Texas Department of Public Safety officer Michael Knight and his horse Ranger stand by as the Texas DPS announces the launch of a new Mounted Horse Patrol Unit, which will be assigned to the Capitol Complex. May 6, 2014. Charlie Pearce

DPS Introduces New Mounted Patrol Unit for Capitol

The Texas Department of Public Safety is not horsing around with its new mounted patrol unit for the state Capitol complex. Formally introduced Tuesday morning, it includes three donated horses and four trained state troopers.

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Illustration by Todd Wiseman / Thomas Hawk

Comptroller to Strip Clubs: Time to Pay Up

A controversial strip club fee that lawmakers approved in 2007 is still winding its way through the courts, but Comptroller Susan Combs is pressing the clubs to pay six years' worth of “pole taxes.”

 

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Watch the video of our panel discussion on HB 5, the sweeping education bill passed by the 83rd Legislature, at our symposium on STEM education at UT-Dallas. See the rest of the day's panels on our multimedia page.

TribLive: Life After House Bill 5

Watch the video of our panel discussion on HB 5, the sweeping education bill passed by the 83rd Legislature, at our symposium on STEM education at UT-Dallas. See the rest of the day's panels on our multimedia page.

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A hydraulic fracturing site in Fort Worth on Sept. 27, 2013. Mark Graham

Drilling Suit Highlights a Shift in the Fracking Debate

For years, much of the debate over fracking has focused on groundwater pollution. But as a multimillion-dollar legal ruling recently illustrated, those concerns have at times been overshadowed by new worries about air pollution.

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Alamo Colleges System Names First Student Trustee

The Alamo Colleges system on Friday named a student member to its board of trustees. According to the system, Jacob Wong will be the first student in Texas to serve as a trustee on a community college board. 

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