HEMPSTEAD, Texas – A language controversy is brewing at Hempstead Middle School over an announcement that was made by the school’s principal.
Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst announced Wednesday that state leaders are looking to fund a $60 million a year “permanent surge” along the Texas-Mexico Border to try to shut down the continuing smuggling and crimes by drug cartels.
Drubbed in the 2012 race after his ‘oops’ moment, the Texas governor is back for more, criss-crossing the country in what certainly looks like the early stages of a 2016 bid.
Tuesday's decision from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in New Orleans held that home builder D.R. Horton Inc. (DHI), based in Fort Worth, Texas, didn't violate the National Labor Relations Act as the board had ruled in its January 2012 decision.
The Institute for College Access and Success reports not only enormous variation in student debt from school to school, but also wide differences by region.
Now, the former president has upped his sock game, wearing a pair featuring an image of his own face:
The National Security Agency is gathering nearly 5 billion records a day on the whereabouts of cellphones around the world, according to top-secret documents and interviews with U.S. intelligence officials, enabling the agency to track the movements of individuals — and map their relationships — in ways that would have been previously unimaginable.
Today, a top political handicapper, Nathan Gonzalez of the Rothenberg Political Report, took a tongue in cheek look at just how much Alameel might have to spend, based on his campaign last year for Congress in the newly drawn 33d District. His finding: $2 billion.
Democrat Wendy Davis told Attorney General Greg Abbott on Wednesday that she would have vetoed billions of dollars in cuts to public schools rather than defend them court as Abbott has done. At issue are $5 billion in spending cuts for public education by the Legislature in 2011. The Republican-led House and Senate made the cuts to avoid raising taxes or using savings from the state’s rainy day fund.
Get ready for the next line of attack from the GOP on Obamacare: good luck keeping your doctor.
Wendy Davis released three years' worth of tax returns late Tuesday, matching the level of disclosure of Greg Abbott and shedding additional light on how she's made a living beyond the Capitol.
Democrat Wendy Davis only makes $7,200 a year in salary as a state senator, but her take-home pay more than doubled between 2010 and 2012 thanks to steadily rising income from her private law practice, tax records show.
CIUDAD JUÁREZ, Mexico — Criticism of the Mérida Initiative wasn’t on Alejandro Matamoros’ mind recently when he spoke about his passion for teaching how to mix hip-hop tracks and how it helps his at-risk students express how they view Mexico after years of bloodshed.
Like any natural resource, the precious groundwater that flows under Texas’ land does not follow political boundaries. The state is home to nine major and 21 minor aquifers, some of which stretch across the entire state and have segments with wildly different hydrologic properties.
As Wendy Davis ramps up her efforts to become the first Democratic governor of Texas since Ann Richards left office in January of 1995, her need to replicate Richards’ success among women voters takes center stage.
Texas officials are considering subsidizing power plant construction to keep pace with rapidly growing energy demand. But critics of the plan have raised concerns over potential legal battles and the impact on on electricity costs.
Most states — Texas included — don’t require enough financial disclosure from their top judges, according to a new report from the Center for Public Integrity.
In a letter sent to the Texas congressional delegation on Tuesday, five public university system chancellors, three private university presidents and one public university president shared their concerns about the effects of automatic federal spending cuts — known as sequestration — on university research and education in the state.
WASHINGTON — For the past decade, Texas has been at war with Washington. Gov. Rick Perry and Attorney General Greg Abbott have fought the federal government on health care, voting rights and environmental regulations. On spending, new programs and regulations, federal officials have been hard-pressed to find friendly ears in the Lone Star State.
The ground has been shaking so regularly in Parker and Tarrant counties, including another quake on Tuesday, that the Azle school district has taken the unusual step of conducting earthquake drills.
Methodist Hospital will kick off the largest-ever expansion of its facility and adjoining children's hospital next year — a $200 million-plus project that will include construction of two new patient towers in the South Texas Medical Center.
For the first time in three years, less than half of Texas is in a drought. After near-normal rainfall during the spring and summer, this fall a number of drought-ending storm systems began to sweep across Texas, particularly the eastern half of the state.
A definitive fate for the iconic Astrodome moved further into the future Tuesday when a key Harris County commissioner said he does not think anything more needs to be done to the vacant structure prior to the 2017 Super Bowl at Reliant Stadium.