11/19/13 07:45 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — A sharply divided Supreme Court on Tuesday allowed Texas to continue enforcing abortion restrictions that opponents say have led more than a third of the state's clinics to stop providing abortions. The justices voted 5-4 to leave in effect a provision requiring doctors who...
By Charlie Spiering | 11/19/13 10:58 AM
Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Tex., celebrated the 150th anniversary of President Lincoln's Gettysburg address on Tuesday by reading aloud the words of the speech while standing next to the original text of the speech in the Library of Congress.
11/19/13 08:56 AM
A conservative student group on the campus of the University of Texas in Austin is being threatened with protests and expulsion if it goes forward with a playing a game it calls “Catch an Illegal Immigrant.” According to the Young Conservatives of Texas UT Chapter’s Facebook page, on...
By Charlie Spiering | 11/18/13 03:41 PM
Vice President Joe Biden made a quick stop in Houston today as he travels to Panama to promote more federal funding for port expansion.
11/18/13 09:03 AM
Despite issues with the healthcare website, the government still wants people to try and enroll. This weekend, one of the president's top officials came to Houston to convince people to sign up. U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas Perez spoke at a healthcare forum Saturday inside the George R. Brown...
By Associated Press | 11/13/13 10:07 AM
AUSTIN, Texas — Republican candidate for governor Greg Abbott said Tuesday he supports making it legal to openly carry handguns in public and wants to place stricter limits on state agencies selling personal information from public records.
By Chris Tomlinson | 11/13/13 09:39 AM
AUSTIN, Texas — The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals is rehearing an affirmative action case brought against the University of Texas. The judges will hold a rare meeting in Austin on Wednesday after the U.S. Supreme Court said they didn't properly apply past decisions when deciding whether the...
11/11/13 11:45 AM
(www.washingtonpost.com) A diet fueled by food stamps is making South Texans obese but leaving them hungry. Has the massive growth of a government feeding program solved a problem, or created one? Is it enough for the government to help people buy food, or should it go further by also telling...
By Associated Press | 11/11/13 10:56 AM
AUSTIN, Texas — Texas attorney general hopeful Barry Smitherman turned some heads when he suggested this summer that many aborted fetuses might have voted Republican had they been born. Upon further reflection, he still insists it's a no-brainer. "What we've seen in our state is that...
11/08/13 07:09 PM
This story was originally published by the Associated Press on Oct. 30, 1999. WACO, Texas – U.S. military leaders were reluctant to assist in the 1993 siege of the Branch Davidian headquarters near Waco and questioned the legality of their role, the Waco Tribune-Herald reported Saturday....
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