During a meeting when local and state officials accused the agency of poor communication, Texas Department of Transportation officials confirmed plans Thursday to delay converting more asphalt roads to gravel.Full Story
Aman Batheja worked for eight years at the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, most of that time covering state and local politics. A native of Cedarhurst, New York, he has an undergraduate degree in journalism and psychology from New York University and a master's in economics from the University of Texas at Arlington.
In his first campaign video as a candidate for comptroller, former state Rep. Raul Torres touts his interests in ending "sweetheart insider deals and politics as usual." The Corpus Christi Republican also highlights his background as a certified public accountant.Full Story
In his first campaign video since launching his campaign for comptroller, state Rep. Harvey Hilderbran, R-Kerrville, says the comptroller's office should get more involved in addressing allegations that the IRS is targeting certain political groups.Full Story
Texas drivers will have to slow down or move over one lane when passing Texas Department of Transportation workers under a new law. This story is part of our monthlong 31 Days, 31 Ways series.Full Story
House Appropriations Chairman Jim Pitts, R-Waxahachie, announced Thursday he will not seek another term in the Texas House.Full Story
Four Republicans are vying to replace outgoing state Comptroller Susan Combs, and at least one Democrat may join the race soon, too.Full Story
With the announcement of two new cost-cutting measures, the Texas Department of Transportation has managed to anger dozens of local officials in both rural and urban parts of the state.Full Story
State Rep. Harvey Hilderbran is entering the comptroller's race. He's the fourth Republican to enter the race after state Sen. Glenn Hegar, former state Rep. Raul Torres and former gubernatorial candidate Debra Medina.
He hasn't endorsed in any 2014 races, but U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz is already a presence in the Republican primaries. That influence is only going to grow as the races heat up.Full Story
From expanding bike lanes and trails to launching bike-share programs, more Texas cities are investing resources to encourage bicycle use.Full Story
Now that it's through the Legislature, lawmakers and advocates have to sell a constitutional amendment that boosts funding for Texas highways without sapping interest for completing that funding a few months later.Full Story
Lawmakers have increased the Commission on State Emergency Services' budget by 33 percent. That will help update its 911 system, which serves 224 of Texas' 254 counties. This story is part of our 31 Days, 31 Ways series.Full Story
After several hours of debate in the House and ongoing negotiations with the Senate, lawmakers on Monday night managed to pass a transportation funding measure and adjourn the third special session of the year.Full Story
A House committee on Thursday held its first hearing in the third special session, and it voted out a transportation funding plan with minor changes from one that failed in the previous special session.Full Story
Lawmakers hoping to find a viable transportation funding measure in the third special session, which started this week, are looking closely at a plan that failed in the first two special sessions.Full Story