Meet the ‘New Ted Cruz’

  • suggested by John Reynolds

And then Donald Trump won the White House. The ripples are visible across the Republican Party, but nowhere has the shock of Trump’s conquest been felt more acutely than inside the Texas senator’s sprawling electoral enterprise.

DPS: Terrorism threat level 'elevated' in Texas

The current terrorism threat level in Texas is "elevated" as the result of potential danger from international terror organizations like ISIS and narcotics-trafficking Mexican cartels, according to the just released 2017 Texas Public Safety Threat Overview.

Former Title IX officer accuses Baylor Bears of discrimination, intimidation

  • suggested by Ross Ramsey

A second former Title IX officer at Baylor University has filed complaints with federal officials saying she faced discriminatory treatment and intimidation while she tried to investigate sexual assault cases -- especially those involving football players -- during her seven months at the university.

Gov. Abbott to seek re-election in 2018, talks bathroom bill

  • suggested by Ross Ramsey

Though the official announcement will come after the 2017 legislative session, Gov. Greg Abbott, R-Texas, told WFAA that he will seek re-election in 2018. “I will be running again for governor,” Abbott said in an interview for WFAA-TV’s Inside Texas Politics to air on Sunday. “Let’s just say it’s my thought and intention to run again. I’ll be prepared to run again.”

Tom Price, HHS Nominee, Faces Tough Questions On Stock Deals And Obamacare

  • suggested by Bobby Blanchard

President-elect Donald Trump's choice to head the Department of Health and Human Services defended stock transactions he made as a member of Congress as "above board," while vowing he would not pull the rug from under any American with health care as result of replacing the Affordable Care Act.

How Unfunded Pensions Almost Sank Houston

Houston owes its police, fire, and city workers about $7.8 billion, and it doesn’t exactly have the cash on hand. Their hard-fought solution could serve as a model for the rest of Texas, and the nation.

How Unfunded Pensions Almost Sank Houston

Pensions are the storm clouds on the horizon that threaten to wash out the so-called Texas Miracle, the wave of new jobs that kept the Lone Star State afloat through the Great Recession.

Texans Brace for Potential End of Obamacare’s Insurance Exchange

  • suggested by Bobby Blanchard

The enrollment period for the federal health insurance exchange ends Jan. 31. For many Texans who don’t get their insurance through an employer, this has been an affordable way to get a policy in the state for the past few years.

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