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AG targets Tri-State Expo, local gun laws

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s Potter County building and the Amarillo Tri-State Fairgrounds had signs prohibiting firearms, but both were forced to take them down. At the fairgrounds, officials removed the signs from the gates, but still prohibit people from carrying handguns in the buildings there.

Food trucks get their own insurance category

In Texas on Thursday, for example, Farmers Insurance will roll out a new specialty food truck policy that combines not just commercial automobile coverage for theft, wrecks or other damage but also protection against mishaps more common among restaurateurs, such as food-borne illness and slip-and-fall accidents.

Spring man seeks to postpone his ISIS-related trial

A Spring man charged with conspiring to join ISIS and kill people abroad has asked a federal judge in Houston to postpone his upcoming trial until after the November election, fearing he cannot get a fair jury given the anti-Muslim sentiment stirred up among voters this election cycle.

Paxton rejects fraud case settlement talks

Attorney General Ken Paxton, facing charges he duped investors in a North Texas startup, is refusing to engage in settlement talks with the U.S Securities and Exchange Commission - and could be the last holdout in the case if it goes to trial.

Sen. Coryn expects Zika funding impasse to be broken

U.S. Sen. John Cornyn said Tuesday the $1.1 billion Zika virus funding bill, bogged down this summer in partisan politics in Washington, would be passed soon to help pay for ongoing prevention efforts in such high-risk areas as Houston.

Trump weighs meeting in Mexico with the country’s president

Donald Trump is considering jetting to Mexico City on Wednesday for a meeting with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto, just hours before he delivers a high-stakes speech in Arizona to clarify his views on immigration policy, according to people in the United States and Mexico familiar with the discussions.

George Soros' quiet overhaul of the U.S. justice system

  • suggested by John Reynolds

Soros has spent on district attorney campaigns in Florida, Illinois, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico and Texas through a network of state-level super PACs and a national “527” unlimited-money group, each named a variation on “Safety and Justice.”

Hidden tax on Texas college tuition must end

In 2013, as chair of the Senate Education Committee, I worked with the Texas House to unanimously pass legislation to ensure that every student would be prepared for college or a career. Many students in Texas need assistance to reach that goal.

Labor of Love

Paul Quinn College president Michael Sorrell thinks his work college model can thrive in cities across the country. But can it work without him?

A bare-knuckled turf war over trash

On the fourth floor of a downtown Austin state office building, a seemingly drab hearing played out the past two weeks. A dozen lawyers, poring over dozens of binders, argued about the nuances of stormwater runoff from a proposed Caldwell County landfill.

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