Abbott Says He's Fully Behind Trump, Hopes for Double-Digit Win in Texas

Gov. Greg Abbott is shown in November 2015 proposing reforms against "sanctuary cities" that he wants Texas lawmakers to consider in the 2017 legislative session.
Gov. Greg Abbott is shown in November 2015 proposing reforms against "sanctuary cities" that he wants Texas lawmakers to consider in the 2017 legislative session.

Gov. Greg Abbott is pushing back against the suggestion that his support for Donald Trump is lukewarm, saying "of course" he is all in for the Republican presidential nominee — and that he hopes Trump wins Texas by double digits.

Lawmakers, Courts Consider Ways to Help People Who Can't Afford Lawyers

Almost four percent of more than 300,000 civil cases filed in Texas courts in 2015 involved plaintiffs or petitioners who didn't have an attorney, according to the Texas Office of Court Administration.
Almost four percent of more than 300,000 civil cases filed in Texas courts in 2015 involved plaintiffs or petitioners who didn't have an attorney, according to the Texas Office of Court Administration.

Every year, thousands of Texans who can't afford to hire attorneys take a go at handling their own civil cases. Ahead of the next legislative session, lawmakers and legal service providers are looking for ways to make the process easier. 

Texas-Born Mexican Politician Pledges to Work with Lone Star State Leaders

Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller, right, hosts Tamaulipas Gov.-elect Francisco Garcia Cabeza de Vaca on Wednesday at the Texas Department of Agriculture’s office in Austin to discuss agriculture issues along the Texas/Tamaulipas border, economic development in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas, immigration and border security.
Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller, right, hosts Tamaulipas Gov.-elect Francisco Garcia Cabeza de Vaca on Wednesday at the Texas Department of Agriculture’s office in Austin to discuss agriculture issues along the Texas/Tamaulipas border, economic development in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas, immigration and border security.

During a trip to Austin Wednesday, Francisco Garcia Cabeza de Vaca, the governor-elect of Tamaulipas, got a head start on improving the relationship between Mexico and Texas.

Ted Cruz Takes Dead Aim at Obama Administration in Internet Dispute

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, speaks during a U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee hearing in Washington, D.C., to consider five nominees to fill vacancies on federal courts in Texas. The hearing was Sept. 7, 2016.
U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, speaks during a U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee hearing in Washington, D.C., to consider five nominees to fill vacancies on federal courts in Texas. The hearing was Sept. 7, 2016.

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz might be laying low politically, but this fall he's taking the lead on an obscure issue that could affect ongoing federal budget negotiations: Who should control how the Internet is organized? 

 

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