An execution planned for Wednesday evening is focusing attention on the use of the death penalty on those with serious mental illness.Full Story
LaSalle County, which is in the heart of the Eagle Ford Shale, has sued the Texas Department of Transportation over the administration of a $225 million grant program aimed at repairing roads damaged by oilfield traffic. TxDOT says the program is being handled properly.
Full video of Thursday's TribLive conversation about Texas Monthly's list of the Best and Worst Legislators, with Paul Burka, Erica Grieder, Sonia Smith and Brian D. Sweany. Also, check out Ben Philpott's coverage of the "worst" list in Thursday's Agenda Texas:
And the "best" list in Friday's:Full Story
Lawmakers discussed whether to regulate the ownership of “big cats and nonhuman primates" at a hearing Wednesday. Animal rights groups say these animals are a threat to public safety, while owners of tigers, lions, and other large cats say they already face enough regulation.Full Story