Jeb Bush Gets Testy Over "Anchor Baby" Questions

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush speaks with reporters Monday in McAllen. He brought his presidential campaign to the Rio Grande Valley for a fundraiser, briefing on border security with local officials and stop at a Mexican restaurant.
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush speaks with reporters Monday in McAllen. He brought his presidential campaign to the Rio Grande Valley for a fundraiser, briefing on border security with local officials and stop at a Mexican restaurant.

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush on Monday visited the Rio Grande Valley, wading deeper into an immigration debate roiling the 2016 presidential race.

Budget Cuts Hit Film, Video Game Incentive Fund

Filmed in Texas, the television show Friday Night Lights received $6.7 million in state incentive funds.
Filmed in Texas, the television show Friday Night Lights received $6.7 million in state incentive funds.

State lawmakers inflicted deep cuts on the incentive program Texas uses to lure film, television and video game productions to the state. Now, industry advocates say Texas-based productions — like the critically acclaimed Friday Night Lights — will be scarcer. This story is part of our 31 Days, 31 Ways series

Cruz to Lead 50-State Attack on Planned Parenthood

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Senator and presidential candidate Ted Cruz at the "Rally for Religious Liberty" in Des Moines, Iowa, on August 21, 2015.
Senator and presidential candidate Ted Cruz at the "Rally for Religious Liberty" in Des Moines, Iowa, on August 21, 2015.

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, will take a lead role in the launch this week of an ambitious 50-state campaign to end taxpayer support for Planned Parenthood.

Law Could Bring Remote Doctor Visits to Schools

A new law will allow physicians to get paid for seeing children over a sophisticated form of video chat, as long as the patient is at school and enrolled in the state’s Medicaid program.
A new law will allow physicians to get paid for seeing children over a sophisticated form of video chat, as long as the patient is at school and enrolled in the state’s Medicaid program.

A new law will allow physicians to get paid for seeing children over a sophisticated form of video chat, as long as the patient is at school and enrolled in the state’s Medicaid program for the poor and disabled. This story is part of our 31 Days, 31 Ways series.

Defendant Pleads Guilty in Webb County Water Trial

El Cenizo and its neighboring border town of Rio Bravo in South Texas have a brand-new water treatment plant that was supposed to provide nearly 10,000 people here with clean drinking water. But it’s never been run properly, critics say.
El Cenizo and its neighboring border town of Rio Bravo in South Texas have a brand-new water treatment plant that was supposed to provide nearly 10,000 people here with clean drinking water. But it’s never been run properly, critics say.

On the fourth day of a criminal trial involving undrinkable water in two border communities, one of the two defendants pleaded guilty to all charges against him.