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Today, the Texas Department of Public Safety released it's proposed new rules that would make it easier for poor Texans with traffic tickets to get right with the law.
The Texas Department of Insurance has drafted rules that would ban health insurance policies from including so-called “discretionary clauses.” Those are the rules that many patients hate, which allow their health insurers to decide exactly what they cover and what they don’t — and give the insurers a degree of protection from litigation.
It's Montague, in far north Texas. His Democratic gubernatorial rival, Alma Aguado, won it. Give us a plausible reason why and you'll win a free Texas Tribune hat.
The West Texan who was John McCain's longtime wingman has resurfaced in the Massachusetts governor's race.
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Former state Sen. David Sibley, R-Waco, is talking to people about getting back into the Legislature when Sen. Kip Averitt, R-Waco, gets out. But he's not out yet, and there are two exits.
Pundits and political observers may finally get what they’ve been wanting in Texas — a close race for governor.
There’s one sure-fire lesson to be taken from the recently ended primary battle in Texas. When it comes to the position of governor, 9/11 “Truthers” need not apply.
Rick Perry leads Bill White by six percentage points in the first poll released after Tuesday's primary.
The Cook Political Report calls Bill White the strongest Democratic candidate since Ann Richards — possibly strong enough to oust Rick Perry.
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Texas Department of Public Safety Director Steve McCraw issued a warning today to spring breakers planning to travel to Mexican border cities like Juarez or Nuevo Laredo: Don't.
More than 1 million Texans were unemployed in January, according to new numbers from the Texas Workforce Commission. Unemployment in the state hit 8.6 percent in January, up from 8 percent the month before and 6.8 percent in January 2009. The comparable national rate was 10.6 percent.