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After years of playing one on TV, Chuck Norris is now a Texas Ranger in real life, at least honorarily.
Your afternoon reading: Sheila Jackson Lee and WikiLeaks, talk of a pardon for Tom DeLay, and Chuck Norris (yes, that Chuck Norris)
Robert Grijalva isn't running for the Texas House.
Some House newbies on Wednesday experienced the crush of political defeat for the first time — courtesy of a box of ping pong balls.
Texas universities are likely facing massive budget cuts in the upcoming legislative session — so how are they spending the money they have now, and is there even any room for cuts? A new report offers some clues.
Your afternoon reading: freshman orientation, Kirk Watson and the budget, and Warren Jeffs in Texas
Warren Jeffs has made it to Texas. The embattled leader of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints — the polygamous Mormon breakaway sect whose Eldorado ranch was raided by child welfare officials in 2008 — will stand trial in San Angelo for allegedly sexually assaulting a child.
Dormant since campaign season, one of the year's biggest ethics flaps is back.
Today marks the beginning of an effort to more openly and aggressively disclose when donors to The Texas Tribune are — for reasons entirely related to their place in the center of the news — the subjects of stories.
More than a third of Texas drivers think roadways are less safe than they were five years ago even though data shows that deaths have steadily decreased, according to a survey by the Center for Transportation Safety at the Texas Transportation Institute.