...
03/05/14 08:17 PM
AUSTIN, Texas (Legal Newsline) – No candidate seeking the Republican nomination to become Texas’ next attorney general received 50 percent of the vote last night. Paxton Texas Sen. Ken Paxton came the close, capturing 566,080 votes for 44.44 percent. Texas Rep. Dan Branch came in at...
03/05/14 08:14 PM
Hecht AUSTIN, Texas (Legal Newsline) – The three Texas Supreme Court justices up for re-election who faced competition from members of their own Republican party were victorious Tuesday. Emerging victorious from the Republican primary were Chief Justice Nathan Hecht, who squared off against...
By Michael Barone | 03/05/14 03:29 PM
Yesterday's results suggest that the “paint Texas blue” project has not made much headway.
03/05/14 03:13 PM
Mostyn HOUSTON (Legal Newsline) – In the wake of hurricanes Ike and Rita, no lawyer profited more from the storms, financially and politically, than plaintiffs attorney Steve Mostyn. In fact, Mostyn, founder of the Mostyn Law Firm in Houston, is so involved in Texas politics that he keeps an...
By Ramit Plushnick-Masti | 03/05/14 08:37 AM
Deep beneath the surface of Texas' only naturally formed lake there used to swim a massive, open-mouthed dinosaur-era fish with a long snout and prized caviar. Now, decades after the paddlefish was almost completely wiped out, it's coming back to Caddo Lake.
By Associated Press | 03/05/14 06:55 AM
First, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst's dreams of higher political office were snatched away by Ted Cruz and the tea party, who defeated him in a bid to represent Texas in the U.S. Senate. Now he's fighting just to keep his job.
By Rebecca Berg | 03/04/14 10:22 AM
Having fended off a baffling challenge from Rep. Steve Stockman, Texas Sen. John Cornyn appears poised to glide to victory in the Republican primary contest Tuesday. In a recent poll, Cornyn held a commanding lead over Stockman among likely voters, with 62 percent to 16 percent.
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