On the Records: Craig James Releases Tax Returns

Former ESPN commentator and football player Craig James pauses during the U.S. Senate candidates debate sponsored by TPPF in Austin on January 12, 2012.
Former ESPN commentator and football player Craig James pauses during the U.S. Senate candidates debate sponsored by TPPF in Austin on January 12, 2012.

Craig James, the former sports commentator who is running to replace Republican U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, has released his tax returns from the last five years. Expect his opponents to follow suit. 

Voter ID Mudslinging Continues

Texas Weekly

The U.S. Department of Justice is keeping Texans guessing as to whether they will have to furnish photo IDs before casting their ballots. But a fresh lawsuit has spurred a new round of mudslinging directed at the law's Republican backers.

Texas Windstorm Insurance Association Review is OK'd

Then-state Rep. Larry Taylor, R-Friendswood, is shown on the second-to-last day of the first-called special session during the 82nd Legislature on June 27, 2011. Taylor was elected to the Texas Senate in 2012.
Then-state Rep. Larry Taylor, R-Friendswood, is shown on the second-to-last day of the first-called special session during the 82nd Legislature on June 27, 2011. Taylor was elected to the Texas Senate in 2012.

Despite opposition from state Rep. Larry Taylor, who co-chairs the Windstorm Insurance Legislative Oversight Board, the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association's board decided today to hire a third party to assess its financial structure. 

South Texas District Suspends Sports to Keep Afloat

The Premont High School Cowboys beat the Hebronville Longhorns 44 to 39 in Tuesday's game which was the last basketball game for Premont.  Premont ISD is terminating its athletics programs to save money and focus on academics as it tries to meet drastic improvements required by the state.
The Premont High School Cowboys beat the Hebronville Longhorns 44 to 39 in Tuesday's game which was the last basketball game for Premont. Premont ISD is terminating its athletics programs to save money and focus on academics as it tries to meet drastic improvements required by the state.

In a daring and rare move in a state where the football field is hallowed turf, a superindent has suspended all athletics to help his South Texas district improve its struggling finances.