By Paul J. Weber | 02/10/14 08:03 AM
When two same-sex Texas couples challenge the state's gay marriage ban in a San Antonio federal court this week, they'll carry the momentum of recent legal victories in conservative Utah and Oklahoma. Whatever the outcome, the three Republicans running to become the next Texas attorney general...
By Associated Press | 02/08/14 12:35 PM
A new federal report shows Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst still owing businesses $1.4 million from his failed 2012 run for U.S. Senate.
By Charlie Spiering | 02/06/14 12:15 PM
Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee had some rare praise for fellow Texas lawmaker Sen. Ted Cruz on Tuesday for standing with her during a rally in their state for school choice. "I'm glad Senator Cruz was there to stand alongside the issue of excellence in education," Jackson Lee, a Democrat, told MSNBC....
By Jim Vertuno | 02/06/14 08:19 AM
The Wild West tradition of openly carrying your six-shooter on the street has long been banned in Texas under state law. But the next governor could change that.
By Mark Tapscott | 02/05/14 09:10 AM
Problems continue to mount for Texas Democratic gubernatorial leader and abortion-on-demand hero Wendy Davis. Today, it's the Washington Free Beacon reporting that Davis used campaign funds to pay for a luxury apartment and the accountrements thereof in Austin while serving as a state senator....
By Associated Press | 02/05/14 08:56 AM
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott has asked the state's top criminal appeals court to rethink striking down a state law that banned sexually explicit online chatting between adults and minors.
02/03/14 11:07 AM
HOUSTON — A veteran government worker in Houston has been convicted of passport fraud for providing legal documents to people with fake paperwork. Prosecutors say Nyle Churchwell remains in custody pending sentencing at a date to be determined. He faces up to 20 years in prison after being...
By Timothy P. Carney | 01/31/14 10:24 AM
Wendy Davis, announcing in October her run for governor: I have my own Texas story. Thirty-two years ago, I received my high school diploma in this very spot. At the time, I had no idea what my future held. I dreamt of a road that could lead to college, but after a while, it looked like life...
01/27/14 10:56 AM
AUSTIN, Texas — There have been five incidents in the last six months where patients' health records have made their way out of some of Texas' 10 public psychiatric facilities, according to a review of state records by a newspaper. In one incident, an employee at Big Spring State Hospital in...
01/27/14 10:15 AM
FORT WORTH, Texas — A public battle over the fate of a brain-dead, pregnant Texas woman and her fetus ended quietly and privately as she was taken off life support and her family began preparing for her burial. John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth complied Sunday with a judge's order to...
By Associated Press | 01/25/14 06:11 PM
Republican attorney general and gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott on Saturday criticized Democratic challenger Wendy Davis' 2013 filibuster to block new abortion restrictions and touted his record of defending state abortion laws.
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