The nation watched on Tuesday — and into Wednesday — as Democratic Sen. Wendy Davis and hundreds of reproductive rights advocates stalled proceedings and ultimately defeated controversial abortion legislation.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will soon consider proposals to reduce flooding when hurricanes hit a critical part of the Texas Gulf Coast. But the proposals have sparked debate over who should pay for them and who should be protected.
Legislation that would create sentencing guidelines for 17-year-old murderers and increase funding for road construction were not the target of state Sen. Wendy Davis' filibuster, but died amid her high-profile effort.
by Brandi Grissom, Ryan Murphy, Noah Seger and Elizabeth Koh
Wednesday's execution of Kimberly McCarthy for the 1997 stabbing death of her neighbor will mark Texas' 500th execution since 1976 and the 261st during Gov. Rick Perry's tenure. Use our interactive to view information on each execution under Perry.
State Rep. Mark Strama, an Austin Democrat known for his work on education and clean-technology issues, announced on Wednesday that he had resigned to lead Google Fiber’s operations in Austin. The move put to rest speculation that he would run for mayor of Austin.
Nobody does the news quite like Taiwan-based Next Media Animation, whose latest storyline is Fort Worth Democratic state Sen. Wendy Davis' filibuster of a bill that would have added restrictions on abortion.