HARRISBURG, Pa. – To Rick Perry, the past is the past.
HARRISBURG, Pa. – To Rick Perry, the past is the past.
Fresh off of getting support from Texas’ GOP leader, Rand Paul said Friday that he’s the best choice to grow the Republican Party and be its 2016 presidential nominee.
On the same day that Gov. Greg Abbott declared that taxpayers should stop investing in technology startups, a bankruptcy proceeding in an Austin courtroom was Exhibit A about the perils of investing public money in entrepreneurship.
TEMPLE, Texas (KCEN) -- A state representative from Belton is responding to a national outcry over comments she made Thursday on Facebook.
In the fall of 1967, when a 14-year-old Texan named John Ellis Bush arrived on the bucolic campus of Phillips Academy in Andover, great expectations preceded him.
Possible presidential candidate had tumultuous four years at Andover school
PRESIDENT OBAMA’s domestic agenda, which he announced in his State of the Union address this month, has a lot to like: health care, maternity leave, affordable college. But there was one thing he got wrong. As part of his promise to educate American children for an increasingly competitive world, he vowed to “protect a free and open Internet” and “extend its reach to every classroom and every community.”
Following attacks from conservative activists over a possible conflict of interest, House Public Education Chairman Jimmie Don Aycock announced Friday that his daughter would step down from her role as an education lobbyist for the upcoming legislative session.
One state lawmaker wants the world to remember this about the Alamo: It belongs to Texas. A legislative proposal by state Sen. Donna Campbell, R-New Braunfels, would ban any foreign entity from owning, controlling or managing the Alamo complex.
AUSTIN, Texas – Manuel Ramirez was the first in his family to get a college degree, and it wasn’t easy.
As pressure mounts for Texas lawmakers to pass a private school voucher program, educators, parents, students and other advocates will gather Friday at the Capitol for what's being billed as the state's largest-ever school choice rally.
In a week where the news was driven to a large degree by rallies on the Capitol grounds — from open carry activists to anti-Muslim protesters — it's perhaps fitting that the week closes with another one. This time, it's school choice activists who will be marching on the Capitol in what's being touted as the largest-ever school choice rally in Texas.
"I think we need to find teachers that can get over that bar," said State Representative, Jimmie Don Aycock, who chairs the House Education Committee, which looks for ways to improve teacher quality. "I think the committee will be charged with looking at what is appropriate for probationary certification and how far you continue that probation, in general, but I think there certainly logically should be some limit to that," he continued.
U.S. Sen. Rand Paul has tapped a Texan who could shore up his bona fides in a key state for Republican presidential hopefuls. Weighing a 2016 run, Paul, R-Ky., has added Texas GOP Chairman Steve Munisteri as a senior adviser.
Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy sent House Republicans a legislative memo Thursday, laying out a February agenda of repealing Obamacare, taking on unfunded mandates, and permanently providing a tax deduction for charitable giving.
A Texas lawmaker is calling on Muslim constituents attending the "Texas Muslim Capitol Day" event to "publicly announce allegiance to America and our laws."
A federal judge sentenced former El Paso Independent School District administrator Myrna Gamboa to five years' probation and a $5,000 fine Thursday for her role in the scheme to artificially inflate EPISD's test scores.
FORT WORTH Giving thanks at the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo has become more diverse this year as officials have cast a wider net to include more faith-based groups that offer prayers before the bareback bronc riding begins.
AUSTIN — Rick Perry, who stepped down earlier this month as Texas’ longest-serving governor, has landed a new gig on the public-speaking circuit.
AUSTIN — Just one day after a campus carry proposal was fast tracked in the Senate, University of Texas System Chancellor William McRaven told the state’s top Republican leaders he thinks the measure would make campuses “less-safe.”
AUSTIN – Senior staff in the lieutenant governor’s office met with a handful of pro-gun activists Thursday, one day after Dan Patrick sought to smooth over remarks that caused a firestorm on social media among open carry groups.
State officials have ordered the shuttering of three Texas charter schools - including two in the Houston area — because of alleged failures to comply with the state's education code or provisions of their own charters.
HOUSTON – The year's first wave of major oil company financial reports sent more dark clouds over the oil patch Thursday, with news of $20 billion in combined spending cuts, profit losses and a growing pricing standoff between oil producers and the companies that drill and service their wells.
WASHINGTON - Texas voter ID advocate Catherine Engelbrecht, who sued the IRS over its targeting of conservative groups, slammed the Justice Department as a "rogue agency" Thursday in testimony before a Senate panel considering attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch.
AUSTIN - They came out by the hundreds from Dallas, San Antonio and Houston, mostly women and children, girls with silver-bowed shoes and pink owl backpacks. They sang the national anthem and prayed.