Fifty-seven years after his death, Lt. General Claire Lee Chennault, who oversaw the "Flying Tigers," will be honored at his Commerce birthplace with Texas' first state historical marker in Mandarin Chinese.
A recent high-profile battle over funding therapy services for poor and disabled kids has been cast as budget-ax-wielding lawmakers against suffering children. But there's plenty at stake for some for-profit companies as well.Full Story
In this week's edition of the Trib+Health newsletter: A couple of new health partnerships are announced for North Texas, a study shows exercise alone might not be enough to ward off heart failure and an interview with Dianna Milewicz of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston.Full Story
"School choice," including controversial tax credit scholarships, tops a lengthy list of public education issues Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick has asked state senators to study ahead of the 2017 legislative session.Full Story
U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz opened a packed swing through early-voting Iowa on Monday by blasting leaders in his own party for contemplating changes to the presidential primary calendar, calling it “lunacy” and a “terrible idea.”Full Story
U.S. Rep. Bill Flores, R-Bryan, said Monday he intends to seek the gavel of the United States House of Representatives if his colleague, Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan, doesn't.Full Story
As part of our "God & Governing" documentary series, we've collected short video clips of two-dozen Texas lawmakers explaining how their personal religious beliefs drive their policymaking in the state Capitol. Take a look.Full Story
Legislation that would have blocked public employees from paying union or association dues with paycheck deductions failed last session. But the Senate is reopening the issue, and it could play against a powerful House chairman up for reelection next year.Full Story
Bryan Republican Congressman Bill Flores edged closer on Monday to a run for Speaker of the House, telling the Tribune that he would run if 2012 GOP vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan opts not to seek the office.Full Story
Austin Mayor Steve Adler and Travis County Judge Sarah Eckhardt, wading into the volatile debate over immigration, blasted state Republican leaders for blocking an executive order that would allow millions of undocumented immigrants to avoid deportation.Full Story
East Texas inmate Julius Murphy's execution is off the November calendar – for now. The Texas Criminal Court of Appeals on Monday stayed the 36-year-old's execution, after his legal team presented claims of prosecutorial misconduct in his 1998 capital murder trial.Full Story
Seeking to fight scandal-plagued Volkswagen alone, Attorney General Ken Paxton is asking two Texas counties to halt their lawsuits against the automaker.Full Story
In Austin on Monday, U.S. Sen. John Cornyn promoted federal legislation that would require mental health checks before denying anyone the ability to purchase firearms.Full Story
The Democratic Party has done a better job than the Republican Party connecting with low-income voters frustrated by a persistent “wealth gap,” GOP presidential contender Rick Santorum said in North Texas Monday.
In a letter to Attorney General Ken Paxton on Monday, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott lent his full support to the Childress Police Department, which recently came under fire for displaying the motto "In God We Trust" on its patrol vehicles.
Hillary Clinton's visit to San Antonio later this week will kick off a concerted outreach to Latino voters nationally. But supporters say the campaign is also hoping to run the table in the Texas primary in March.Full Story
Ted Cruz is preparing for an aggressive schedule of events in Iowa as his presidential campaign increases its overall focus on the first early-voting state.Full Story
A new poll ahead of next month's mayoral election in Houston continues to have state Rep. Sylvester Turner comfortably at the front of the pack, but the second spot in an expected runoff appears up for grabs.Full Story
Former San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro will be back in his hometown next week to formally endorse Hillary Clinton's presidential bid.Full Story