Unregistered high school umpires will keep their stripes on, for now. A U.S. district judge granted an injunction today requested by the Texas Association of Sport Officials, halting a University Interscholastic League mandate that all high school sports officials register with the agency. Some officials were refusing to register, risking a lockout.
With the threat of massive budget cuts looming on the horizon, state higher education leaders are looking for ways to get more out of what few dollars they may ultimately get to spend. One program that may see some changes is the Toward Excellence, Access, and Success Grant program, the state’s largest financial aid program.
Freshman state Rep. Van Taylor, R-Plano, says he's supporting Ken Paxton's challenge to incumbent House Speaker Joe Straus.
Your afternoon reading: Earmark ban fails, Kaywatch and Dunnam's replacement
Want to see the most feel-good salvo yet in the speaker's race?
The newest video touting Joe Straus for reelection as Speaker looks like the intro for one of those lifetime achievement statues they give away on the awards shows.
Your afternoon reading: Hunger strike targets Hutchison; more double-billing ethics questions
Budget talks got a surprise visitor last week: candor.
For this week's installment of our non-scientific survey of political and policy insiders on issues of the moment, we asked whether Rick Perry is running for president — and whether he should run.
Your afternoon reading: politics and the DeLay conviction, a new NRA legal battle, and earmark concerns for Dallas
He lost this battle, but Tom DeLay may have already won the war.
Tom DeLay, the former U.S. House majority leader from Sugar Land, was convicted on charges of money laundering and conspiracy to commit money laundering this afternoon.
Remember the ABCs? Anybody But Craddick? Not you've got ABS folks, who don't like Republican House Speaker Joe Straus.